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Frank Francisco threw a long-toss session at Tradition Field this morning. He had been shut down earlier in camp with right elbow inflammation

Francisco expects to throw a bullpen session on Saturday, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Francisco said he is currently lacking strength and is struggling with his release point.

Rubin says Francisco will likely open the season the disabled list.

Francisco had surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow in December. He had been shutdown early in camp after experiencing discomfort in his elbow.

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