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Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:49:24 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals hired free-agent RP Ryan Franklin (Cardinals) as a scout Wednesday, Dec. 7. He will help evaluate players in Oklahoma and perhaps elsewhere after officially retiring from baseball.
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:51:55 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals released RP Ryan Franklin Wednesday, June 29.
Wed, 29 Jun 2011 06:17:46 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to make a decision on RP Ryan Franklin before they leave for Tampa Bay Thursday, June 30. Franklin allowed another homer Tuesday, June 28, and has an 8.46 ERA on the season. Manager Tony La Russa met with Franklin moments after taking the ball from him in the eighth inning and later acknowledged considering "creative" alternatives. The club has pondered placing Franklin on the disabled list, though La Russa described the pitcher as healthy after the game. Franklin could also be designated for assignment, where he'll have 10 days to decide whether he'll accept a minor-league assignment or request free agency.
Wed, 01 Jun 2011 23:03:39 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Ryan Franklin allowed two earned runs, three hits and a walk in two innings of relief in a loss Wednesday, June 1, against the San Francisco Giants.
Tue, 31 May 2011 21:34:06 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Ryan Franklin struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning Tuesday, May 31, against the San Francisco Giants, picking up his first relief victory. It was his first win since July 30 in his first home appearance dating back to April 23. He has worked three straight scoreless outings over 4 2/3 innings. "It feels good," Franklin said. "It feels real good."
Wed, 25 May 2011 10:45:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan acknowledged that RP Ryan Franklin probably doesn't have the stuff to be a closer again, but he thinks he can still serve a meaningful role in the team's bullpen.
Mon, 23 May 2011 11:21:29 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to option a relief pitcher to the minors Monday, May 23, to make room on the roster for 2B Skip Schumaker (elbow). The leading candidate to be sent down is RP Mitchell Boggs. Other options include RPs Ryan Franklin and Miguel Batista.
Sat, 21 May 2011 18:30:43 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers have been so efficient lately, that the relievers are having a hard time getting their work in. Pitching coach Dave Duncan said RPs Miguel Batista and Ryan Franklin have been staying sharp in bullpen sessions.
Thu, 12 May 2011 02:51:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP Ryan Franklin suffered through a four-run fifth inning Wednesday, May 11, as the Cardinals lost 11-4 to the Chicago Cubs.
Sat, 07 May 2011 18:02:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday, May 7, that he would like to see RP Ryan Franklin get some future opportunities to finish games. "Whoever is available and whoever is hot," Mozeliak said about the closer-by-committee approach. "Still, we'd like to get Franklin into that mix. We have to make the opportunity available (to him). If you are in the snake-bitten mode the only way to get out of it is pitching."