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 that sent right-hander James Shields to the Midwest. On Monday night, Myers spoke to reporters via conference call after arriving in Boston to begin his journey in the majors. Here are some of the highlights.
On emotions of the call-up: "It's very exciting, you know. My family was at the game yesterday. As soon as I was taken out of the game, they let me know what was going on. So I called them when I found out, and they came down to see me outside of the stadium. It was really cool. It's just everything I've worked for all my life, and it's finally coming true."
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