Wil Myers Injury: Updates on Padres OF's Wrist and Return

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San Diego Padres outfielder and occasional first baseman Wil Myers returned to the lineup on Friday against the Dodgers, the team announced.

He was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 8 after initially hitting the DL on June 15 with a nagging left wrist injury that later required surgery to remove a bone spur. 

Prior to going on the 60-day DL, Corey Brock of MLB.com reported on Aug. 5 that while Myers suffered a setback, it was merely an irritation, as opposed to a larger issue.

Padres assistant general manager Fred Uhlman Jr. commented on Myers' injury on July 28, via Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Basically, he just has some general soreness that was to be expected with his injury and the procedure. He’s back in San Diego. He’s going to continue his therapy without hitting for the next five or six days. And then we’ll re-evaluate him Sunday or Monday to see where he is, but there was nothing negative from the exam.

On July 23, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune provided Myers comments about his injury history:

Having two wrist injuries that I’ve rushed back from, I know what it takes to get back from those experiences. I definitely want to make sure I take it slow and I’m ready to come back and help the team compete. Because I know if I come back, if it's a week or even a day too soon, I won’t be at the level that I can be. I want to make sure I’m right when I come back.

Wrist problems have plagued him 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.

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