|Rays hold first official full-team workout as Wander Franco remains absent. The Major League Baseball's mandatory report date is Feb. 24 before a decision has to be made on Franco’s status for the start of the season, which is the first week of April.
|Wander Franco misses Rays report date amid investigation into alleged underage relationship. When the Tampa Bay Rays position players hold their first official full-squad workout on Monday, prized shortstop Wander Franco won't be there. The 22-year-old did not report for spring training on Sunday, which was the team's deadline, as he remains in the middle of considerable turmoil stemming from possible criminal charges in his native Dominican Republic following accusations he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl . According to the Tampa Bay Times , the team declined to comment on Franco's status besides saying he did not report. Wander Franco did not report to Rays spring training by the team's deadline. Getty Images Franco remains in the Dominican Republic and can't enter
|Tampa Bay Rays' Top Prospect Unlikely to Crack Opening Day Roster, Even Despite Wander Franco Uncertainty. Tampa Bay Rays' Top Prospect Unlikely to Crack Opening Day Roster, Even Despite Wander Franco Uncertainty The Tampa Bay Rays are near-certain to not see superstar Wander Franco in spring training this year, but even despite that, it doesn't look like top prospect Junior Caminero will make the Opening Day roster. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Feb 12, 2024 10:42 AM EST In this story: Tampa Bay Rays Even despite the uncertainly around Wander Franco, the Tampa Bay Rays likely won't have top infield prospect Junior Caminero make the Opening Day roster, per reports. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays, faced with the question of whether or not Franco will ever play again,
|Embattled Tampa Bay Rays Star Posts Video of Him Hitting as Career Hangs in the Balance. Embattled Tampa Bay Rays Star Posts Video of Him Hitting as Career Hangs in the Balance We don't know yet if Tampa Bay Rays' star Wander Franco will play baseball in 2024 - or ever again - but we know that he's still preparing as if baseball will be part of his life. Author: Brady Farkas Publish date: Jan 26, 2024 2:57 PM EST In this story: Tampa Bay Rays We don't know yet if Tampa Bay Rays' star Wander Franco will play baseball in 2024 - or ever again - but we know that he's still preparing as if baseball will be part of his life. The embattled superstar shortstop posted a video of him hitting earlier on Friday. From Jay Recher of WDAE in Tampa Bay: Wander Franco about 10 minutes
|Franco out of Dominican jail amid investigation. Rays shortstop Wander Franco was released from jail and is free to leave the Dominican Republic amid an ongoing investigation into an alleged relationship with a minor.