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According to multiple sources, Major League Baseball (MLB) is currently investigating social media posts related to Wander Franco, a shortstop for Tampa Bay Rays. On Sunday, the Rays released a statement confirming that they are in "close contact" with MLB concerning allegations made on social media against Franco.
Due to MLB's investigation, the 22-year-old All-Star player, Franco, did not join the team for their game on Sunday. The Rays declined to elaborate on the nature of posts, instead referring to them as "speculation".
Sources indicate that apart from MLB's investigation, Dominican authorities are also looking into the matter. The duration of the investigation and its potential consequences for Franco or the Rays are unclear.
MLB has investigated social media posts involving a player before. The league suspended Seattle Mariners' pitcher Hector Santiago for ten games in 2021 after discovering a foreign substance on his glove. The suspension was protested and overturned by Santiago, who denied any wrongdoing.
The investigation into Franco's social media posts remains ongoing, and further details could emerge soon.