Ben Francisco

  • More Hot Stove Odds And Ends

    December 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

    Here are some Hot Stove odds and ends… Marc Topkin reports that the Rays have shown interest in Marlins shortstop Yunel Escobar, who caused a bit of stir this past season by writing a gay slur on his eyeblack during a game. [] In the same report, Topkin says the […]

  • Ben Francisco Non-Tendered, Becomes A Free Agent

    December 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

    Outfielder Ben Francisco was not tendered a contract by the Rays, making him a free agent. Of the Rays eligible for arbitration, Francisco was the only player non-tendered. Other players eligible for arbitration include David Price, Jeff Niemann, Ryan Roberts, Matt Joyce, Sean Rodriguez, and Sam Fuld. This move, along […]

  • Rays Trade For Outfielder That Will Come In Handy When Rays Face Andy Sonnanstine

    August 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm 2 comments

    According to Marc Topkin, the Rays have acquired Ben Francisco, form the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. The Rays will have to place somebody on waivers to make room on the 40-man roster. Francisco, an outfielder, hit .244 with 2 home runs and a .292 OBP […]