Wil Myers was scratched from the lineup last night after batting practice when he determined that wrist soreness wouldn't allow him to follow through with his swing. He initially jammed the same wrist at the beginning of last year with the Rays. He injured it again on Sunday when sliding into second base in a game against the Diamondbacks.
Wil Myers, who has had huge impact on #Padres lineup, re injured his wrist and will undergo exam. Taken out of starting lineup.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 13, 2015
He'd hoped that with Monday's day off that the rest would allow him to play again. That hope was short lived after he took some swings in the cages.
"I hoped [with] the off-day [Monday] it would kind of go away," Myers said. "But I felt it today in the cage and during BP. I took BP and felt that was kind of it."
Dennis Lin reported during the game that the way Myers was casually sitting in the dugout might suggest that the injury was not be so serious.
Myers was just lounging on a dugout bench, his left arm draped nearly around Glenn Hoffman's back. He doesn't look seriously injured.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) May 13, 2015
"I can move it around," Myers said of his wrist. "It's just one of those things. On the follow-through of the swing, that's when I felt it."
There is no imminent trip to the disabled list planned but as Lin notes, the last time he jammed this wrist it didn't fully recover until late December. Not a good sign.