Tampa Bay Rays Shortstop Wander Franco May Never Play in MLB Again, According to Report

Wander Franco leans against the dugout

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A week ago, Wander Franco was known as one of baseball’s premier young stars. Now, he may never play in MLB again.

Things went haywire on Sunday, when Franco was scratched from the Rays game against The Cleveland Guardians. At that time, messages alleging that Wander Franco had a sexual relationship with a minor started to surface on social media.

Wander Franco didn’t travel with the Rays for their next series in San Francisco, and MLB started to look into the allegations.

And, the news that has come out since, while not consequential either way, hasn’t exactly been encouraging for his chances to play anytime soon.

Just after 1AM Eastern time on Thursday, reporter Héctor Gómez reported that his entire future could be in doubt. It’s notable, as Gómez is one of the most respected baseball reporters in all the Dominican Republic.

Let’s hope the truth is found in what is an incredibly messy, and possibly disturbing, situation.

Garrett Carr
Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University and a BroBible writer who focuses on NFL, College Football, MLB, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania.