Bullpen meltdowns prompt Cardinals to return job to Isringhausen
The St. Louis Cardinals have decided it is time to return the closer's role to Jason Isringhausen, who has been languishing as a middle reliever after an early-season slump and a trip to the disabled list.
Ryan Franklin, who had taken over as closer, will return to his previous job as the set-up man.
Both players were informed of the change Monday afternoon. Isringhausen was clearly relieved, and Franklin expressed no surprise at the move.
"In my head, I knew Izzy's ...
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