Franklin will be starting his second tour with the team this season. He was recalled on June 5 after Brandon Guyer went on the DL with a left hamstring strain. He was optioned back to Durham on June 10 when the Rays reinstated Logan Forsythe from the DL.
Franklin has played in three games for the Rays, walking twice in three plate appearances.
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.