Tampa Bay Rays placed Wander Franco on IL using a quadriceps strain

ARLINGTON (Texas) — Tampa Bay was shortstop Wander Franco Tuesday, October 10, 2009: A right quadriceps strain was added to the 10-day injured roster. This is the latest injury-plagued setback. Rays.

Franco ran the bases in the ninth of Monday's 9-5 loss to the The. Texas Rangers. After making a difficult turn at first base on a single, he was eventually replaced by a pinch-runner.

Franco, 21 years old, has been having trouble with his right quad for several weeks and is now out of commission. Brandon Lowe (lower back tightness). Lowe has been in the field since May 16.

Manager Kevin Cash stated that Franco's behavior was “quite obvious” and that he has been suffering from a lot of stress. It makes sense to try and calm him down, get treatment, and get his legs under control. He'll be much happier.

Franco, who now hits.270 has his first three-hit game in three weeks. He had it against the Rangers in the series opener. He hasn't hit a homer since April 26, when he had his fourth.

Franco explained that it “kind of scares” him a little to use the IL. Franco said this through an interpreter. “I believe that's why I haven’t been playing as much as I should. It's because I'm scared of going on the IL.”

The Rays have lost their middle infielders and are also without two important relievers. Pete Fairbanks Andrew Kittredge (right back strain) and Andrew Kittredge (2nd from the right). Starters Tyler Glasnow Shane Baz You are currently recovering from an elbow surgery.

Rays select reliever Shawn Armstrong Triple-A Durham: Left-hander Ben Bowden is designated for assignment, to make room on the roster for the right-hander.

Armstrong played in 11 games for Tampa Bay during the last season. After being released, Armstrong rejoined the organization with a minor-league deal. Miami Marlins.

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