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4 Wil Myers CF
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 12/10/1990 | Birthplace: Thomasville, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 97/23 | Average Draft Position: 194.44
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Padres place Wil Myers on 15-day DL with left wrist injury


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) The Padres placed outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list -- retroactive to May 11 -- with left wrist tendinitis, per the team's official website. Myers has been sidelined since May 10 with the injury. He hit .291/.340/.493 with five home runs, 19 RBI and three stolen bases in 134 at-bats at the time of the injury.

"He needs rest. The tendon needs rest," manager Bud Black said of Myers, per The Mighty 1090 AM radio in San Diego. "There's no timetable for his return."

Black also revealed that Myers suffered the same type of injury last year while with the Rays. The 24-year-old missed 70 games with a similar issue.

In a corresponding move, San Diego recalled right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A El Paso. Mazzoni will be making his second big-league stint with the Padres this season. He allowed six earned runs in two inning of relief earlier this season.


Padres keep Wil Myers out of the lineup again on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Padres outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday night against the Cubs, per the team's official website.

Myers, who is dealing with tendinitis in his wrist, has not been in the starting lineup since May 10 and could in danger of landing on the disabled list. He is hitting .291/.340/.493 with five home runs, 19 RBI and three stolen bases in 134 at-bats before the injury.


Padres' Wil Myers (wrist) hits in batting cage Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Padres outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers took some swings in the batting cage Sunday, though he wasn't able to swing at 100 percent, U-T San Diego reports.

The hope is that Myers, who is dealing with tendinitis in his wrist, will be able to return to action Tuesday. Out since May 10, the center fielder had been filling in at first base with Yonder Alonso sidelined. Myers has hit .291/.340/.493 with five home runs, 19 RBI and three stolen bases in 134 at-bats.


Padres' Wil Myers takes grounders on Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Padres center fielder/first baseman Wil Myers was able to take ground balls and catch throws at first base on Saturday, according to U-T San Diego.

Myers, who is dealing with tendinitis in his wrist, is yet to take batting practice, which manager Bud Black believes is the true test.

"The true test is taking swings, and moreso on the follow through than anything," Black said.

He is cautiously optimistic Myers will return on Tuesday against the Cubs. Myers is hitting .291 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.


Padres OF Wil Myers could return to lineup Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Padres manager Bud Black said Friday the team is hoping to have center fielder Wil Myers back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Myers is missing his fourth-straight game Friday because of tendinitis in his left wrist. 


Wil Myers misses fourth straight start for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers was held out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game on Friday. 

Myers has been battling tendinitis in his left wrist. He's replaced in the lineup by Abraham Almonte, who starts his second gmae of the season in center. Almonte will bat second. 

Myers is replaced in the leadoff spot by second baseman Cory Spangenberg, who is at the top of the order for the fourth time this season.

Spangenberg gives second baseman Jedd Gyorko a rest.  


Padres' Wil Myers (wrist) not ready to return to lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Wil Myers remains out of the starting lineup for the Padres on Thursday. Myers has now missed three consecutive starts due to discomfort in his left wrist. Manager Bud Black said Myers has tendinitis in his wrist, and should avoid the disabled list, though he will be sidelined for 3-4 days, according to MLB.com.

"He went through a number of tests, and the reports were pretty positive," Black said. "There is quite a bit of fluid surrounding that tendon, which is causing a lot of discomfort. He's going to be down for a couple of days. We're hoping that in two, three, four days that this will resolve itself pretty quickly."

With Myers out, Will Middlebrooks is drawing the start at first base for the first time this season. Middlebrooks, typically a third baseman, appeared at first earlier this month but hasn't started at first base since 2013 with the Red Sox. 


Black: Padres 1B/OF Wil Myers seeing hand specialist


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Bud Black has declared that Padres leadoff hitter and first baseman/outfielder Wil Myers is in San Diego to see a hand specialist, per The Mighty 1090. The team is currently in Seattle.

Myers sustained what could be an injury to his wrist sliding into third base Sunday and aggravated it during batting practice two days later.

The loss of Myers would be felt by San Diego. He is off to a fine start and has been particularly hot lately with at least three hits in three of his last five games. He is second in the majors behind Bryce Harper of Washington with 28 runs scored.


Padres 1B Wil Myers listed as day to day with wrist issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Padres first baseman Wil Myers told reporters he experienced some discomfort in his left wrist sliding into third base on Sunday, and aggravated the injury during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game against Seattle, per U-T San Diego.

