Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

No club wanted to take on Franklin's salary, so he'll serve as infield and outfield depth at the club's top minors level. He's mustered a .179/.269/.293 line with two home runs over 119 major-league plate appearances for the Halos and the Brewers.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks Franklin's second DFA in just over a month and third since April 1. The 26-year-old has hit .214/.285/.360 in parts of five seasons in the majors and he's limited defensively, realistically capable of helping out only at second base and the outfield corners. He will be subjected to waivers once again.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

With Franklin sitting for the second straight game against a right-handed starting pitching, it seems rather apparent that he's been supplanted by Kaleb Cowart as the top option at the keystone. Cowart, who has slashed .311/.383/.482 this season at Triple-A Salt Lake, rewarded the Angels with a 2-for-4 showing at the plate Tuesday, so he should continue to play regularly against both both right- and left-handed starters until his production craters.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin resides on the large side of a platoon at second base with Cliff Pennington, but now that Kaleb Cowart is in the big leagues again, there is a decent chance that Cowart could log most of the starts at the keystone while sending the current platoon mates to the bench. This trend appears to be starting right out of the gate, as Cowart is manning second base and batting ninth in his first game back up.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin is not in the lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the second lefty in a row that Franklin will not face, which makes it seem like he and fellow switch-hitter Cliff Pennington are in a full-blown platoon at second base. Although Franklin has the fortune of being on the larger side of the timeshare, his uninspiring batting line on the season makes him a rather unattractive asset in most fantasy formats.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The utility man's struggles at the plate followed him to Anaheim, as he's just 2-for-20 with his new ball club. That, paired with the fact that he's historically performed worse against left-handed pitchers (like Boston starter Chris Sale), spelled a clear bench day for Franklin, who will cede Friday's start to Cliff Pennington.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin will get the day off for Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin receives a breather after starting six of the past seven games, going 1-for-13 at the plate during that span. In his place, Cliff Pennington will man the keystone while batting eighth in the order.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
4 months ago

Franklin will start at second base and bat ninth Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

With the Angels announcing earlier Sunday that Danny Espinosa was designated for assignment, Franklin looks poised to assume at least the strong side of a platoon at second base with Cliff Pennington. While Franklin stands to see a surge in at-bats as a result, the 26-year-old is on his third team this season and is a fringe 40-man roster player, so he probably won't have much leash on a regular role. He's recorded two hits in 15 at-bats since joining the Angels in late June.

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
5 months ago

Franklin was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and is starting Saturday's game against the Mariners at second base, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. He is batting ninth.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin is with the Angels just a day after being acquired via trade from the Brewers. He slashed just .195/.258/.317 with two homers in 53 games with Milwaukee, but he could be in line for some playing time at the keystone given Danny Espinosa's struggles at the dish (.166/.244/.286 in 71 games).

Nick Franklin
2B/LF LAA
5 months ago

The Brewers traded Franklin to the Angels on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

EDGE Analysis

Franklin hit just .195/.258/.317 in 53 games with Milwaukee, which led to his second DFA in the span of three months. With this trade, he will go on the Angels' 40-man roster, but it's uncertain if the team has any immediate plans to add him to the active roster. While Franklin missed time with a hamstring issue recently, there has been nothing to suggest it's serious.