Tests reveal improvement in Myers' wrist
ANAHEIM -- There was some measure of good news to be had Tuesday in regards to Wil Myers' left wrist, manager Bud Black told reporters.
Myers, on the disabled list with tendinitis in the wrist since May 11, had scans done Tuesday, which revealed improvement.
"After the scans were read or images showed, the tendon is improving, there's less fluid around the tendon and the tendon sheath," Black said. "There is marked improvement."
Improvement, but with one caveat, Black said.
"There is still a little bit of soreness," he said. "But it's getting better."
Black said the center fielder/first baseman is essentially status quo in that he will remain on the disabled list where he will get treatment on the wrist from the medical staff.
"Just more rest, no swings currently planned," Black said. "... I think the wrist will let Wil know when it's time to swing."
The scans on Tuesday were done by Dr. Louis Pacelli of Scripps, who did the original scans on May 13. At that time, Myers was diagnosed with tendinitis near the extensor carpi ulnaris, a muscle located on the little finger's side of the forearm that is used to extend the wrist.
The Padres are 4-9 without Myers in the lineup and are averaging 3.31 runs without him. The Padres were averaging 4.78 runs with Myers. In his place, the Padres have used Yangervis Solarte, Cory Spangenberg and Abraham Almonte, who have combined for a .192 average out of the leadoff spot.
At the time of the injury, which occurred May 9 as he used his left wrist to brace himself on the infield dirt, he was leading the team in hits and runs and was hitting .291 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.