• Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon said Nick Franklin will get a chance now for regular at-bats in Triple-A Tacoma after being sent down Thursday, while working some in the outfield as well as second, shortstop and third base. "We want him to play every day, but play a lot of different positions," McClendon said.
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