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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