VIDEO: Rays' Wil Myers blasts grand slam in rehab assignment with Durham

BY foxsports • August 12, 2014

Wil Myers' rehab assignment has included firepower.

The Tampa Bay Rays outfielder and returning American League Rookie of the Year, out since sustaining a stress fracture in his right wrist May 30 at Fenway Park, began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday. In two games with the Bulls, he has hit 3 for 6 with four RBI, the highlight coming in a grand slam during the fifth inning of Durham's loss to Rochester on Monday.

Myers went 2 for 3 with four RBI on Monday, a day after going 1 for 3 in the Bulls' loss to Buffalo during his debut.

Myers, 23, is expected to be on his rehab assignment for about two weeks, which would place his possible return to the Rays lineup later this month. He hit .227 with five home runs and 25 RBI before his injury. Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier, who has hit .284 with nine home runs and 29 RBI this season, has enjoyed an ascent in Myers' absence.


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