Apparently the Seattle Mariners had seen enough. The team recalled Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, a day after being shutout for a third time in a six-day span. Where Franklin will play upon joining the M's in Texas remains a giant question, however

The 23-year-old switch-hitter was used at the two middle infield positions while at Tacoma, where he smacked four home runs in 11 games prior to the call-up, including one on Tuesday. But Robinson Cano has second base blocked for the next decade and Brad Miller's glove, hustle and pop make it unlikely that Franklin will assume the starting role at shortstop, either.

That means the M's will make room for him in the outfield, right? There's plenty of speculation in that regard, but it's entirely out of necessity. Franklin appeared in the outfield in only one Spring Training game this past March, and is hardly ready to be thrown into an every-day outfield role, either. And even if he was, the question is where? He'd probably profile best in left field, but the M's have said they'd like to keep Dustin Ackley at that spot. And Franklin doesn't have the ideal arm to play in right.

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Will McCarron land in Cleveland? 

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If the Cleveland Browns pass on a quarterback with their first pick in next month's NFL draft, the No. 4 overall selection, it would rule out the big names like Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel and open up the possibility of the team drafting a QB with their next pick at No. 26.

It's possible that Teddy Bridgewater may slip that far, and others like Derek Carr and AJ McCarron are expected to be available. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report writes that the Browns really love Carr, and "there's a feeling with many in football that Cleveland will take him with the No. 26 pick," but that other name, McCarron, is one the Browns are getting a good look at this week.

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports that McCarron will conduct a private workout for the Browns on Wednesday, and, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, a source indicates that the steady Alabama product will also visit Cleveland next week.

If Bridgewater is still on the board at No. 26, it's unlikely that the Browns would pick Carr or McCarron ahead of him at that spot. But if Bridgewater is already selected, the Browns could address another position at No. 26 and wait until the second round (pick No. 35) to land their next QB of the future.

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Is Aldon Smith done in SF? 

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Following Aldon Smith's arrest on Sunday at the Los Angeles International Airport, another disappointing run-in with the law for San Francisco's dominant pass-rusher, word is now circulating that the former first-round pick may have played his last snap with the 49ers.

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Gordon Hayward's FA market 

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Gordon Hayward could have signed a contract extension in late October but did not receive an offer from the Utah Jazz that would tempt him, like his teammate Derrick Favors, so he decided to join the market in July as a restricted free agent. Hayward's shooting had dipped this season and some may think that might hurt what could be offered to him, but he isn't worried since this was a transition year for the Jazz. Hayward also feels he can still lead a team.

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Rick Adelman's contractual status 

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There has been a lot of speculation that Rick Adelman will retire after 23 years as a head coach. The Minnesota Timberwolves will play their last game this season on Wednesday and followers of the team won't have to wait too long to learn his fate.

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Dario Saric to join 2014 draft class 

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There has been a lot of talk that Dario Saric will enter the 2014 NBA draft and the same amount that he won't. Well, his new agent says the forward will officially enter the draft soon.

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Thaddeus Young's last game with Sixers? 

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The Philadelphia 76ers will close out the 2013-14 regular season on Wednesday and there is a chance it will be Thaddeus Young's final game with the team.

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Ty Corbin won't discuss contract status 

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Tyrone Corbin's contract as the head coach of the Utah Jazz is set to expire after the season and as of Tuesday he still would not discuss his status moving forward.

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Channing Frye's future with Suns 

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The Phoenix Suns are the surprise team in the NBA this season, despite not making the playoffs, and one of the keys is the steady play from forward Channing Frye. He missed all of 2012-13 due to a heat issue and will play and start all 82 games this season. Frye is thrilled with his comeback from the health scare.

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Toney Douglas' role in the playoffs 

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Toney Douglas was not getting a lot of time with the Golden State Warriors so when they traded him to the Miami Heat in January, the guard welcomed the move.

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Jameer Nelson's last game with Magic? 

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The Orlando Magic, like every team in the NBA, will close out the 2013-14 regular season schedule on Wednesday and it might be the last time Jameer Nelson wears the uniform. Nelson is signed through next season, however only $2 million of his $8 million salary is guaranteed, if he's waived by July 15. He could also be used to help facilitate a trade before the guarantee date for a team looking to increase their salary cap room. Nelson, of course, prefers to stay with the Magic.

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Carmelo Anthony's torn right labrum 

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Carmelo Anthony clearly has not been healthy down the stretch of this season and Tuesday the New York Knicks shut him down for the last two game as he needs to rehab his torn right labrum.

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Nene’s role once playoffs begin 

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Nene Hilario recently returned after a six week absence due to a knee injury. He has been on a minutes restriction, however with the playoffs about to begin, his time on the floor should increase.

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QB Blake Bortles has sucked up all of the national attention when it comes to Central Florida prospects, which has left RB Storm Johnson flying under the radar. Bortles, a potential first overall pick, rightfully carries far more hype than Johnson, who didn't land in ESPN NFL Insider Mel Kiper Jr.'s Top 10 RB rankings.

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