"It was fine until I took a line drive off my leg -- it's fine, it's just bruised," said Francis, who is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, but will need to heal and make some rehab starts before being activated. "I don't think it'll keep me out.
"But when I was pitching, I felt like myself and was able to move around. I felt normal. I'll throw my bullpen as soon as I can and see what happens."
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