If you thought the Wander Franco saga was going to die in the bud, think again.
It’s that according to the Dominican newspaper Diario Libre, citing a source from the Dominican Republic’s attorney general’s office, the star player of the Tampa Bay Rays is linked to another charge of inappropriate relationship with an underage girl, the second in the running .
The 17-year-old girl’s complaint was reportedly filed last July. The legal age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18.
The latter would have no connection with the publications of Franco on the social networks which triggered the investigation of the MLB and which keeps him away from his teammates due to his presence on the restrictive list of major baseball.
As he risks doing with the new allegations, Franco had denied the first, even if the doubts weigh heavily.
The Rays released a statement saying they support any steps the league is taking to better understand the situation, while saying it won’t be a distraction for the team.
As for the fact that they’re confident they won’t get distracted, let me not gobble these salads up. Add to that being their best player and you have the perfect cocktail for a meltdown.
Franco has been one of the best in MLB this season, hitting .281 with 17 homers, 58 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in 112 games, as well as being very solid defensively on stoppage time. -short.
This situation comes at a very bad time, even if there is no good time for it, and it could clearly take the club out of its comfort zone, already that things were not going very well in Tampa Bay by current times.
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