(1090 The Fan) — Infielder Nick Franklin is joining the Mariners for the second time this season.
The team recalled the 23-year-old from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday and will be in uniform for tonight’s game against the Texas Rangers.
The move follows designated hitter Corey Hart’s placement on the 15-day disabled list. Hart was removed from Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins with a strained left hamstring. He was evaluated and subsequently diagnosed with a grade 2 hamstring strain.
Hart is batting .209 (29-for-139) with 5 doubles, 5 home runs and 17 RBI in 37 games this season. He missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing a pair of knee surgeries.
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