Tampa Bay's Wander Franco is not on the team plane amid a social media post probe.

MLB is investigating Franco's social media posts; Rays are in contact.

Nature of posts undisclosed; possible restricted list or leave

The Rays declined to comment on Franco's absence from the team.

Franco was absent from Sunday's game; he left during the 5th inning.

Wander Franco's snapback hat promotion for young fans at Tropicana Field

Rays manager Cash: Franco's day off routine; no further comment.

Osleivis Basabe starts at shortstop in his major league debut for the Rays.

Restricted list: player off roster, unpaid; administrative leave: player off roster, paid.

Franco signed a $182 million contract in 2021; All-Star hitting 281 with 17 HRs.