Mariners Send Nick Franklin To Minors

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The Seattle Mariners have announced Thursday that they are optioning Nick Franklin back to Tacoma and optioning right-handed starter Erasmo Ramirez to Single-A High Desert so he can stay on normal rest with off days coming up in Seattle’s schedule.

In addition, the Mariners have selected outfielder Cole Gillespie from Triple-A Tacoma and he will be in uniform for Friday’s game against Texas.

Gillespie hit .362 with five doubles, five home runs and 14 RBIs in 16 games at Tacoma and has appeared in 78 major league games with Arizona, San Francisco and the Chicago Cubs.

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