Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 2 Months

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 2 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.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 2 Months

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.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 4 Months

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.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Mariners optioned INF Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma.

Franklin had been called up in the wake of Corey Hart's hamstring injury, but the hot bat he'd swung in the minors froze against major league pitching. The 23-year-old was hitting .128/.192/.170 as of Tuesday. Erasmo Ramirez will take his place on the roster.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Making his fifth start of the year at shortstop, Nick Franklin struck out all three times he was up Saturday against the Tigers.

Franklin is 0-for-14 with nine strikeouts in his last four games and 2-for-28 in his last eight games. For the season, he's 6-for-47 with one extra-base hit and a 21/3 K/BB ratio. The shortstop job is there for the taking with Brad Miller still struggling, but Franklin has done absolutely nothing to capitalize.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Nick Franklin had two hits, a run scored and a stolen base in his return to the Mariners' lineup on Tuesday.

Franklin also drove in a run in the game, a game he started at DH just hours after being recalled from Triple-A. Franklin should get a fair amount of at-bats in place of Corey Hart, and he's certainly got the stick to be a worthwhile addition to the Mariners' lineup. If he can continue to hit this go-round, he may not be the one going back to the minors upon Hart's return.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Mariners recalled INF/OF Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma.

As expected, he'll take Corey Hart's spot on the active roster. Given Brad Miller's struggles, Franklin could have a chance to take away at-bats at shortstop. It's also worth noting that he has been playing the outfield in Triple-A. Either way, he makes for a worthwhile addition in deeper mixed leagues.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 6 Months

Nick Franklin is likely to be called up this week by the Mariners as soon as Tuesday.

That's assuming his back is OK, as he tweaked it recently at Triple-A Tacoma. Franklin was just 2-for-13 at the plate earlier this season for the Mariners. It's possible he could supplant the struggling Brad Miller at shortstop.

Nick Franklin 2B/SS TB 7 Months

Mariners optioned INF Nick Franklin to Triple-A Tacoma.

Franklin's stay in Seattle lasted only a week, as he's headed to Las Vegas to meet the Triple-A team on their road trip. In his stay, Franklin was just 2-for-13 with a triple. The move is a little surprising, as the team's starting shortstop, Brad Miller, hasn't been playing terribly well of late either. No corresponding move was announced.