Rays' Myers to miss two months

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/03 4:58 pm

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers is expected to be sidelined into August after being diagnosed with a slight stress fracture in his right wrist, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Tuesday.

The Rays said that Myers will not require surgery to repair the injury, but he will have his arm placed in a cast for 5-to-6 weeks before beginning rehabilitation.

Myers was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, two days after he hurt his wrist in an outfield collision with teammate Desmond Jennings during Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Boston in Fenway Park.

The 23-year-old captured the AL's top rookie honor after batting .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in just 88 games last season, but was in the midst of a sophomore slump in 2014. Myers was hitting just .227 with five homers and 25 RBI through 53 games at the time of the injury.

Share
Gulfport
80° Partly Cloudy Feels Like: 87° F
High: 92° F
Low: 78° F
Wind: Calm


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: WXXV TV Attn: Bobby Edwards 14351 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-831-5200 Email: bedwards@wxxv25.com or Donna Ingram Phone: 228-831-5201 Email: dkgingram@wxxv25.com. To view our public file, visit the 'About WXXV' link at the top of this page. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or fccinfo@fcc.gov.

Copyright © 2014 WXXV-TV and Morris Networks of MS All Rights Reserved