Wil Myers Back in Lineup Against Dodgers

Courtesy Yahoo Sports
Courtesy Yahoo Sports

Per Bleacher Report, Wil Myers has made his way back to the active roster after a rehab stint in the minors. He will be playing 1st base, which has become a bit of a necessity with Yonder Alonso recently going down with a back injury. With the way the Melvin Upton Jr. and rookie Travis Jankowski have been playing recently, it is the safe move to not throw Myers back at Centerfield. Myers has had a history of wrist injuries that actually started with a outfield collision back in his rookie season. The Padres front staff will probably keep him getting reps in the infield as a way to protect from further injury.

Wil Myers is batting in the unusual 6th spot tonight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the 35 games Myers has played this season, he primarily batted in the lead-off spot. In those 35 games, Myers was batting .277 with 5 home runs, 19 RBI and 30 runs scored. At the time of his initial departure in May, he was among the league leaders in runs scored. Pretty amazing that Myers has already missed nearly 100 games this season. The Padres front office staff (and everyone else) knew about his injury concerns heading into this season.

Myers initially injured his wrist back in May and went on the DL for a few weeks. He reemerged in the starting lineup on June 11th, only to play 3 games and go back on the DL where he has been up until today. Hindsight is 20-20, but seems like a bad mistake that the coaching staff made when they obviously rushed him back to play in June. Especially so considering his past history with wrist injuries.

At this point in the season it is probably too late for Wil Myers to make an impact on the 2015 San Diego Padres season. It could be argued that they should sit him for the remainder of the season to make sure he is healthy for 2016. With that said, maybe it will be important for Myers to get back into real game action so he does not go almost a whole year without playing.


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