DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
7 hours ago

Franklin (hamstring) was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin was slashing just .195/.258/.317 in 53 games with the Brewers before being dropped from the 40-man roster. The super-utility should garner some interest with his versatility and previous MLB experience, otherwise he'll report to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
4 days ago

Franklin exited Friday's game against Atlanta with hamstring tightness, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin slipped trying to exit the slick batters box in Atlanta and appeared to tweak his hamstring. The severity of the injury is unclear, but Franklin had only started once in the past week anyway, so don't expect him to make a swift return to the Milwaukee lineup.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
7 days ago

Franklin went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

He doesn't play much and he's still hitting under the Mendoza Line, so Franklin's certainly fallen a long way since his days of being a highly regarded prospect. Expect Franklin to continue coming off the bench and seeing minimal at-bats unless injuries hit the Brewers' infield hard.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
4 weeks ago

Franklin started Thursday for the first time since May 15 and went 2-for-2 with a run scored an an RBI.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin has remained in a reserve role even with Ryan Braun (calf) on the disabled list, but he was came through Thursday when his name was called. That could earn him an extra opportunity or two in the near future, but expect him to remain in a super-utility role moving forward.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
2 months ago

Franklin's playing time should increase while Ryan Braun (calf) is on the 10-day disabled list, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

He's been piecing together at-bats in the outfield and middle infield since joining Milwaukee. Franklin, who's scuffled at the dish with a .167/.186/.310 line over 43 plate appearances, probably will not play as often as Hernan Perez will, but NL-only fantasy players could find him more useful if he starts twice or three times per week.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
2 months ago

Franklin will start at second base and bat in the leadoff spot Sunday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Jonathan Villar is out of the lineup for the first time all season, and so not only will Franklin man the keystone in his stead, but the 26-year-old will also assume Villar's usual duties as the team's table setter. In his lone other start back on April 8 against the Cubs, Franklin delivered a two-run homer.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
3 months ago

Franklin went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 11-6 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

He started in left field, but Franklin ended up being double-switched out of the game. Still, this was a good first impression for him in a Brewers jersey, as Franklin's 2017 had otherwise gotten off to an ignominious start -- he was waived by Tampa prior to Opening Day and claimed by Milwaukee on Wednesday, so this was his first appearance of the season.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
3 months ago

Franklin will play right field and bat sixth of Saturday's matchup against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Ryan Braun was a late scratch with back tightness, opening up the door for Franklin to start his first game as a Brewers. The 26-year-old slashed .270/.328/.443 across 174 at-bats with Tampa Bay last season, adding six homers and 26 RBI.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
3 months ago

Franklin was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Wednesday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin is on the move quickly after being DFA'd by the Rays earlier this week. The switch-hitter provides a reliable utility option to go along with a somewhat inconsistent offensive skill set. Franklin hit .270/.328/.443 with Tampa Bay last season, adding six home runs and 26 RBI over just 60 games. He'll likely be utilized as a reserve bat off the bench, but could work his way into regular playing time if he impresses.

DTDNick Franklin
LF MIL
3 months ago

Franklin was designated for assignment by the Rays on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Franklin followed up a decent 2016 campaign with a strong showing this spring, the Rays simply needed to trim their roster down Saturday with Opening Day approaching. Although Franklin offers positional versatility, Topkin notes that the club felt more confident in Daniel Robertson's ability to serve as the backup shortstop. Franklin will now be available on waivers, but could return to the Rays if he goes unclaimed.