Rays Get Bad News As Young Star Suffers Rehab Setback

After getting Harold Ramirez back in the lineup this week, it appeared that the Tampa Bay Rays would also have shortstop Wander Franco back within days as well. But unfortunately they've hit a bit of a hiccup on that front. 

Franco is having renewed soreness in his surgically repaired right hand. He left the rehab game after just two at-bats.

“(Wednesday) he had a minor setback, so we’ll reassess … '' said the Rays Triple-A Durham manager Brady Williams. "Hopefully he can get some treatment and feel better (Thursday)."

Franco's rehab is on hold day-to-day until treatment alleviates the pain. The shortstop has been out since July 12 surgery to repair the right hamate bone.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said he's not too concerned. "I'm very confident that he's fine. Wander really wants to play bad. I think it's just some general soreness."

Franco is one of several Rays who are on their way back to the lineup, as the team could finally be close to healthy for September.

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