Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/13
The Tampa Bay Rays paid the high cost to acquire Wil Myers from the Kansas City Royals with the expectation that he will play for them for a long time. But as Myers made his first visit to Tropicana Field during the recent winter development camp, the more pressing question was: When will Myers get to start playing for them? "I don't know the answer to that," executive VP Andrew Friedman said. For a number of reasons, Myers is expected to open the season with Triple-A Durham. From the baseball side, there's the fact that he's only 21 and has less than a full season above Double-A. From the business side, there are benefits in terms of arbitration and free agency to delay starting his clock. And Myers, who coincidentally grew up in North Carolina, is realistic, if not accepting. "I understand the business, I understand the whole aspect of that, and if I go to Durham it won't be a bad thing," Myers said. "I have a lot of friends and family there." Myers, who thought he mig...
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