Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82 ERA 183 innings over 31 starts for the Royals last season. Although he allowed 224 hits, he allowed just 39 walks while striking out 91.
It was the first time he had made more than 30 starts in a season since 2007, when he went 17-9 and a 4.22 ERA with the Rockies.
JEFF FRANCIS' STATS
|2011 Regular Season||31||31||1||0||183.0||224||102||98||19||39||91||6||16||95.3||1.44||.301||4.82|