March 3, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin (6) at bat in the second in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Franklin Called Up From Tacoma


The Seattle Mariners have recalled Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma after the news that Logan Morrison is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

He will join the club today in Texas.

Franklin, who lost his job as the Mariners second baseman with the signing of Robinson Cano, lost the shortstop battle in spring training to Brad Miller and started the year in Tacoma.

Last night, Franklin was removed from the game in Tacoma in the 8th, prompting this tweet from 1090 The Fan in Seattle:

Check out @ProspectInsider’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/ProspectInsider/status/456300963381260289

In 11 games with the Rainiers, Franklin is batting .395 with 4 HR and 13 RBI.

He will more than likely spend some time in the outfield, after getting some work there in the spring.

The subject of multiple trade rumors after the signing of Cano, it appears for now that the Mariners made the right move in keeping him.

Morrison was scratched from Monday’s start prior to first pitch with a tight right hamstring. He has dealt with multiple injuries throughout his short career. No timetable has been set for his return.

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  • maqman

    Cole Gillespie has a 1.230 OPS in Tacoma if they want an outfielder. Miller’s BA is .214, with a .254 OBP while Franklin’s are .393 and .469, with a 1.204 OPS. Run him out there at SS and build his trade value? That would be my move at this point. Almonte’s numbers are only slightly better than Millers and not leadoff worthy but McClendon seems to have his back, but Franklin would probably be better than he has been so far in that slot.

  • tedsfrozenhead

    Hart and Morrison are gonna be busts. Franklin should have never been sent down.