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9 Wil Myers RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 12/10/1990 | Birthplace: Thomasville, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 77/2 | Average Draft Position: 88.77
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Wil Myers hit off a tee Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers was able to hit off a tee Friday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

It was the first time since his wrist issue that Myers was able to hit off a tee. Myers is still aiming for a mid-August return. He hit .227/.313/.354 prior to the injury.


Wil Myers slowly working his way back


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers has begun some light throwing and hitting as he continues his recovery from a wrist injury that has prevented him from playing since May 30, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Myers is not expected back on the field until at least mid-August.


Wil Myers transferred to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list Thursday.

Myers is eligible to come off the disabled list July 30, so the move doesn't impact his timetable. Myers is dealing with a wrist injury. He's hit .227/.313/.354 over 198 at-bats. 


Cast removed, Wil Myers making progress


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers had the cast removed from his right wrist, and has been cleared to resume some baseball activities, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Myers spent just over five weeks in a cast allowing the stress fracture in his wrist to heal, and he will likely begin taking steps forward shortly. He is aiming for a mid-August return.  


Wil Myers not expected back until mid-August at the earliest


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers is expected to have his injured wrist examined Friday, according to The Tampa Tribune.

If Myers has progressed enough in his recovery, then he will have the cast removed from his hand/wrist. However, manager Joe Maddon said the best-case scenario would be a mid-August return for Myers.


Wil Myers will be in a cast 5-6 weeks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers has a slight stress fracture in his wrist and will be in a cast for five to six weeks, reports MLB.com. He went on the disabled list Sunday.

Myers is hitting .225 with five homers and 25 RBI in 198 at-bats. He's likely to be out at least two months.


Wil Myers scheduled to visit hand specialist Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers is scheduled to see a hand specialist Tuesday to determine if he has a nondisplaced fracture in his wrist. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters he will not require surgery, according to the Tampa Tribune. Maddon suggested Myers could be sidelined anywhere between 2-6 weeks.

Myers landed on the disabled list Sunday. He was hitting .227/.313/.354 in 198 at-bats prior to the injury.

Wil Myers placed on 15-day disabled list Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Myers missed Saturday's game due to the injury, and was evaluated by a team doctor. It was determined he'll need more time to recover, and will miss at least two weeks. Myers was hitting .227/.313/.354 in 198 at-bats prior to the injury.


Wil Myers' wrist injury still a question


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers was wearing a brace on his right hand Saturday, and the extent of his wrist injury is not yet known at this point.

Myers was scheduled to see a doctor before Saturday's game against the Red Sox, but told the Tampa Bay Times after the game he did not have an update on the injury. His status moving forward will not be known until Sunday. 


Wil Myers out of Saturday's lineup with sore wrist


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers was held out of Saturday's starting lineup against Boston because of wrist soreness, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Myers sustained the injury after colliding with Desmond Jennings on Friday. He was spotted with a brace on his right wrist and is expected to visit a doctor on Saturday. 

Myers is hitting .227 with five homers and 25 RBI in 198 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for the team's series finale against Boston on Sunday.


Wil Myers blasts fifth home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers blasted his fifth home run Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Myers got things started early. In his first at-bat, he hit an 84 mph slider out to left for a two-run shot. It was his first home run since May 4. Myers also walked later in the game. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and two RBI.

Myers is hitting .228/.305/.355 in 197 at-bats.


Wil Myers working hard to fix flaw in approach


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers said he went to the coaching staff Tuesday after he discovered a flaw in his hitting approach, according to MLB.com. He added he's been working with hitting coach Derek Shelton to fix the issue.

While Myers entered play Sunday still mired in a 2-for-26 slump in his last eight games, he's happy with how well he's beginning to hit the ball.

"I think it is. I think it's 100 percent what I've worked on," Myers said. "It's just, just frustrating, the fact that I finally feel good in the box and still not getting results."

The results might not be there, but Myers said he's feeling a lot more comfortable at the plate.

"Oh, yeah," Myers said. "The last two days have been really good. It's just one of those things."


Wil Myers tops the lineup for Rays against A's


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) In an attempt to shake up a dormant offense, Joe Maddon has placed Wil Myers atop his lineup for the second time this season Wednesday night against Oakland. Myers led off on May 13 as well and went hitless. He is also hitless in his last four games.

Myers has gone through some growing pains for the Rays this season. He boasts a .240 batting average with just four home runs.


