Former BG Hot Rods’ star Wander Franco gets call-up to MLB

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A former Bowling Green Hot Rods star is officially heading to the show.

The Tampa Bay Rays announced on Sunday that they will be calling up Major League Baseball’s top overall prospect in shortstop Wander Franco.

The switch-hitter has continued his dominance at AAA Durham this season, batting .315 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in just 39 games.

Franco played 62 games for the Hot Rods during the 2019 regular season before getting called up to High-A Charlotte.

The 20-year old phenom is set to join the Rays in Tampa on Tuesday as the team begins a pivotal three-game series against AL East rival Boston at Tropicana Field.