Myers has been listed as day to day moving forward. He is hitting .291 (39 for 134) with 10 doubles, a triple, five homers, 19 RBI and a .340 on-base percentage through 32 games this season.


Padres 1B Wil Myers scratched after injuring wrist in BP


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Padres first baseman Wil Myers has been scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday night in Seattle after injuring his wrist in batting practice. Myers was taken out of the lineup and sent for further testing, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Myers hit .291 (39 for 134) with 10 doubles, a triple, five homers, 19 RBI and a .340 on-base percentage through 32 games this season. Yangervis Solarte will bat fifth and play first base in Myers' absence.


Padres OF Matt Kemp returns to starting lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Padres outfielder Matt Kemp returned to the starting lineup and will hit third on Tuesday against the Mariners, after receiving the day off on Sunday against Arizona, according to the Seattle Times. With Kemp back in action, Wil Myers will move back to his normal leadoff spot.

Kemp is just hitting just .154 with four RBI in 39 at-bats. He has just three hits in his last 30 at-bats.


Padres' Matt Kemp sits, Wil Myers bats third Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Padres right fielder Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

It's the first off-day of the season for Kemp, who has batted third in each of his team's first 32 games. With Kemp off, Wil Myers will slide to the No. 3 spot, while second baseman Cory Spangenberg will lead off for the second time this season.

The Padres are road favorites (-123) Sunday.


Padres first baseman Wil Myers cracks two doubles in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Padres first baseman Wil Myers went 3 for 6 at the plate in San Diego's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday in 12 innings. 

Myers led things off in the first inning with a bunt single. He later scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp. Myers then doubled in the fifth and ninth, but was left stranded both times. 

Myers is now hitting .298 with 10 doubles in 131 at-bats this season.


Padres OF Wil Myers collects four hits in Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Padres outfielder Wil Myers went 4 for 5 during Friday's 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

One of the hits was a solo home run off Jeremy Hellickson. He finished the game with one run scored and one RBI. Over his last 12 games, Myers is 15 for 49 with three home runs and eight RBI.


Padres' Wil Myers to make first career start at 1B on Friday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Wil Myers will leadoff and make his first career start at first base for Padres on Friday in Arizona.

Will Venable will bat seventh and get his second start of the year in center field for the Padres.

Myers has only played the outfield during his two-plus years in the major leagues, occasionally serving as the designated hitter while with the Rays.


Padres CF Wil Myers collects three hits Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Padres leadoff hitter Wil Myers was the catalyst to help lead the Padres to a 9-1 win over the Giants on Wednesday.

"What we did at the plate today can really jump-start our offense again and get us back where we were before we lost those two," Myers said, per MLB.com. "It was definitely good that we got our bats working."

Myers went 3 for 6 with one RBI during the game. He raised his batting average from .261 to .274. The RBI came when Myers tripled off Javier Lopez in the seventh inning to drive in Ian Kennedy.


Padres' Myers back at top of the order; Spangenberg makes second start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers returned to the leadoff spot Wednesday against the Giants, per the team's official website. Myers received the night off on Wednesday for the second time this season. Cory Spangenberg, who was at the top of the order on Tuesday, was bumped down to the No. 2 hole in the order on Wednesday.

San Diego is considered an underdog (+128) at San Francisco, per VegasInsider.com.


Padres' Myers out of lineup Tuesday, Spangenberg leads off


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Giants.

It's just the second time Myers has gotten a break from starting this season. Will Venable is starting in center field as he did the last time Myers sat, but rather than leading off, Venable is batting sixth Tuesday. Second baseman Cory Spangenberg is leading off for the Padres Tuesday.

The Padres are road favorites (-120) in San Francisco Tuesday.


Padres' Wil Myers hasn't changed approach despite walking more


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers drew a pair of walks Saturday for the second straight game, but he indicated that he hasn't changed his aggressive approach at the plate, MLB.com reports.

"Just the at-bats [in which] I've walked ... they haven't really thrown anything over the plate to hit," Myers said. "It's always been a 3-1 walk. I'm not really getting my pitch right now. I'd rather swing the bat than walk because I'd like to take my chances."

Myers managed only two walks in all of April before racking up four walks in his first two games of May. The Padres are just fine with their leadoff hitter's aggressiveness.

"You don't want to ever take the aggressiveness out of a young hitter, because that's what makes them … and in his mind, he can hit," manager Bud Black said Saturday. "And hitters swing. They have confidence, especially young hitters, that they can hit anything. It's going to take time for him to understand that at the big leagues pitchers can throw the ball where they want it, they can expand the zone, they can keep it out of the strike zone. He's got to learn to lay off of that. I think in time, you'll see more games like tonight, where he will not expand the zone."

