San Diego Padres: Wil Myers to Begin Rehab Assignment, Margot Close

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 2: Wil Myers
SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 2: Wil Myers /

We have some good news coming out of the San Diego Padres’ press corps. Apparently, the Friars are expecting two of their starting outfielders to be back on the field pretty soon.

Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that  San Diego Padres’ outfielder, Wil Myers, will begin his rehab assignment tonight with the Friars’ Single-A affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm.

Myers has been sidelined since April 3 with what the team referred to as nerve irritation near his right elbow. After nearly two weeks on the disabled list, it appears that Myers, 27, is physically ready to return to action.

To Acee, he had this to say, “I’m good to go…I feel great. Game ready.” Well OK, then.

Padres looking forward to Myers’ return

Before his injury, Myers was hitting .250 with a .750 OPS in twelve at-bats with a solo home run. Playing in the outfield full-time for the first time since coming to San Diego has gone off practically without a hitch so far.

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The Padres are likely counting the hours until Wil Myers returns, but not because of underperformance by his replacements.

Him being out has given the AJ Preller and Andy Green a much better idea of who fits where on this deep bench.

Cory Spangenberg, for all of his talent and speed, has shown that he is much better-suited as a super-utility role player on this team than a platoon, play-everyday-somewhere type of guy.

The depth of this roster has dictated that, not necessarily Spangy’s play.

News on Manny Margot

When Myers returns, Hunter Renfroe will continue to be the team’s fourth outfielder, with Franchy Cordero sliding into the centerfield spot until Manuel Margot returns. Speaking of which…

As per Acee, Margot was seeing a doctor yesterday with the hopes of getting the OK to begin rehabbing back into game-shape.

After being hit in the ribs with a 95 mph Scott Oberg fastball in Colorado last week, Margot was sent to the 10-day disabled list with severely bruised ribs.

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He’s eligible to come off the DL on Saturday.