Wil Myers to undergo left wrist surgery on Thursday, will be sidelined for at least eight weeks

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Dennis Lin, beat writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, shares the bad news

Myers has been limited to 35 games this season due to ongoing wrist issues and this procedure is going to keep him out of action until at least mid-August. The 24-year-old outfielder was acquired from the Rays back in December as part of a three-team, 11-player trade. He was batting .277/.327/.459 with five home runs, 19 RBI, and 30 runs scored in his first season with San Diego. Will Venable and Melvin Upton Jr. will handle center field for the fourth-place Padres, who entered play Wednesday with a disappointing 32-35 record.

Blue Jays hire Don Mattingly as bench coach

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TORONTO — Don Mattingly is joining the Toronto Blue Jays as bench coach to manager John Schneider, the team announced.

The former New York Yankees slugger, a six-time All-Star, joins the Blue Jays after seven seasons as manager of the Florida Marlins, where he won NL Manager of the Year honors in 2020.

Mattingly previously spent five seasons as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning three division titles in that span. He also worked as hitting coach and bench coach for the Yankees, and as hitting coach of the Dodgers before his managerial stint in Los Angeles.

In Toronto, Mattingly replaces Casey Candaele, who was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo to serve as Schneider’s bench coach after the Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo in July, replacing him with Schneider. The Blue Jays said Candaele will resume his job as manager of the Triple-A Bisons in 2023.

Mattingly spent his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees, winning nine Gold Glove awards at first base, three Silver Slugger awards, the 1984 AL batting title and the 1985 AL MVP award.