Today the San Diego Padres announced that they have placed Wil Myers on the DL, retroactive to June 14th and recalled Corey Mazzoni. This is the same injury that forced Myers to the DL in May and caused him to miss over a month. Myers also said the wrist will likely need surgery in the offseason. He was activated just four days ago and went just 2 for 15 in the three games he played in after he returned.
This was very likely what now former manager, Bud Black, was referring to when he said he didn’t want to reveal the reason why Myers did not pinch hit in yesterdays 11 inning game. This is the second time in two years that Myers has been forced to miss significant time due to a wrist injury. That’s a pretty big red flag. It makes you wonder if he should just bite the bullet and get the surgery now and use the rest of the season plus the offseason to fully recover.
Hopefully this will be just a minor setback for Myers, but his track record doesn’t give us much confidence. On the bright side it does help add some defensive stability for whomever the new manager will be, not having to juggle around Myers with Will Venable and Yonder Alonso.
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