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12/18/2012 7:52 PM ET

Medical update on Frank Francisco

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 18, 2012 – The New York Mets announced that righthanded pitcher Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.  The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.  Francisco is expected to begin throwing in six weeks and is expected to be ready for Opening Day of the 2013 season.

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