Nick Franklin

#2 2B / Tampa Bay Rays / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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      Rays 2B Nick Franklin homers in relief Tuesday

      Rays second baseman Nick Franklin entered midway through Tuesday's game and went 1 for 2 with a two-run homer against the Yankees. Asdrubal Cabrera left Tuesday's game with a knee strain, so Franklin could see more at-bats in the coming days as Cabrera recovers.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rays recall infielder Nick Franklin, reliever Andrew Bellatti

      The Rays recalled infielder Nick Franklin and reliever Andrew Bellatti from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Both players will join the club in Detroit.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rays' Nick Franklin trying to find consistency at Triple-A

      Rays infielder Nick Franklin has had a rough go of it since his recent demotion to Triple-A Durham. Franklin was sent down to the Bulls at the end of June after struggling to a .139 average in 28 games with the Rays. But things haven't gotten much better for Franklin in his latest stint with Triple-A. In 13 games since being sent down, he's batting .255 (12 for 47) with two homers and six RBI. But he has also struck out 12 times and has drawn just three walks.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rays INF Nick Franklin optioned to Triple-A on Thursday

      The Rays have optioned infielder Nick Franklin to Triple-A Durham, the team announced on Thursday. Franklin has struggled since returning from the disabled list in mid-May, batting a lowly .139 through his first 28 games of the season. "Nick's oblique injury in spring training interrupted his preparation for the season, and when he returned, our team's injuries forced him to learn a new position on the fly,'' Rays baseball operations VP Erik Neander said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "He's young and talented and a big part of our future. Our goal is to make sure he is able to continue developing and get back on track, and we believe consistent playing time is the best way to achieve that." His demotion clears a spot on the 25-man roster for Mark Krauss, who was acquired in a trade on Thursday.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rays' Nick Franklin replaces Jake Elmore at first base

      Jake Elmore is not in the Rays lineup on Saturday. Elmore had started the previous eight games at first base. Nick Franklin gets the start ahead of Elmore. It's his fifth start of the year and the first since June 11.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rays' Logan Forsythe gets day off, replaced by Nick Franklin

      Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe is not in Saturday's starting lineup. Forsythe, who has started 40 games this season, including the last 10, will be replaced by Nick Franklin. Franklin is starting at second base for the seventh time this year and first since June 1. He's started games at shortstop and first base since then. He'll bat eighth in the lineup.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rays' Nick Franklin doubles, drives in run

      Rays shortstop Nick Franklin went 2 for 3 with a walk in Friday's win over the White Sox. Franklin doubled, his second of the season. He also scored twice and drove in his third run of the year.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nick Franklin moves to 1B for first time this season for Rays

      The Rays juggled their lineup for Saturday's game with the Mariners, giving Nick Franklin, who has played primarily second base in his brief stint with Tampa Bay, his first start of the season at first base. Franklin has been practicing at first base as the Rays have been searching for an answer at the position with normal first baseman James Loney on the DL. Franklin, who is hitting eighth in the Rays lineup, is batting just .091 on the in 12 games this year. He previously played two seasons with the Mariners.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Rays' Nick Franklin getting reps at first base

      Rays infielder Nick Franklin has been working with bench coach Tom Foley and taking reps at first base recently, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Franklin, who is hitting only .091 on the year, could emerge as an option against right-handers while the Rays continue to look for patches to fill the void of James Loney, who is sidelined with a broken finger.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rays INF Nick Franklin working on changes to fix hitting woes

      After getting two hits in his season debut May 17, the hits dried up for Rays infielder Nick Franklin, who entered play Monday mired in a 0-for-24 slump. Although the Rays lost 7-3 to the Angels, Franklin had some personal success, ending his slide with a two-run homer. "It was a big hit for him, it was a big hit for us at the time, especially against [Garrett Richards]," Rays manager Kevin Cash said, per Franklin said after the game he has been working on fixing his swing, particularly with his hand placement. "I've been working on it the last two days, I just made that adjustment," Franklin said. "As of right now, I think it's working. I like where I'm at with it. And I'm just going to continue doing it. "It takes about two weeks to break a bad habit. You know it's early for me, personally. ... Technically, I just really started with the ABs. I think it's just going to take a little time and I'll get it."

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