Chair thrower gets another chance to hurl for Rangers

Updated: September 8, 2006, 10:46 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Texas Rangers on Friday recalled right-hander Frank Francisco, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault for throwing a chair that broke the nose of an Oakland Athletics female fan two years ago.

He was sentenced to a work program and anger management classes.

Manager Buck Showalter said before Friday night's game that he plans to use Francisco in the final weeks of the season.

The 26-year-old had spent this season in the minor leagues after undergoing ligament ...

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