Miami Marlins

Rays rookie INF Wander Franco returns from hamstring injury


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays rookie Wander Franco was reinstated from the 10-day injured list on Friday after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury.


The AL East-leading Rays, who started a three-game series with Miami on Friday night, clinched a postseason spot on Thursday.


After being examined by team trainers, Franco left the game and was replaced at shortstop by Joey Wendle.


Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said that reliever Ryan Thompson, who has been on the IL since June 30 with a right shoulder injury, will undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.


Reliever Matt Wisler, sidelined by right middle finger inflammation, is scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday and if all goes well could return next week.


Catcher Mike Zunino is getting extra rest with the playoffs looming, including Friday.






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