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 in a double header at Boston. The first game begins at 1:05 EST.