Tampa Bay Rays Infielder Shut Down Again

The Tampa Bay Rays have been getting some players back in the lineup off the IL, but it's not all good news on the health front. One rehab stint has been shut down for now.

Wander Franco has been day-to-day on his rehab since Wednesday, when he started to feel some soreness once again in his surgically repaired hand. But now he's been pulled off the rehab assignment altogether, and will head down to Florida to get more treatment. There's no timetable on a return.

The 21-year-old phenom had a procedure on July 12 to repair the right hamate bone. After close to six weeks, his recovery time will now need to be extended. 

He has a .260 average this season, with five homers and 23 RBIs over 58 games. He also missed 23 games earlier this year with a strained quad. 

The Rays did get both Harold Ramirez and Manuel Margot back in the lineup this past week, both key pieces of the starting lineup. 

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