Nick Franklin is called up by mariners. could see OF duty.
Hardball Talk "Nick Franklin showed enough promise as a rookie second baseman for the Mariners last season that he seemed set as the team’s long-term answer there, but then they signed Robinson Cano for $240 million. That knocked Franklin out of the second base picture and forced him into a competition with..." March 28
Hardball Talk "Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season —..." March 17
CBSSports.com "The Orioles are a third team with interest in Mariners infielder Nick Franklin, joining the Rays and Mets, sources say. Franklin could be a second-base candidate for the Orioles as well as the Rays. The Mets need a shortstop, and have been scouting Franklin for that position. Franklin came up..." March 13
CBSSports.com "The Rays have joined the Mets in looking at possible trades for young Mariners infielder Nick Franklin, sources say. Tampa Bay may actually match up better with Seattle in such an endeavor, according to the sources. The Rays and Mariners had extensive trade talks earlier this winter..." February 25
Fansided "The New York Mets still don’t know what they want to do at the shortstop position. Prospect Ruben Tejada is theoretically the incumbent; the Mets have insisted all off-season that they are happy with him as their guy despite persistent rumors linking them to free agent Stephen Drew. Like, the..." February 24
#mariners getting lots of calls on their kids. Nick franklin obvs likely to go, maybe others too. Playing to win now.
Seattle Times "Nick Franklin got a day off today after seeing his slump climb to 0-for-24 last night and then hesitating on the bases when he did get on causing a logjam and bizarre double play after Raul Ibanez had driven a ball off the right field wall. Interim Mariners manager Robby Thompson said Franklin..." August 04
Nick Franklin has been called up and will join the #Mariners today. Could be a few other moves. Not sure what they are