The Mariners made the expected roster move of calling up Erasmo Ramirez to start today in Atlanta. The corresponding roster move was slightly surprising – Nick Franklin was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma.
Franklin never found his offensive rhythm after being called up a second time this season. Some people can blame spotty playing time, but he never produced at the rate that they hoped. He was 4-for-31 (.129) with 15 strikeouts since his rejoining the Mariners from AAA Tacoma on May 20