San Diego Padres: Wil Myers Homers in Rehab Game, Other Injury News

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

A few of the San Diego Padres’ injured are making their way back to being game-ready, as per reports.

The San Diego Padres have surely been missing Wil Myers‘ offense since he’s been out with nerve irritation in his right arm (April 4). Last night, for the Friars’ High-A affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm, Myers went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run.

That homer was his first hit in seven rehab at-bats for the Storm. According to Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune, as long as Myers’ progression goes to plan, he could possibly be with the Padres on Friday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Before the game, Myers had this to say about how he’s feeling, from Sanders, “Everything feels good right now. The only thing I’m concerned about is getting my timing back.”

As evidenced by his homer last night, it looks like he’s regaining his timing in a prompt manner. When asked about his arm, Myers said, “I feel like the arm is completely good to go.”

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That’s great news. Though, the team isn’t likely to be taking any chances with Myers, as he alone takes this lineup from below-average up to, at the very least, mediocre-to-decent.

With how well the bullpen has pitched and the potential of the starting rotation, mediocrity on offense will do the trick (to an extent) until this team’s bats really come alive.

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From Kevin Acee of SDU-T, there was an encouraging period during warmups yesterday.

Kirby Yates, eligible to come off of the disabled list today, and Manuel Margot, eligible to come off the DL on Saturday, were on the field together with Yates throwing batting practice to Margot.

It would sure be nice to have Myers and Margot back in this Friars’ lineup by the end of the weekend, wouldn’t it?

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Kirby Yates coming back to shore up a taxed bullpen wouldn’t hurt either. But the Friars have off today, so everyone gets a little R&R.