Wander Franco is reported missing in the Dominican Republic, and local police have been unable to locate him.
A report from the Listin Diario newspaper states that authorities conducted raids on two homes in search of the disgraced MLB star but did not find him, and his whereabouts remain unknown.
One of the homes belongs to Franco, and the other is his mother’s. The police reportedly left contact information with his wife.
The shortstop has been under investigation by both Dominican Republic police and MLB since allegations of relationships with at least two underage teens emerged during the summer.
Dominican reporter Hector Gomez indicated that “new evidence has been found in the case of Wander Franco that further implicates him in the accusations made against him of alleged relationships with minors.”
Following the reports in August, the Tampa Bay Rays placed Franco on a leave of absence, removed him from ads and highlights, and took down images of him in their stadium. Franco’s merchandise has also been removed from team stores, and the MLB put him on administrative leave for the final 42 games of the season.
It remains unclear whether the police sought to question Franco or place him under arrest.