Franklin went 2-for-4 with a run in Monday's loss to the Red Sox, making him 5-for-9 in the two starts since a return from the seven-day DL.
The 25-year-old continued producing despite his spot in the latter portion of the order and has his season line up to .311/.376/.538 after Monday's performance. Franklin continues to also provide the Rays with valuable versatility in the field, having put in time at both first and second base, as well left and right field, this season.
The hamstring injury that Dye suffered Friday will keep him off the field for at least four weeks, leaving the Buccaneers with no choice but to waive the 23-year-old since he was already on the borderline to make the 53-man roster to begin with.
Groome has been promoted to short-season Single-A Lowell, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
It didn't take long for the Red Sox to advance their 2016 first round pick. Groome pitched just four innings in rookie ball, allowing one run and striking out eight. Lowell only has seven regular season games remaining, but it appears the organization wants to give him as much exposure as possible.
Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a walk-off home run in Monday's win against the Marlins.
Since being activated from the disabled list August 19, Cespedes has five home runs and nine RBI in nine games. Cespedes now has 27 home runs and 68 RBI for the season. After a miraculous stretch run a season ago, Cespedes could be primed for a repeat performance as the Mets try to secure a Wild Card spot.
Reed left his minor league start in the third inning Monday after experiencing back spasms, Cody Pace of MLB.com reports.
Reed was making just his second start since coming off the DL with an arm injury but exited after throwing just 33 pitches. Manager Delino DeShields says the injury has nothing to do with the arm and Reed will likely avoid another stint on the disabled list for the time being.