Found June 16, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Rays fans have been impatiently awaiting the arrival of Wil Myers. Since he hadn't been called up yet, it was safe to assume that Tampa Bay was playing service-time games with last year's USA Today minor league Player of the Year. At issue was the "super-two" date, which determines when players become eligible for arbitration. Being on the wrong side of that date would change the season when Myers became eligible for a big paycheck. Luckily for fans, that date has almost arrived. And today, Myers got the call. It's happened: #Rays calling up @wilmyers; he'll join team in Boston. Roberts optioned — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 16, 2013 Myers was the key piece in the trade that sent pitcher James Shields to the Royals. Last year he slugged .600 and hit 37 homers between AA and AAA. At Durham (AAA) this year, he was hitting .283/.354/.514 with 14 homeruns, including a massive homer on Saturday. Myers will make his debut on Tuesday...

Wil Myers gets the call

Wil Myers was involved in one of baseball's biggest offseason trades and fans will finally get to see him in major league action as he's been called up by the Rays.

Wil Myers Could Roil the Tampa Bay Rays’ Lefty Lineup

“Injecting one more bat against right-handed pitching that we felt had a chance to do some damage was something that we wanted to do.” That’s Tampa Bay Rays Executive Vice President Andrew Friedman talking about calling up top prospect Wil Myers to join the big league club.  Throughout his press appearance Sunday, Friedman emphasized the rookie’s success against right-handers...

The Prodigy Has Arrived: Wil Myers Promoted By The Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays’ top prospect Wil Myers will see his first big league action as the Rays open their away series against the Boston Red Sox with a double header on Tuesday.  The Rays made the announcement following their 5-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, calling Myers out of his game with the AAA Durham Bulls after he doubled and scored a run against the Indianapolis...

Wil Myers speaks about starting Major League career

Wil Myers, the Tampa Bay Rays' top prospect, makes his major league debut Tuesday when the Rays open a six-day, seven-game road trip with a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. On Sunday night, the Rays announced their intention to promote the promising outfield prospect who was a centerpiece of the seven-player trade last December with the Kansas City Royals...

Rays promote top prospect Wil Myers from Triple-A

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they expect to have outfield prospect Wil Myers join them for a series against the Boston Red Sox beginning Tuesday. Ryan Roberts has been optioned to Triple-A Durham. Myers, the jewel of a blockbuster trade between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays last December, is batting .283 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI for...

'Wil' Myers Help Tampa Bay's Anemic Offense?

Rays Phenom Wil MyersOne of the most interesting aspects of the upcoming "three games in two days" love fest between Boston and Tampa will be the Fenway debut of the Rays' Uber-Prospect Wil Myers. Myers was the centerpiece of the trade that sent James Shields to Kansas City, and he will now be expected to pump up Tampa's paltry offense. Myers hit a robust .354 in...

What to Expect From Wil Myers

How does Wil Myers project as an MLB player? (Photo credit) The Tampa Bay Rays 22-year-old top prospect Wil Myers is finally coming to the Majors after destroying the minor leagues for the past month. He will be joining an offense that has struggled in the past few years, but has been the sixth best run scoring offense in baseball this season. Rays fans hope Myers can immediately...

Rays Prospect Wil Myers Called Up – Ryan Roberts Optioned

Tampa Bay Rays prospect Wil Myers will make his major league debut Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox after being called up late Sunday. Myers was pulled in the third inning of a AAA Durham game and he will wear number 9 according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. To make room on the roster, Ryan Roberts has been optioned to Class AAA Durham (N.C.).Myers, 2012 Minor League...

Myers to Debut for Rays in Boston Series

After losing three-of-four games to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Rays wasted no time in calling up their prized acquisition in the offseason to debut on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox. Wil Myers was batting .283 with 14 home runs and 57 RBIs with the Durham Bulls this season [...]

State of the Rays: Cobb, Myers offer time to reflect

The past weekend included the scary and surreal, a promotion to remember and the promise of anticipation to come. Routine, in many ways, defines a baseball season for those who live within the game. An existence at the ballpark includes rhythms that become a structure, a life: arrival, batting practice, a pre-game meal, nine or more innings, departure, the promise of doing it all...

Buy the hype? Rays rookie makes debut at Fenway

The Guru Contributing Writer The Tampa Bay Rays have called for reinforcements. Hotshot rookie outfielder Wil Myers, rated by Baseball America as the number four overall prospect in baseball, will make his major league debut today at Fenway Park. Ever since the blockbuster trade that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals for a package in which Myers...

Tampa Bay Rays Add Wil Myers And Josh Lueke

The Tampa Bay Rays had a busy weekend as they purchased the contract of outfielder Wil Myers as well as recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke from their Triple-A Durham farm club. To make room for the duo, the Rays optioned infielder Ryan Roberts to the same minor league affiliate while placing Alex Cobb on the 7-day disabled list due to a concussion. Cobb has no timetable to...

Wil Myers Makes Major League Debut, Mike Napoli Returns to Lineup for Game 1 of Red Sox-Rays Doubleheader

Baseball’s newest phenom is set to make his major league debut on Tuesday in Game 1 of the doubleheader between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. Who knows, maybe someday you’ll be able to say you were watching at the beginning of a great career. Wil Myers will start in right field for the Rays, in basball’s most anticipated debut since perhaps Bryce Harper. The 22-year...

Zack Wheeler and Wil Myers are making their MLB debuts today.

Zack Wheeler and Wil Myers are making their major league baseball debuts today. Hooray! But why today? Stupid Super-Two. Jon Bernhardt explains. [Sports on Earth]Read more…    , league baseball-debuts-today
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