Myers has hit .279/.324/.462 with four home runs, 17 RBI, three stolen bases and a league-leading 25 runs scored.


Padres OF Wil Myers remains on roll with two-hit Tuesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The resurgence of Padres leadoff hitter Wil Myers continued Tuesday night despite a lopsided defeat to surprising Houston.

Myers scored two of his team's three runs to give him a best-in-baseball 19 on the season. He singled, stole second and scored in the first and slugged his fourth homer - all in the last 12 games - in the fifth.

In the process, he sweetened his slash line to .287/.389/.409. His slugging percentage is 169 points higher than what he completed the 2014 season with in Tampa Bay.


Padres right fielder Wil Myers cracks third home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Padres right fielder Wil Myers went 1 for 5 at the plate in San Diego's 11-8 loss to the Dodgers Saturday. Myers connected for his third home run of the season to lead off the first inning Saturday when he smacked a 1-1 pitch from Brandon McCarthy over the center field wall.

Myers is now hitting .272 with 12 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.


Padres' Wil Myers slugs second home run Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 5-4 loss to the Rockies Wednesday.

Myers has enjoyed the thin air in Colorado, entering Wednesday's game with five hits in 10 at-bats over the last two games. He was able to collect his second home run of the season in the sixth inning. Myers has hit .309/.338/.485 with two home runs, 11 RBI and two stolen bases in 68 at-bats.


Padres' Wil Myers reaches base four times vs. Colorado


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers reached base four times and racked up three hits in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over Colorado.

Myers singled in the fifth, doubled in a run in the seventh and singled in a run in the eighth. He finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. He has two three-hit games this season, all of which have come over the last five days. He is hitting .313 (20 for 64) with six doubles, a home run and 10 RBI over 15 games.


Padres' Wil Myers on being traded by Rays: 'I felt they'd given up on me'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Coming into 2015, you could make the argument Padres outfielder Wil Myers hadn't yet reached his full potential or lived up to the hype that followed him as a top prospect in the minors. Apparently, any type of talk like that didn't sit too well with the 24-year-old outfielder.

"He told me early in spring training that he heard little whispers this winter that maybe he was not the player everyone made him out to be," Padres manager Bud Black said, per MLB.com. "I think that bothered him."

Myers has already been traded twice in his young career, with the latest deal being in December that shipped him from the Rays to the Padres. 

"More than anything, I am playing with a chip on my shoulder," Myers said. "Last year was the first bad year I had in my pro career. When Tampa traded me away, I felt they had given up on me.

"Almost everything I do is to be able to prove (the Rays) wrong."

Thus far, Myers is off to a good start to his Padres career. Myers, who is primarily hitting leadoff, is batting .283 with one home run, five doubles, eight RBI and 13 runs in 14 games.

"He told me early in spring training he was going to show that he should hit third, fourth or fifth," Black said. "I said, 'Wait a minute. You are not going to hit third or fourth because of the two guys [Justin Upton and Matt Kemp] we have here. Let's go in my office and sit down. Let's put a projected team together out there. You don't want to hit leadoff, so who's going to hit leadoff?' I told him, 'If you hit leadoff every day you might get the most at-bats in the NL,'" 


Padres want Wil Myers to stay aggressive in leadoff spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers has yet to take a walk and has seen the fifth fewest pitches per plate appearance among leadoff hitters in the National League, but the Padres like what he brings to the table batting leadoff and want him to stay aggressive, MLB.com reports.

"Everyone has their own style of how they play, and Wil, being the prototypical leadoff hitter isn't who he is," manager Bud Black said. "[We want him to] be aggressive and do what he does. Ultimately, down the road, we'll see where he sets up in the batting order. But for now, and with this group, it makes sense for him to lead off."

Hitting coach Mark Kotsay indicated the team doesn't want Myers to change his approach in his new role as a leadoff hitter.

"I think in terms of growth and development, we've seen him swing early, we've seen him take pitches. He's done a good job adjusting to the role," Kotsay said. " … But by no means do we expect him to be a prototypical leadoff hitter who is strictly an on-base guy. We don't have the expectation for him to see a lot of pitches. The competitiveness of the at-bat and quality of the plate appearance, at this point, he's done a good job of it."

Myers has hit .300/.314/.460 with one home run, seven RBI and two stolen bases in 50 at-bats.