San Diego Padres outfielder and occasional first baseman Wil Myers is returning to the disabled list with a nagging left wrist injury just days after returning to the lineup.

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Myers Placed on DL with Left Wrist Tendinitis

Monday, June 15

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune passed along the latest discouraging news about Myers:

Myers spoke about the probability of undergoing surgery in the offseason to address his left wrist bone spur as recently as this last Friday.

“It’s a high possibility, but not during the year,” said Myers, per AJ Cassavell of “It’s a simple fix, but I can’t do it now because of the rehab during the season. I want to be out there.”

ESPN’s Diane Firstman weighed in on Myers’ situation using that as context:

After playing in three recent games in his first action since May 10, Myers sat out Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wrist problems have plagued Myers during his young MLB career, though this latest setback isn’t related to the right wrist fracture that kept him out last year as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Padres announced Monday that they’ve relieved manager Bud Black of his duties. Interim skipper Dave Roberts will already have adversity to face and an outfield rotation to shuffle around now that Myers is out of action.

For a San Diego team seeking stability and eventual improvement amid a 32-33 start, injuries are the last thing it needs right now. Myers’ latest stint on the DL is as untimely as it is unfortunate amid a power shift in the Padres dugout.

Veteran Will Venable figures to fill in for Myers until the latter is healthy enough to return. Now that he’s returned to the disabled list, though, perhaps he has indeed changed his mindset about surgery during the 2015 campaign.

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