Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
1 day ago

Franklin went 3-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin has left the yard four times over his last 28 at-bats and he's now slugging .539 in 107 at-bats on the year. The four-year veteran has been a career part-timer, but he currently has a career-high .304 batting average.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
2 days ago

Franklin (concussion) has been activated from the 7-Day DL and has rejoined the Rays in Houston after a strong performance in a Friday night rehab start for High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old utility man went 3-for-4 for the Stone Crabs in his lone rehab start on Friday night, logging time at both second base and left field. It remains to be seen if he'll be immediately reinserted into the starting lineup but he has been reinstated from the DL after his brief stint on the sidelines.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
3 days ago

Franklin (concussion) is scheduled to take the field with High-A Charlotte on Friday before joining the Rays in Houston on Saturday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old did some light work without setbacks earlier in the week, so Friday's game will serve the purpose of insuring he's ready for game action before he rejoins the big league club. Franklin has been somewhat of an offensive spark plug for the Rays this season, slashing .292/.364/.510 over 96 at-bats while serving as a valued utility presence in the field.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
5 days ago

Franklin (concussion) did some light work Tuesday without any setbacks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rehabbing 25-year-old reported that he "felt good for the most part" and that he didn't feel any limitations overall. Franklin is likely to keep ramping up his activity in the coming days in preparation for what the Rays hope is a relatively quick return to the lineup. He's served as a refreshingly surprising source of offense over limited action this season, slashing .292/.364/.510 with seven doubles, a triple, four homers and 23 RBI.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
1 week ago

Franklin was placed on the 7-day concussion DL after Friday's game, the Tampa Bay Times' Roger Mooney reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was pulled from Wednesday's game after a freak incident when he was hit by a teammate's bat during a swing in the on-deck circle and surprisingly received a pinch-hit opportunity Friday. Franklin can now be ruled out until at least next weekend, and Mikie Mahtook and Corey Dickerson figure to split time in left field in the short term.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
1 week ago

Franklin (head) is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was the victim of some terrible luck Wednesday, with a teammate's bat hitting Franklin in the head in the on-deck circle. Fortunately, Franklin passed his initial rounds of concussion testing and has been diagnosed with a head contusion, although concussion symptoms don't always surface right away and the team will probably want to be completely sure of Franklin's health before returning him to action.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
2 weeks ago

Franklin left Wednesday's game in the second inning with a head contusion and will undergo further observation, presumably for a possible concussion, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was hit on the head by Kevin Kiermaier's bat in the on-deck circle as he was getting ready to lead off the game, and while he was initially checked out and left in the game to draw a leadoff walk, the team pulled him shortly thereafter. He should undergo testing for a possible concussion, and his status should therefore be updated in the coming days as the results of those tests are made available.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
2 weeks ago

Franklin has been added to Tuesday's lineup.

EDGE Analysis

With Logan Forsythe scratched due to back spasms, Franklin will step in at second base and atop the batting order to face Padres right-hander Edwin Jackson. Franklin has fared reasonably well in a semi-regular role this month, going 10-for-41 with two home runs, seven RBI and two stolen bases.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
2 weeks ago

Franklin went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's 12-3 thrashing of the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

He's been struggling to build any momentum at the plate this month -- Franklin has three multi-hit performances but five ohfers in 10 games in August -- so hopefully Sunday afternoon's fireworks will allow him to catch fire. With Oswaldo Arcia (elbow) and Logan Morrison (forearm) set to come off the DL soon, Franklin needs to string together some good games to secure his spot in the lineup.

Nick Franklin
2B/SS/LF TB
3 weeks ago

Franklin went 2-for-4 with a solo shot and an additional run scored in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

He's been one of the biggest beneficiaries so far of Tampa's housecleaning at the trade deadline and Franklin's starting to find his groove at the plate with regular at-bats, hitting .292 (7-for-24) over the last seven games with a home run, a steal, four RBI and three runs scored. Expect him to continue getting starts as long as he keeps producing.