Sep 09, 2012; Flushing, NY,USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Frank Francisco (48) pitches during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Braves won 3-2 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets' Frank Francisco may be released before he's activated

According to ESPN New York, they expect the New York Mets to release right handed relief pitcher Frank Francisco before he’s activated from the disabled list.

It’s a tough break, but there is nothing you can do when it comes to things like this. But if you have been on the disabled list pretty much all season with an elbow problem, you will always be a target when it comes to roster cuts.

Players are always climbing the ranks in the major leagues. That’s what I love about this sport. There are players who are constantly on the move, through Low-A to the majors. It doesn’t matter if you were a big star in this league, once you’ve fallen off you are pretty much gonna bounce around from team to team for the rest of your career until you retire.

Francisco is currently on a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton, so even if it looks like he is appear to return to major league action, the Mets seem determined to cut him loose.

He’s is making $6.5 million in the second year of a two-year contract that’s worth around $12 million.

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