Franklin did not return to the field to play first base for the Rays in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Rays' 7-6 win over the Orioles Thursday night. He injured himself while stretching out to catch the relay throw on an inning-ending double play.
"I'm just going to see how things go day to day, see if it gets better and see what happens," Franklin said. "[It] feels a little sore, but I think that's kind of natural for any injury."
When asked if the hamstring felt better or worse on Friday, Franklin answered, "A little worse than I thought it was going to be."
"Overall, I think it's just going to take it a little bit of time to heal," he said.
Franklin is holding out hope he'll be able to return to finish the season.
"See if I can get a week in, maybe a week and a half in," he said. "Never dealt with a hamstring before. Hopefully it will get better soon."
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.