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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%: 74/41 | Average Draft Position: 88.71
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Wil Myers returns to the outfield Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers will get his first outfield start since returning from the disabled list Monday night against the Orioles, according to the Tampa Tribune. Myers is hitting .167 (3 for 18) with a home run and an RBI in his first five games back from a 70-game absence because of a wrist injury. 

Wil Myers hits first homer since return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers made his first hit upon his return from the disabled list a big one Friday, in an 8-0 win over the Blue Jays.

Appearing in his third game since returning from a wrist injury, Myers slugged his first home run since late May, when he suffered the injury. He finished the game 1 for 3 with one RBI, but added two walks and scored twice in the win.

Myers has been limited to just 56 games due to the injury, and is hitting just .222/.311/.357 overall in 207 at-bats. 


Wil Myers back with Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) What was anticipated has finally become reality - Rays outfielder Wil Myers has been activated from the disabled list.

Myers completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Durham after his recovery from a wrist injury that kept him off a big league field since May 30. He batted .250 in 24 at-bats with two home runs for the Bulls.

He hopes he can perform better with Tampa Bay than he did in the first two months of the season. Myers returns with a stat line of .227/.313/.354 and just five home runs in 198 at-bats.


Wil Myers not coming back Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014)  Rays outfielder Wil Myers will not be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, The Tampa Tribune reports.

Myers remains on his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham for at least one more day. He has appeared in six games on assignment, going 6 for 21 with two home runs, six RBI and three stolen bases while working his way back from a wrist injury.


Wil Myers nearing his return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers is close to returning to the majors, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Manager Joe Maddon said Myers was "getting close" to returning. It's possible he's available for the team's upcoming series against the Tigers. That series begins Tuesday, so it's clear the club expects Myers to return soon. Myers has been sidelined since May 30 with a wrist injury.


Wil Myers collects a hit in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers began a minor-league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Durham. Myers played only one game out of the doubleheader and collected a hit in his first rehab game. He finished 1 for 3 with a single and two strikeouts.

Rain pushes back Wil Myers' rehab debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers will begin a rehab assignment Sunday after Saturday's scheduled game was postponed due to rain. Myers has been sidelined since May 30 while recovering from a wrist injury.

Wil Myers gearing up for rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Rays outfielder Wil Myers (wrist) plans to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham Saturday, according to The Tampa Tribune. He is expected to take on-field batting practice Monday and travel to Durham Wednesday.

Myers has been hitting in the batting cage and did so again Saturday.

"When he talks about how it feels when he swings, he’s very positive," manager Joe Maddon said.


Wil Myers: I'll be taking BP on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Rays recovering right fielder Wil Myers has confirmed that he will be taking batting practice Saturday, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Myers has been sidelined since May 30 with a wrist injury. He is not expected to rejoin his team until least mid-August.


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.