Rumors & Notes: Yankees Interested In Nick Franklin Or Brad Miller?

Sep 20, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin (20) forces out Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mark Trout (27) at second base in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees each have a problem with their infields. The difference is that the Mariners have too many infielders and are looking to trade either Nick Franklin, who became available when the team signed Robinson Cano earlier this offseason, or shortstop Brad Miller.

The Mets are also reportedly interested, as they would like to find a replacement for Ruben Tejada at shortstop.

Franklin, 22, hit .225 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs in 102 games (369 at-bats). Miller was solid at the plate for the Mariners in 76 games (306 at bats), hitting .265 with 8 home runs and 36 RBI.

Nick Franklin is reportedly more likely to be traded, which would be of more value to the Yankees than the Mets as some people question his defensive ability at shortstop. The Mets already have a second baseman in Daniel Murphy.

The Yankees, on the other hand, could use a young second base option who likely won’t cost too much.

Make it happen Cash!!!

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Topics: Brad Miller, New York Yankees, News, Nick Franklin, Robinson Cano, Rumors

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  • Thomas Katona

    Neither one of these guy’s are worth anything! All the other teams have really good prospects at that position. It seems to me the yanks have a decent infield if they get Nunez playing third. They have some time left to get him ready plus they need his speed! He’s a better base stealer than Gardner.

    • artie999

      I totally agree with you Thomas. I’m a Nunez guy too.

  • Thomas Katona

    Still think yanks need better pitching. Have my doubts with Wells & Robertson as a closer. Still time left to get the missing pieces into place.