Ryan Franklin acknowledged Sunday that he is leaning toward retiring from professional baseball.
Cardinals released RHP Ryan Franklin.
Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that the Cardinals "may be closer to a decision" regarding struggling reliever Ryan Franklin.
Ryan Franklin got hit hard again on Tuesday, giving up two runs on three hits in only one-third of an inning.
Ryan Franklin thinks he fixed a mechanical flaw in an extended bullpen session Friday.
Ryan Franklin allowed two runs on three hits and a walk in two innings of work on Wednesday evening, taking the loss in St. Louis' 7-5, 11-inning setback against the Giants.
Ryan Franklin picked up his first win since July 30, 2010, as he struck out the side in the eighth inning of the Cardinals' comeback win Tuesday.
Ryan Franklin got lit up for seven hits and four runs in three innings of relief work in St. Louis' 11-4 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.
Cardinals GM John Mozeliak would like to see Ryan Franklin eventually get back into the mix of the team's closer by committee.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said Ryan Franklin will work through his problems in long relief for the time being.
Ryan Franklin allowed two hits and a walk in a 1 1/3-inning relief appearance Saturday.
Ryan Franklin gave up yet another homer while working two innings in middle relief Wednesday against the Nationals.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa indicated Tuesday that there would be a "role change" for Ryan Franklin.
Ryan Franklin blew his fourth save of the season in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers, serving up a two-run walkoff homer to Matt Kemp.