Rays outfielder spent days as Uber driver in the offseason

By Jessica Kleinschmidt

The trend of baseball players getting jobs during the offseason continues to increase.

Michael Fulmer recently said he was a plumber during the winter months, where he was digging six-foot ditches, shoveling and changing sewer lines.

The most recent ball player to embrace the offseason career is Tampa Rays utility player Nick Franklin who says he spent a couple days as an Uber driver.

“He made about 9-10 trips,” said Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

This isn’t exactly shocking news with everyone trying to earn a quick buck, but a bit different to think about a big leaguer needing a second form of income.

I suppose if you have free time, why not make use of it.

The 25-year-old is heading into the 2017 season with a career .219/.228/.371 slash line.