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Top prospect barred from pitching for Canada

Updated: August 9, 2004, 7:05 PM ET
Associated Press

OTTAWA -- The Colorado Rockies refused to let prized pitching prospect Jeff Francis go to Athens, which means Canada's Olympic baseball team is looking for a new ace.

Baseball Canada received a fax from the Rockies on Monday informing them that the 23-year-old left-hander from North Delta, British Columbia, won't be pitching in the Summer Games.

That could be good news for Francis -- maybe Colorado plans to call him up soon from Triple-A. But it's a tough loss for a Canadian ...

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