The Cardinals have parted ways with pitcher Ryan Franklin. The 38-year-old right-hander struggled much of the season, getting demoted from the closer's role. He was just 1-and-4 with one save and a gaudy 8.46 ERA. Franklin blew four saves in 21 appearances and surrendered nine home runs. Last year, he was 6-and-2 with a 3.46 ERA and saved 27-of-29 opportunities.