Rays call up Nick Franklin to replace Mahtook
The Rays made the first of several potential roster moves on Tuesday, calling up INF Nick Franklin to replace injured OF MIkie Mahtook.
By calling up Franklin from Triple-A Durham, the Rays will use Taylor Motter in the outfield.
Mahtook fractured his left hand Monday when hit by a pitch.
The Rays still have to decide on the status of Steve Pearce, who injured his right hamstring on Monday. Also in question is whether struggling RHP Erasmo Ramirez will get an extended rest.