Seattle demotes Dustin Ackley

Updated: May 27, 2013, 3:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners demoted former No. 2 overall pick Dustin Ackley on Monday in the hopes he can rediscover his swing in the minors.

The Mariners optioned the 25-year-old second baseman to Triple-A Tacoma before opening a series against the San Diego Padres and selected prospect Nick Franklin from Tacoma to take his place.

Ackley is the second young player the Mariners were counting on this season to get sent down, joining Jesus Montero. Seattle needed improvement from ...

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