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Rays put Nick Franklin on 7-day concussion DL



UPDATE, 10:54: The Rays now say they won't name a replacement until Saturday.

DEVELOPING: The Rays put INF/OF Nick Franklin on the 7-day concussion DL after he felt dizzy and tired during a two-inning stint in Friday's game.

Franklin was hit on the helmet by teammate Kevin Kiermaier's bat while readying to hit in the first inning on Wednesday. He passed a concussion test then and said Friday afternoon he passed another one.

But getting back on the field - to replace Kiermaier, who left after two innings with hip soreness - proved to be too much.

The Rays were expeted to name a replacement later tonight.

Kiermaier came with left hip soreness and was taken out as a precaution when he said he didn't feel right.


[Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2016 10:54pm]


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