Mariners recall Nick Franklin, who could see time in outfield
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that Nick Franklin could see some time in the outfield after the Mariners recalled him on Wednesday.
The Mariners on Wednesday recalled Nick Franklin from Triple-A, and Franklin could see time in the outfield, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Franklin takes the active roster spot of Logan Morrison, who hits the DL with a hamstring strain.
Franklin, who's still just 23 years of age, is a middle infielder by trade, but with Brad Miller and Robinson Cano holding down short and second, respectively, there's no room for him there. Franklin hasn't played the outfield as a professional.
In his rookie season of 2013, Franklin disappointed, batting .225/.303/.382 in 412 plate appearances. However, he had a fairly productive spring and was off to a scorching start at Tacoma this year.
Franklin, who was a regular on top-100 prospect lists after being taken in the first round in 2009, was the subject of many offseason trade rumors.
Our Latest Stories
Kazmir will begin the season on the DL
Tebow struck out twice against Scherzer and got a taste of an elite fastball
It seems unlikely Las Vegas will be atop MLB's list of destinations whenever they expand or...
The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, but the A's remain committing to staying in Oakland.
Canseco is joining NBC Sports California to provide Athletics coverage this year
Mike Trout played a little prank on the Angels former pitching coach with the help of his...