Rays Call Up Top Prospect Wil Myers

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The Tampa Bay Rays recalled top prospect Wil Myers on Sunday night. He will join the Rays on Tuesday for their doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox. Myers hit .314 with 37 home runs in the minors last year with Kansas City and many thought the Rays should have had Myers start the year in Tampa Bay. But, they sent him back to Triple-A for more seasoning and more importantly for the Rays, they were simply looking to save money for the future. By delaying Myers service time, the Rays can push back his arbitration eligibility by a season. Myers should play everyday and if he is still avaliable, go grab him now.

 MLB NEWS & NOTES

  • Johnny Cueto threw six innings strong innings in his return from the disabled list Sunday against the Brewers and now is 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA this year. When Cueto is healthy he is one of the best pitchers in baseball.
  • Jered Weaver did not have his best stuff on Sunday as he allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees. The big blow to Weaver was the three-run home run hit by Travis Hafner in the third inning. Weaver will look to get back on track on Friday against the Pirates.
  • Tori Hunter hit his 300th career home run Sunday in the Tigers win against the Twins. He finished the day 2-for-5 with three RBI.
  • Alex Cobb (concussion) was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list on Sunday. Cobb was diagnosed with a mild concussion after being hit in the head by an Eric Hosmer line drive Saturday at Tropicana Field.
  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Yasiel Puig will likely remain with the team once Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return from the disabled list. Crawford and Kemp are both dealing with hamstring injuries.
  • Starling Marte (oblique) entered Sunday's game and went 0-for-2 after entering the game as part of a sixth-inning double-switch. The fact that he entered the game and played is a great sign that he is going to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
  • Chris Davis belted his 23rd home run on Sunday as the Orioles defeated the Red Sox. The home run was the 100th of his career. Davis went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI in the game and is now batting .335 this year.
  • Carlos Marmol blew another save on Sunday as he gave up four runs on three hits and a walk. This one was epic and all the blame needs to be placed on the shoulders of Cubs manager Dale Sveum. Cubs closer, Kevin Gregg had pitched four straight days and was not avaliable Sunday. To that point, Sveum MUST have another option besides Marmol - even if it is a bad option. Marmol can not be anywhere near the mound in the 9th inning of a game.
  • Mark Teixeira (wrist) had an MRI on his right wrist Sunday and it revealed inflammation not a tear. Its possible he could still be placed on the disabled list, but for now this is good news for Teixeira.