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Frank Francisco Injury Update: Oblique Recovery Delayed By Knee Problems

The New York Mets will need to wait a little bit longer for the return of closer Frank Fancisco. According to a report by's Adam Rubin, Francisco's recovery from an oblique injury has been slowed by an apparent knee problem. Francisco received an anti-inflammatory injection a day after tossing a 40-pitch bullpen session Citi Field.

Francisco, who has been on the 15-day disable list, was schedule to make a rehab appearance with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Monday but was scratched.

Since being out, the Mets have turned to interim closer Bobby Parnell, who already cost New York two games in four saves chances despite having a decent ERA (2.53).

Before going on the DL, Francisco had an ERA of 4.97 and was 18-for-21 in save opportunities.

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