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.


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.

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