Posted January 30, 2013 on mariners.scout.com
One of the Mariners top hitting prospects -- infielder Nick Franklin -- spent some time off stage at the weekend's FanFest festivities to talk with SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall about his Big League Spring invite, playing the middle infield and switch-hitting.
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