Rays working Wil Myers into mix at first base


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers played at first base Monday against the Mariners for the first time in his MLB career. Manager Joe Maddon told reporters it probably won't be the last time you see Myers at first base.

"Wil may do that during the course of the season in different moments like you saw in the five-man infield," Maddon said, per The Tampa Tribune. "You might see if we do a lot of crazy stuff, pinch-run say for (James) Loney late in the game and here’s the 10th or 11th inning."

Myers said he's open to playing first base.

"Absolutely," Myers said. "I don’t mind moving around, playing wherever. Change-up a little bit is kind of nice."


Wil Myers stay hot with four RBI


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Rays right fielder Wil Myers homered for the second straight day Sunday, getting a three-run inside-the-park homer off Yankees starter CC Sabathia. He also hit his sixth double and finished with four RBI. In his last three games, Myers is 6 for 16 with seven RBI and four runs scored.

He has four homers this year and has upped his averages to .248/.316/.397.


Wil Myers continues surge with three singles Friday night


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Emerging right fielder Wil Myers slapped three singles Friday to help the Rays win an extra-inning game against the Yankees.

Myers singled in a run in the fourth and added an RBI single in the 14th that put his team ahead to stay. He has raised his average from .192 to .241 since April 18.


Wil Myers quietly getting his batting average up


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers totaled two hits, including one double, in three at-bats Tuesday at Boston to extend his hitting streak to a modest seven games. Myers also had two runs, one walk and one strikeout.

Myers is batting .304 (14 for 46) with a .500 slugging percentage and .873 OPS in his last 11 games. He has two home runs, three doubles, five walks, seven RBI and nine runs in that span.

Myers' batting average has climbed from .192 to .245 in his last 11 games.


Wil Myers starting to heat up at the plate


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers is starting to heat up at the plate, according to MLB.com.

Myers went 6 for 9 Friday and Saturday, which has been a strong contrast to how he performed earlier in the year. "I'm not there yet, but it's a lot better," Myers said. Manager Joe Maddon agreed, saying Myers was more confident at the plate. "His confidence is being picked up, right now, because of those performances -- and you're seeing the ball going up and not rolling over," Maddon said.

Myers is hitting .262 in 61 at-bats.


Wil Myers lifts off twice in win over Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers continued his recent success at the plate Saturday night, launching a pair of home runs in his team's 16-1 win over the Yankees.

Myers took starter Ivan Nova deep for a solo home run in the opening frame and reliever Matt Daley for a three-run shot in the fifth. He added a double and finished 3 for 4 with a walk, three runs scored and four RBI. He is hitting .262/.338/.410 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 61 at-bats.

Wil Myers registers second three-hit game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers enjoyed his first three-hit game since opening day, driving in three runs in his team's 11-5 win over the Yankees.

Myers singled in a run in the sixth and two more in the eighth. He added another single and finished 3 for 5 with three RBI, raising his batting average to .302 on the year. He has just eight hits in his last 30 at-bats.

Wil Myers, Desmond Jennings not in lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Rays outfielders Wil Myers and Desmond Jennings are out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds.

The Rays have one less lineup spot than usual with the team's weekend series in Cincinnati against a National League club, and normal designated hitter Matt Joyce, a strong bat against right-handers, has been moved to right field for the team's game against righty Alfredo Simon. Jennings, a career .243/.320/.402 hitter against righties, has been replaced by lefty-swinging Kevin Kiermaier.


Scuffling Wil Myers slides to seventh in lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Struggling Rays outfielder Wil Myers was dropped to seventh in the lineup Wednesday against Kansas City. He had batted second in all of his previous games this season.

His stat line of .194/.265/.258 has been a disappointment and far below the numbers he achieved as a rookie in 2013.


Wil Myers returns to starting lineup Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers has returned to the club's starting lineup Friday.

Myers missed Thursday's game due to an illness, but will return for the weekend. Myers will play right field and hit second against the Rangers.


Wil Myers out Thursday with illness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Rays blossoming right fielder Wil Myers has been scratched from the Thursday game against Toronto with flu-like symptoms.

Myers has struggled a bit since a 3-for-5 performance on opening day with just one hit in his last eight at-bats.


Wil Myers cranks out three hits on Opening Day


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Rays right fielder Wil Myers had a strong Opening Day, going 3 for 5 with one double, two runs and two RBI in his team's 9-2 win over the Blue Jays Monday.

Despite striking out twice, it was an excellent debut for Myers, who hit .293/.354/.478 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI in 335 at-bats during his rookie season. He'll attempt to improve on those numbers in 2014.