Nick Franklin lost his second base job when the team signed Robinson Cano and then failed to beat Brad Miller for shortstop in spring training. Followed by a demotion to Triple-A, he crushed Pacific Coast League pitching to earn a quick call-up. That brings us to today, where he will be starting in the outfield.

It’s the first time in his career, be it Triple-A or major leagues, that he will be starting at another position other than shortstop or second base.