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Wander Franco leaves Dominican Winter League after biceps injury

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He will return to the US for tests.

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John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times reports baseball’s top prospect is heading stateside to seek precautionary medical tests after a right biceps strain sustained playing winter ball, an injury that was announced by his team in the Dominican three days ago:

Translated from Spanish by Google, the tweet reads:

#NotasRojas Wander Franco will remain off the roster for the day today, as he recovers from discomfort in his right bicep. The shortstop has been one of the Escogido’s best hitters in the tournament with an offensive line of .350 / .435 / .500.

Fellow Rays prospect Nate Lowe was also playing for the team but left to return to the US due to rising concerns regarding the pandemic.

The extent of Franco’s injury is not known at this time.