Wander Franco (22, Tampa Bay Rays)카지노사이트 has been placed on administrative leave following allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

“Franco has been placed on administrative leave until further notice in accordance with MLB’s labour agreement,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, said on Wednesday.

“The administrative leave is not a disciplinary action under the Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy,” MLB.com added. He will retain his salary and service time while on administrative leave.

Earlier, on the 14th, a social media post accused Franco of having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

The Department of Justice in Franco’s home country, the Dominican Republic, has opened an investigation, and the Major League Baseball Office is also looking into the matter.

Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Franco could be banned from Major League Baseball if the allegations are confirmed to be true.

Franco hasn’t played since the 13th of this month against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Tampa Bay placed him on the restricted list on the 15th.

“We support the decision of the commissioner’s office to place Franco on administrative leave. Tampa Bay is committed to maintaining integrity on and off the field, and we thank our fans for their understanding and patience as this process unfolds.”

Franco, meanwhile, is a key infielder in Tampa Bay’s lineup, having risen through the ranks at a young age to become a major league starter. He signed a massive 11-year, $182 million contract ahead of the 2022 season.

This season, he’s still hitting .281 with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs, 30 doubles, and an OPS of 0.819 in 112 games.

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