Last Game
Sat, Jul 2
@ Toronto Blue Jays (44-35)
  • Rogers Centre
11
Final
5

AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
58-21 7-3 W2
44-35 5-5 L2
43-35 6-4 L2
42-36 5-5 W2
35-44 5-5 L4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .260 5 22 .705 4

Top Wander Franco News

  • Rays' Wander Franco: Smacks first homer since return

    Franco went 2-for-8 with two walks, a solo home run and three total runs scored while starting both games of Saturday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

    After starting at shortstop in the matinee, Franco served as the designated hitter for the evening game. The homer in Game 1 was Franco's first since April 26. The 21-year-old just returned last weekend from a quad injury that cost him close to a month, and with better health, Franco's numbers should improve in the second half.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Tallies hit in return

    Franco went 1-for-5 Sunday against the Pirates.

    Franco returned from nearly a month-long absence caused by a quadriceps issue. His lone hit came in the third inning on an infield single, though it was encouraging that he was able to get down the line without a problem. Franco had failed to homer in 110 at-bats prior to going down with the injury, but it's possible he'll pick up his power pace now that he's presumably back to full health.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Activated, starting Sunday

    The Rays activated Franco (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list Sunday. He'll start at shortstop and bat second in the Rays' series finale with the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco was on the shelf for just under a month with a left quad strain, but the 21-year-old looks ready to go after recently wrapping up a five-game rehab assignment in the minors. He'll immediately slot back in as Tampa Bay's everyday shortstop, leaving Taylor Walls and Vidal Brujan to vie for playing time at the keystone.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: On cusp of return

    Franco (quadriceps) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list either Sunday or Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco appeared in his fifth rehab game Friday with Triple-A Durham, and he's rejoining the big-league club Saturday to be evaluated before potentially being activated. The 21-year-old could be back for Sunday's series finale versus Pittsburgh, but the team may opt to take advantage of Monday's scheduled day off and instead give him an extra day before reinstating him ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Milwaukee.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Starts at short for Durham

    Franco (quadriceps) went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

    Franco hit second and started at shortstop but didn't play the full game with two more rehab appearances on tap this week. Assuming all goes well across his three total games with Durham, Franco could be activated Saturday during Tampa Bay's three-game series against Pittsburgh.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Moves rehab to Triple-A

    Franco (quadriceps) is set to move his rehab assignment Wednesday to Triple-A Durham from the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

    Between games Saturday and Monday in the FCL, Franco went 3-for-7 with a pair of extra-base hits, an RBI and a run scored. Even though he ended up getting a tough test Monday with rehabbing Red Sox starter Chris Sale (rib cage) on the mound for Boston's FCL affiliate, Franco will have higher-level minor-league pitching in Durham, with whom he's expected to appear in games Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. He'll be re-evaluated thereafter and could be cleared to return from the 10-day injured list for the Rays' game Saturday versus the Pirates.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Could rejoin Rays next weekend

    Franco (quadriceps) could rejoin the Rays for next weekend's series against the Pirates, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco responded well to full workouts Thursday and Friday and has officially been cleared to serve as the designated hitter in a game with the Rays' rookie-level Florida Coast League affiliate Saturday, prior to playing shortstop Monday. If he feels good afterward, he's expected to report to Triple-A Durham next week as the final step in his recovery process.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Nearing game action

    Manager Kevin Cash said Thursday that Franco (quadriceps) is running well and will go through full workouts Thursday and Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco resumed agility work Monday and has made good progress in his recovery over the last couples days. As long as he feels good during his workouts to close out the week, Cash said the 21-year-old could serve as the designated hitter in a Florida Coast League game Saturday.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Set to begin agility work

    Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franco (quadriceps) is scheduled to begin agility work Monday, Brian Hall of MLB.com reports.

    A few days earlier, Cash told Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that he didn't anticipate Franco would be ready to return from the 10-day injured list this week, so fantasy managers should continue to keep the 21-year-old on their reserve list for now. The impending agility work will mark Franco's first activity since he strained his right quad while running the bases in a May 30 game. Given Franco's long-term importance to the franchise, the Rays may want him to first test his quad in a brief minor-league rehab assignment before activating him from the IL.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Yet to resume activities

    Franco has yet to resume baseball activities since suffering a right quadriceps strain May 30, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

    When Franco was placed on the 10-day injured list a day after suffering the injury, the Rays initially had optimism the star shortstop would be ready to return to action two weeks later. However, with Franco having yet to return to the field in any capacity in the week since he injured his quad, he could be facing a longer recovery timeline than expected. Taylor Walls should continue to receive the bulk of the starts at shortstop while Franco is on the IL.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Could return in two weeks

    Franco (quadriceps), who was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier Tuesday, said he hopes to rejoin the active roster in about two weeks, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Franco also indicated his absence could be longer as his rehab process goes day-by-day, but at this point there's hope he won't be sidelined much beyond the 10-day minimum. Taylor Walls should work as Tampa Bay's primary shortstop in the meantime, with Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes likely to see more time between second and third base.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Hits injured list with quad strain

    Franco was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with a strained right quadriceps, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

    Franco left Monday's game against the Rangers with the injury, which turns out to be serious enough to cost him at least 10 days. Whether or not he's at risk of missing considerably more time than that is uncertain. Taylor Walls should become the primary shortstop in Franco's absence, opening up more at-bats at second and third base for Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Nursing quad issue

    Franco was removed from Monday night's game against the Rangers due to a quadriceps injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Manager Kevin Cash stated after the game that Franco was lifted after feeling a tug in his quad. The team intends to re-evaluate him in the morning to determine whether he can play in the second game of the series.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Exits with trainer

    Franco left Monday night's game against the Rangers with an undisclosed injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Per Topkin, Franco appeared to slow up around first base after his third hit of the evening, and he would leave the game before play continued. The nature of the injury is unclear at this time.

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  • Rays' Wander Franco: Another extra-base knock

    Franco went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run scored Saturday against the Yankees.

    Franco struck out in each of his first two at-bats but led off the eighth inning with a triple before coming around to score. He's shown a concerning lack of power in May -- he entered Saturday with just a .247 slugging percentage across 85 at-bats in the month -- but he now has two doubles and a triple across his last four games. That's not enough to completely alleviate concerns regarding his recent struggles, though it appears that he is finding his swing again. Overall, Franco has maintained a .263/.293/.421 line across 181 plate appearances.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Bani, Dominican Republic
Age: 21
Bats/Throws: S, R