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Rays trade for former Blue Jay Ben Francisco

Houston outfielder Ben Francisco has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named. The one-time Toronto Blue Jay hit .247 in 31 games for the Astros.
Ben Francisco hit .247 in 31 games for the Astros with two homers and five runs batted in. (Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Houston outfielder Ben Francisco has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named.

The 30-year-old Francisco came to Houston in a trade with Toronto on July 20. He hit .247 in 31 games for the Astros with two homers and five runs batted in.

He has a .258 average with 47 homers and 181 RBIs his six-year career with Cleveland, Philadelphia and Toronto.