Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop Placed On Restricted List
Today the Tampa Bay Rays organization provided information to the Wander Franco allegations and investigation. They announced that the Rays shortstop has been placed on the restricted list. This removes Franco from the roster without pay.
So what’s next? Officials in Major League Baseball are looking into social media posts. The posts allege that Franco has been involved in a relationship with a minor.
The statement released by the team read as follows: “The Tampa Bay Rays and Wander Franco have mutually agreed that he will go on the Restricted List and take leave from the Club for the duration of the current road trip. We support any steps taken by the league to better understand the situation. Out of respect for all parties involved, we have no further comments at this time.”
Here’s another crazy thing to note. The Rays giveaway on Sunday featured Franco. The giveaway was a Wander Franco Snapback Hat for fans 14 and under. He did not play in the game against Cleveland. And the Rays lost 9-2.
Social media posts are circulating, alleging that Franco is a in a relationship with a minor. The Rays shortstop will likely remain on the restricted list during the investigation.
On the MJ Morning Show text line, some Rays fans speculated that this could be a ploy, on the part of the accuser, to somehow extort money from Franco. We do not have any information to support or refute that theory. But of course, people are innocent until proven guilty.
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