Wil Myers was sent back to San Diego to be evaluated for a left wrist injury, but Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that he’s been diagnosed with tendinitis and will avoid a trip to the disabled list.
Myers injured the wrist Sunday when he collided with Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed while running the bases and felt continued discomfort during batting practice Tuesday. As of now, the Padres are hopeful that he’ll only have to miss three or four days. Myers missed a big part of last season with a fractured right wrist, but he also jammed his left wrist early last year.
Myers was filling in for the injured Yonder Alonso at first base prior to the injury, so the Padres’ depth is being tested at the moment. They are going with Will Middlebrooks at first base and Will Venable in center field tonight against the Nationals.
Myers, who was acquired from the Rays in a three-team trade over the winter, is batting .291/.340/.493 with five home runs and 19 RBI over 32 games this season.
We heard earlier this week that Troy Tulowitzki was set to have a meeting with his agent about whether to ask Rockies management for a trade. Per Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Tulowitzki said today that he doesn’t plan on forcing his way out of Colorado. Watch the video below:
Tulowitzki might very well want out, but he’s saying the right things here. Remember, the Rockies go into tonight’s game against the Dodgers on an 11-game losing streak. This situation is bad enough already, so floating a trade wouldn’t put him in the most positive light. It’s better to just squash this story and put the possibility on the backburner regardless of what he really thinks. Still, it feels like something has to give here soon and a trade would be the best thing for all involved. Teams aren’t really in trade mode yet, but things should pick up as we get into June and July.
Tulowitzki went into this season with six years and $118 million remaining on his contract. After having his 2014 season cut short due to hip surgery, the 30-year-old is batting .303/.310/.477 with two home runs and 11 RBI through 31 games this year.
While making the rounds for his new book, Jorge Posada said on CBS yesterday that he didn’t think players connected to PEDs, including his former teammates Alex Rodriguez and Roger Clemens, should go into the Hall of Fame. Rodriguez didn’t take the bait on the situation when asked about it by reporters, but Posada backtracked on his comments during a radio appearance on WFAN this morning.
Here are the relevant comments from Posada, via Chad Jennings of the Journal News:
“I tried to text him yesterday. I feel like I was cornered into this answer. I know better. I was really caught off-guard. … He knows how I feel about him. And I would like to — if I caused him anything, I would like to apologize.”
A-Rod was asked about the apology this afternoon and once again handled it in a judicious manner:
Posada had to know this kind of question was coming, so it’s hard to feel bad about him being “cornered” into the answer. It might be how he really feels, but apologizing is the best way to make nice and turn the page. The New York press might not like it, but this mini-controversy appears to be over.