Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/16/14
Switch-Hitting Franklin back with M’s This morning Nick Franklin tweeted that he was flying to Texas, presumably to join the Mariners as they face off with the Rangers again. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mariners who have been streaky on offense. Where will Franklin fit in? Brad Miller, the man that won the shortstop job over Franklin by hitting .410 in spring training, has been struggling at the plate during the regular season, batting just .214 so far.  While it’s entirely possible that Franklin will get some playing time at short, I don’t think he’s been recalled to replace Miller. Another hole in the M’s lineup is 3rd base.  Usually consistent hitter, Kyle Seager, has been anything but. He’s batting just .146 on the season and his numbers weren’t any different during all of spring training either.  Franklin just might see some time at 3rd base. Nick Franklin back in the bigs The biggest hole in the Mariner’s offense so far though has to be right field.  Michael ...
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