Former Tampa Bay Rays Star Wander Franco Reportedly Can’t Be Found By Police In Dominican Republic

Wander Franco

The story of the once great and promising career of MLB star Wander Franco continues its free fall, with the former Tampa Bay Ray allegedly now on the run.

Back in August, it was first reported that Franco was being investigated for having a relationship with a minor. Shortly after the news started to hit the internet, the superstar was placed on administrative leave by the MLB.

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Franco was thought to have returned back to his home there. However, his home in Baní, Peravia was reportedly raided twice this past week, and the professional baseball player was nowhere to be found:

“The Santo Domingo Prosecutor’s Office for Children and Adolescents carried out two raids this Tuesday at homes in Baní, Peravia province, in search of the Dominican Major League baseball player, Wander Franco he was not found.”

Not a lot has been heard about the Wander Franco investigation, or the player himself, since he was put on administrative leave by the MLB back in August.

Major League Baseball initially released a statement on August 22nd of this year saying:

“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.”

Shortly after the league’s announcement, the Tampa Bay Rays responded with a statement of their own about their former star player:

“We support Major League Baseball’s decision to place Wander Franco on Administration Leave. The Tampa Bay Rays are dedicated to upholding high standards of integrity both on and off the field.

We appreciate the understanding and patience of our fans and supporters as this process unfolds. We will have no further statements on this matter until MLB completes its process.”

Ever since the initial news broke, it was unlikely that Wander Franco would ever play in the major leagues again.

That is especially so if he is, in fact, running and evading from the authorities in his home country…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock