Acting manager Robby Thompson said the Mariners hope Franklin will be able to return to the lineup either Friday or Saturday when the club returns to Seattle to play the Angels. Franklin said that the team doctor told him he would be out four or five days.
"Looks like he caught a spike on his left knee," Thompson said. "He wanted to stay in, just wanted a new pair of pants. But no, it was necessary for him to come out of the game. They needed to take care of that right away."
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.