Rays add ex-Braves RHP Bennett
Bennett joined the team on Saturday. He was granted his release by the Atlanta Braves Thursday. Bennett went 2-4 with 3.18 ERA in 33 games with Atlanta before breaking a bone on his left hand in late June.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Bennett will pitch in middle relief.
Tampa Bay optioned righ-hander Joe Nelson to Triple-A Durham. The Rays released left-hander James Houser, who had pitching for Durham.
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