Rays Acquire Ben Francisco From Astros

The Rays announced that they have acquired Ben Francisco from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later.  Houston first acquired the outfielder from the Blue Jays in their ten-player trade on July 20th.

Francisco, 30, hit .244/.292/.370 with two homers in 144 plate appearances for the Astros and Blue Jays this season.  The veteran has now been a part of four trades in his big league career and will join his fifth club when he arrives in Tampa Bay.  Across six big league seasons, the outfielder owns a .258/.328/.425 slash line.


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10 Comments on "Rays Acquire Ben Francisco From Astros"


Alex
2 years 10 months ago

Wow, third trade in under a year. I kind of feel bad for him.

philliesfan123
2 years 10 months ago

At least he’s going to a contender.

Phillies_Aces35
2 years 10 months ago

The third one was more of a call up than a trade.

BustaPozee
2 years 10 months ago

Haha that’s a good one, the Astros are like a AAA team. So how are those Phillies doing?

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Like?

Phillies_Aces35
2 years 10 months ago

Could be worse.

Rays5323
2 years 10 months ago

I’d like the trade. Go from the worst team, to a team that can actually use him this season

chicothekid
2 years 10 months ago

That’s great. The Rays need more guys that can’t hit a lick.

davengmusic
2 years 10 months ago

Luhnow sure knows how to turn nothing into something. You’d have to give him GM of the year if he was able to trade frank cordero too.

Chris Rhodes
2 years 10 months ago

Great Move by Rays to get another bum who can’t hit! THE player to be named later and traded to Astros should be Carlos Pena! Or the water boy!!! Sad to see we wasted a roster spot on this bum when it should have been Leslie Anderson the AAA third leading hitter !!!