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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||13.00||.218||45.00||39.00||6.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||6||0||0|| .143|| .000|| .000|
|vs RHP||11||0||0|| .083|| .000|| .000|
|Last 10 Games|
Asdrubal Cabrera out, Nick Franklin in Rays lineup Thursday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Struggling Rays shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is set to sit Thursday against visiting Oakland. Nick Franklin will play the position instead.
Cabrera has been steadily unproductive since mid-April. His batting average has not been higher than .225 since that point. He currently owns a stat line of .209/.264/.338 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 148 at-bats.
Rays' Nick Franklin bringing versatile glove to infield
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Rays infielder Nick Franklin is already contributing in just his second day back with the team after a stint on the disabled list, according to MLB.com.
"We had a great conversation today," said manager Kevin Cash. "Nick's been very in tune to what's going on here. Followed us a lot [while he was on the DL]. He's excited to join us. He's going to definitely have a valuable role for us."
Cash will rotate Franklin into the starting lineup to get him acclimated.
"We will definitely get him some starts simply because we've asked a lot of Logan [Forsythe] and Cabby [Asdrubal Cabrera] early on this year," Cash said. "So we want to keep them fresh. We'll work him in probably a couple of times a week. Factoring in on how some of the other guys are doing."
Rays' Nick Franklin collects two hits in debut Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/18/15) Rays second baseman Nick Franklin went 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored in his season debut on Sunday as his team rolled over the Twins, 11-3.
Franklin is getting a late start to the season after suffering an oblique injury.
"I’m excited to play," Franklin said, per the Tampa Tribune. "When I found out what the MRI showed (after the injury), I prepared myself. It’s been a month and a half — plenty of season left."
Manager Kevin Cash said that Franklin's versatility and switch-hitting ability will be important, but that infielder Logan Forsythe has earned a big role with the team.
"Nick can play second base or shortstop and give some guys an extra day of rest," Cash said. "Logan’s been outstanding, but at the same time, we have to be smart about the workload of some of these guys. Logan’s a big part of what we’re doing."
Nick Franklin returns to Rays' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) A day after being activated from the disabled list, Rays infielder Nick Franklin is back in the starting lineup on Sunday, playing second base and batting eighth.
Franklin had been on the disabled list with an oblique injury.
Franklin's return moved Logan Forsythe to designated hitter. It's his second start at DH this seaosn.
Rays activate INF Nick Franklin, demote RHP Andrew Bellatti
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Rays right-hander Andrew Bellatti received praise from Kevin Cash after pitching three scoreless innings in his major league debut Monday.
He has not pitched since. And on Saturday, he was optioned out to make room for veteran utility infielder Nick Franklin, the Tampa Bay Times has reported.
Franklin has been activated after spending time on the disabled list with an oblique strain. He has been out all season.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/15||SEA||7:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|5/26/15||SEA||7:10 pm||J.A. Happ|
|5/27/15||SEA||1:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|5/29/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|5/30/15||@ BAL||4:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|5/31/15||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Chris Tillman|
|6/1/15||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Garrett Richards|