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Frank Francisco threw off of a mound for the first time this spring, according to Andrew Keh of the New York Times.

Francisco threw a 20-pitch bullpen session and said afterwards he felt good.

Still, Francisco is reportedly expected to open the season on 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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