San Diego Padres Send Wil Myers to 10-Day Disabled List

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In a bit of a blow to the glow of a new season, the San Diego Padres have placed starting right fielder, Wil Myers, on the 10-day disabled list with a triceps/elbow issue.

As per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have placed Wil Myers on the disabled list after coming out of last night’s game with right-arm issues.

We later learned that Myers was suffering from some sort of discomfort in his right triceps, near his elbow.

This is most likely Andy Green and AJ Preller playing things on the safe side, but one can easily let their imaginations get carried away when going over the history this organization has with injuries.

Last night, as per Kevin Acee of SDU-T, we learned that initial tests on Myers’ upper-arm came back negative. Reportedly, an X-ray and an ultrasound were performed with no negative results reported back to the media.

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Padres place Myers on DL, what now?

This news of Myers going to the DL certainly casts a darker shadow upon the situation, but the Padres are well-prepared for this exact type of scenario.

Having Hunter Renfroe, Cory Spangenberg, and Franchy Cordero, who should be back soon (we hope), as alternatives give this team a dynamic depth that they haven’t had in some time.

For the time being (read: while this injury is still being considered a minor issue), we can expect to see Renfroe getting most of the playing time in left field, with Spangenberg moving into the fourth outfielder’s role.

Chase Headley should, in turn, start to see an increase in playing time as he begins to share time with last night’s hero, Christian Villanueva.

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Had Myers not been hurt, there’s a good possibility we’d have begun to see Headley phased out of the picture at third base and possibly even traded. In any case, that’s likely not in the cards for the foreseeable future.

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