Nick Franklin and Hector Noesi join Mariners, Dustin Ackley and Lucas Luetge optioned to Tacoma

Staff writerMay 27, 2013 

Mariners Spring Baseball

Seattle Mariners' Nick Franklin throws during a spring training baseball workout Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz.

CHARLIE RIEDEL — ASSOCIATED PRESS

The roster shuffling for the Seattle Mariners continues. On Monday, the team announced that it had selected infielder Nick Franklin and recalled pitcher Hector Noesi from Triple A Tacoma. To make room, second baseman Dustin Ackley and pitcher Lucas Luetge were optioned to Tacoma.

Obviously, the call up Franklin and demotion of Ackley are the big news.

With an 0-for-5 game yesterday, Ackley was hitless in his last 22 plate appearances. After getting his batting average up to .255 on May 4 in Toronto, Ackley struggled, getting just six hits in his next 62 plate appearances and posting a batting average of .111 (6-for-54) with just one extra base hit.

Read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/mariners/2013/05/27/roster-move-nick-franklin-and-hector-noesi-join-the-mariners-dustin-ackley-and-lucas-luetge-optioned-to-tacoma/

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