Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco out of lineup vs Boston with sore left hamstring

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BOSTON (AP) Tampa Bay Rays' shortstop Wander Franco is out of the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox with a sore left hamstring.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Franco wanted to play but they decided “if we can buy him an extra day, I don’t think it’ll hurt.”

Franco trotted into third slowly in the opening game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. He was visited by a team trainer and Cash, but stayed in the game. He finished with three hits in the 8-5 loss in the opener before sitting out the nightcap.

The Rays’ 22-year-old star is hitting .305 with seven homers and 29 RBIs.


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Updated June 4, 2023