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Rays | Asdrubal Cabrera taking day off

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:25:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. SS Nick Franklin is starting at shortstop and is hitting eighth in the batting order against Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) should be ignored at FantasyScore.

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Rays | Nick Franklin receives start

Sun, 17 May 2015 08:50:08 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin will be the starting second baseman Sunday, May 17.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has not played since suffering an injury during spring training. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he plays in a game or two before considering him for their lineups.

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Rays | Nick Franklin slowed

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:49:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B/SS Nick Franklin (oblique) has been slowed down, and he won't be ready for a rehab assignment this week as expected.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin will be a low-end 2B option on FantasyScore when he returns.

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Rays | Nick Franklin takes grounders

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:49:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin (oblique) felt well enough to take ground balls during workouts Tuesday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin will still begin the season on the DL with his oblique injury, and Logan Forsythe will fill in at second. Franklin will take the job when healthy, so he might be worth a late-round selection in AL leagues only.

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Rays | Nick Franklin out to start season

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:05:30 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin (oblique) is expected to start the season on the disabled list, and 2B Logan Forsythe will receive the majority of playing time at the keystone, according to manager Kevin Cash.

Fantasy Tip: Continue to check back for updates on Franklin's return timeline. In favorable matchups, Forsythe ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) could be a low-priced flier for FantasyScore players. Although, cap relief would likely be his best asset. When healthy, Franklin has power potential, but he is a .213 hitter through his first 502 at-bats. He is best left to the waiver wire in the majority of fantasy formats.

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Rays | Nick Franklin might miss opener

Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:17:35 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin (oblique) tweaked his left oblique on a swing in batting practice Monday, March 23, and he might not be ready for the start of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Franklin could be a solid value for FantasyScore owners at $3,600 (or 7.2% of cap) if he is able to make it for the opener and finds himself in a starting role. That's a lot of ifs right now, and a stint on the 15-day disabled list could be a possibility. Alexi Casilla or Logan Forsythe could start at second base if Franklin is unable to go.

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Rays | Middle infield roles are up in the air

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:00:45 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays SS Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to be an everyday player, according to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune. Cabrera has experience at both second base and shortstop, and how adept Rays SS Nick Franklin proves to be playing shortstop could determine which position Cabrera fills. Rays 2B Logan Forsythe could platoon, facing left-handed pitchers, at second base with Franklin while also backing up Rays 1B James Loney and Rays 3B Evan Longoria.

Fantasy Tip: Cabrera is a low-end starter at second base or shortstop -- a better fit at middle infield -- in fantasy leagues. Franklin is a late-round flier who could prove capable of starting at the middle infield spot on fantasy teams very early in the season.

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Rays | Nick Franklin may start

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:33:11 -0800

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin may start at second base this season if the team does not add another middle infielder before the start of the season.

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Rays | Nick Franklin making an impact

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:50:54 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Nick Franklin with 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored Saturday, Sept. 20, and he is 5-for-11 with three RBIs and two runs scored in three starts since being traded from Seattle to Tampa Bay.

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Rays | Three players recalled

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:41:43 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled SP Alex Colome, RP C.J. Riefenhauser and SS Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain