Rays shortstop Franco placed on Administrative Leave

August 22nd, 2023

Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco:

“Per an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, Wander Franco has been placed on Administrative Leave until further notice as MLB continues its ongoing investigation. The administrative leave, effective immediately, is not disciplinary under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. We will comment further at the appropriate time.”