Rays make series of roster moves

Rays make series of roster moves

TORONTO -- The Rays acquired Ben Francisco in a trade from the Astros on Friday night.

To make room for the veteran outfielder on their 40-man roster, the Rays designated Class A Charlotte right-hander Albert Suarez for assignment.

In addition, to make room on the 40-man roster for Jeff Niemann, who came off the 60-day disabled list to start on Saturday against the Blue Jays, the Rays designated Triple-A Durham infielder Will Rhymes for assignment.