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Astros deal Francisco to Rays for player to be named later

Associated Press

8/31/2012 9:42:10 PM

HOUSTON -- 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 with two homers and five RBIs in 31 games for the Astros.

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