Padres News: Wil Myers Avoids DL, Melvin Upton Nearing Rehab Assignment


We can finally stop holding our collective breaths, Wil Myers is going to be okay. After undergoing an MRI today on his left wrist it was determined that he just had tendinitis in his wrist according to Corey Brock of

While losing Myers for this upcoming series against Nationals isn’t ideal, it’s a lot better than him missing a significant period of time for the San Diego Padres.

This wasn’t the only update Brock had though. He also gave an update on Melvin Upton Jr.

It looks like the time is approaching where the Padres are going to have to make a spot for the other Upton.

Because Upton missed almost all of Spring Training he’ll likely have a longer rehab assignment to ensure his timing’s correct when he eventually returns to the big leagues. With Yonder Alonso on the DL it shouldn’t be hard to find a place for Upton. However, once Alonso returns, Upton’s presence will cost someone a job. Now it’s too early to speculate, but it’d very likely be one of Will Middlebrooks, Jedd Gyorko or Cory Spangenberg.

Regardless of the roster crunch, it’s good to see both guys getting healthy.

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