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Written by Kyle Deering   
Thursday, 26 February 2009 22:25

Colorado Rockies left-handed pitcher Jeff Francis had arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder Wednesday at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic outside of Denver. Team medical director Dr. Thomas Noonan performed the arthroscopic procedure for a labral repair and a debridement of the left rotator cuff.

According to the Rockies, Francis will begin rehabilitation immediately. A return to baseball activities has not been set.

Francis, 28, went 4-10 with a 5.01 ERA (143.2 ip, 80 er) in 24 starts for the Rockies in 2008. The left-hander is coming off a season in which he spent more than month on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The 2008 season was Francis' first Major League campaign in which he did not make 30 starts or win at least 13 games.

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