Franklin will start seeing action at catcher with Double-A Biloxi, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Franklin was originally expected to be headed for Triple-A Colorado Springs, but will instead move down a level for the catching experiment. Positional versatility was already the 27-year-old's best attribute, and adding catcher to his portfolio would only accentuate that, but his career slash line of .214/.285/.360 in 921 major-league appearances is a significant limiting factor to his fantasy value if he does make it back up to the bigs.

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