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Video: Danny Hultzen, Nick Franklin have arrived at Tacoma

Pitcher Danny Hultzen and shortstop Nick Franklin arrived at Cheney Stadium around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The two met briefly with Rainiers manager Daren Brown and spoke with media upon being promoted to AAA Tacoma.

UPDATE: Here’s my story that ran in Thursday’s paper on Hultzen and Franklin.

Hultzen will make his first start for Tacoma on Saturday at Colorado Springs. His first start at Cheney Stadium, barring changes, will be at 7:05 p.m. June 28 against Las Vegas.

Here’s part of an interview with Hultzen:

Brown said Franklin is available to play tonight. Unless the game goes into extra innings, don’t expect Franklin to see the field. He and Hultzen have been traveling all day.
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Top prospects Danny Hultzen and Nick Franklin will be called up to Tacoma

The question has been asked repeatedly in recent weeks.

What more do Danny Hultzen and Nick Franklin have left to prove at the Double A level?

The answer: Nothing.

The Mariners two prized prospects will be moving on from the Jackson Generals today and join the Tacoma Rainiers, a source within the Mariners front office confirmed.

The Rainiers are hosting the Reno Aces on Wednesday and Thursday, but then travel to Colorado Springs on Friday.

The move will likely be announced sometime Wednesday or Thursday. The Mariners wanted to allow both to play in the Southern League all-star game on

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