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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-old was acquired from the Kansas City Royals this past offseason as they key cog in the James Shields trade. Myers started off the year slowly at Triple-A, but ultimately started hitting as expected and could end up being a difference-maker in the AL East.
For the Red Sox, Mike Napoli is recovered from the flu-like symptoms that sent him home to Boston while the Red Sox were in Baltimore. He’ll return to first base and the No. 5 spot in the lineup.
On the mound, meanwhile, Alfredo Aceves comes up from Pawtucket to make a spot start for Boston. Aceves’ help was necessary because of the ongoing situation with Clay...
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“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 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, 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 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...
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...
Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has been held out of the team's lineup for the last couple of days due to illness, but manager John Farrell told reporters -- including Todd Karpovich of MLB.com -- that he's hopeful to have the slugger back on Tuesday.
Napoli's been out since June 13 due to illness. That day he was forced to exit the Red Sox' contest...
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...
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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...
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...
Odds have been released for the National League Rookie of the Year Award already. St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller was the even-money favorite, followed by Los Angeles Dodgers outfield sensation Yasiel Puig at 3-2. There were no odds released yet on the AL Rookie of the Year winner because no first-year player had totally stood out yet in the Junior Circuit.
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...
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...
We’re nearly at the halfway point in the baseball season, so how many trades have you made this season? Acquiring BJ Upton and CJ Wilson for Wil Myers and Andrew Cashner marked trade #4 for me. In a season where I look poised to miss a top 3 finish for the first time since 2006, I’m doing everything I can to improve.
I recently had a friend tell me that he wouldn’t complete...
If Clay Buchholz doesn't throw in the bullpen Tuesday, he's likely headed for the disabled list. Buchholz is still experiencing pain in his neck. If he’s alright after the bullpen session, he could start Saturday in Detroit. If Buchholz can't go, the Saturday starter could be Rubby De La Rosa or Allen Webster.
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