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Rays announce SS Wander Franco will go on restricted list as MLB investigates social media posts

Aug 15, 2023

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco was placed on the restricted list and will take a leave from the club during their current road trip, the team announced on Monday.

The 22-year-old is being investigated by both Major League Baseball and authorities in the Dominican Republic over recent social media posts.

An MLB official told Yahoo Sports that MLB is investigating the matter. Dominican Republic authorities, according to The Associated Press, launched an investigation into Franco for an alleged relationship with a minor. Specifics about that investigation or the allegations are not yet known.

The social media posts in question surfaced Sunday, and the Rays released a statement after their game against the Cleveland Guardians.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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