Feb 19, 2010 1:36 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis says it's quite a relief to be throwing without feeling any pain.
Francis missed the entire 2009 season after having surgery on his left shoulder. The former 17 game winner hopes to return to form this year.
Francis joined Colorado pitchers and catchers Thursday as they reported to spring training in Tucson, Ariz.