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Prosecutors say Rays star Wander Franco referred to minor as 'my girl,' 'loved' their relationship: report

Jan 20, 2024

New reported details have emerged in the case of MLB All-Star Wander Franco and his alleged relationship with a then-14-year-old.

The Tampa Bay Rays shortstop, who has been on administrative leave since August, is facing two decades in jail.

According to ESPN, Dominican prosecutors say that Franco called the minor "my girl" in a WhatsApp message, admitting that the relationship was a "risk," but he "loved it."

"My girl," Franco allegedly wrote in Spanish. "If my team realizes this, it could cause problems for me. It is a rule for all teams that we cannot talk to minors, and yet I took the risk and I loved it."

Source: Fox News

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