St. Louis Cardinals reliever Ryan Franklin, who’s been successful as their setup man, signed a two-year contract extension on Thursday that includes a team option for 2010.
The 34-year-old right-hander was 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in 37 appearances entering Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks
Franklin will get a base salary of $2 million in the first year of the contract. This year’s deal pays him $1 million plus incentives, several of which he has already reached for appearances.
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