The Wil Myers Watch will continue beyond the spring.
In an expected move, the Tampa Bay Rays reassigned the promising outfield prospect to Class AAA Durham on Saturday. The 22-year-old High Point, N.C., native was a non-roster invitee to spring training and batted 10 for 35 (.286 average) in 17 games with one RBI in Grapefruit League play.
Myers has been the subject of much attention in the past three months, after his arrival as the centerpiece of a six-player deal with the Kansas City Royals in December that also brought talented right-hander Jake Odorizzi to Tampa Bay. For Myers, the move to Durham will be a homecoming of sorts, as his new minor-league home is located about 76 miles east from his residence in Thomasville, N.C.
I want to observe, and I dont want to tell him what to do, Rays manager Joe Maddon said in February, when asked by FOXSportsFlorida.com about expectations for Myers in spring training. I want him to do what he does naturally well, and well work it from...