Found July 12, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
After exiting Wednesday’s contest early, Seattle Mariners second baseman Nick Franklin was held out of Thursday’s lineup due to his right knee injury. Franklin admitted that the knee hadn’t improved yesterday, but manager Eric Wedge told Greg Johns of MLB.com that he’s hoping to get the rookie back in the lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. "It just hasn't got any better," Franklin said. "It's been almost the same since we left Cincinnati. It just needs a little time to get better." Franklin initially suffered his knee injury when he bunted a ball off his leg last Friday during a contest against the Cincinnati Reds. He was held out of the starting lineup the following day, but he started the next four contests before getting a day off yesterday. On Wednesday night, Franklin said he felt the knee on a wide throw from shortstop Brad Miller in the sixth inning and also during a strikeout an inning earlier. He was eventually removed from the game, and Wedge provided more details on the ailment. "It just affected his quad yesterday," Wedge said. "It's still off his knee, but he was having trouble firing his quad yesterday. He's able to fire it today, so I'm hopeful he'll be ready tomorrow. He did it on a play up the middle yesterday, just reirritated it." Franklin has been solid in his rookie campaign with Seattle. Over 161 plate appearances, the 22-year-old has hit .275/.329/.463 with 10 doubles and six home runs. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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