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Franklin (oblique) is expected to miss the start of the regular season, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Franklin originally strained his left oblique during batting practice this past Monday. Now, Manager Kevin Cash has said that the team's expected starter at second base will definitely not be ready to start the season. As a result of this development, Logan Forsythe should see plenty of at-bats in the early going of 2015.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 5 Days

Franklin has a strained left oblique, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Franklin was scratched from Monday's game after tweaking his left side, an issue that's now been determined to be a strained oblique. There's no exact timetable yet, but it seems possible that the setback could cost the 24-year-old's availability for Opening Day. Franklin was set to start the year in a platoon at second base, so Logan Forsythe could take over the full time starting duties if he's forced to miss regular season action.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 5 Days

Franklin was scratched from Monday's game after tweaking his left side, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

More information about Franklin's injury may be available after Monday's exhibition, but he should be considered day-to-day for now. James Loney replaced him in the lineup at DH. This news comes hours after the Rays announced that Franklin will start the year in a platoon with Logan Forsythe at second base. Franklin will presumably occupy the strong side of the platoon if he's healthy, and is worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues.

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Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franklin and Logan Forsythe will be in tandem at second base to begin the year, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Presumably, Franklin will get the starts against right-handed pitching, while Forsythe will be used against lefties. The Rays are expected to choose one of Tim Beckham, Jake Elmore and Alexei Casilla to serve as the team's sixth infielder.

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Franklin (hip) went through a full workout on Sunday morning, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Franklin left Saturday's spring training game with a left hip strain, so this is definitely an encouraging sign. The young middle infielder will likely be back in the Rays' lineup at some point over the next few days.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 21 Days

Franklin left Saturday's game with a left hip strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Franklin's injury isn't considered to be serious, but it's unclear whether he'll be able to play Sunday against Philadelphia. Consider him day-to-day at this point.

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Franklin is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Franklin hit his first home run as a Ray on Saturday, but he will not start Sunday as the Rays employ a lineup heavy on right-handed hitters against White Sox starter John Danks. Logan Forsythe will man second base for the Rays on Sunday.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Franklin finished 2-for-3, including a two-run home run to lead the Rays to a victory over the White Sox on Saturday.

Not only was it Franklin's first home run with Tampa Bay since being traded from Seattle in the David Price trade, but it was also his first homer of the season. The 23-year-old is batting .455 in 11 at-bats over four games with the Rays.

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Franklin has been called up from Triple-A Durham, Bob Sutton of the Burlington Times-News reports.

Acquired from the Mariners as part of the David Price deal back on July 31, Franklin will make his way up to the big league roster now that Triple-A Druham's season has come to an end. The versatile 23 year old has 119 games of experience in the majors over the last two years, posting a .214/.291/.358 slash line with a dozen homers.

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According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A's have made Nick Franklin a "top target."

Franklin has spent a large majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Tacoma with Robinson Cano manning second base and Brad Miller at shortstop for Seattle. The talented 23-year-old could step in as the starting second baseman in Oakland, but Slusser notes that the in-contention M's might not want to strengthen a division rival.