Exams reveal Myers' left foot not fractured

Outfielder diagnosed with bone bruise after he fouled a ball off himself Thursday

August 3rd, 2018

CHICAGO -- After getting an MRI exam and a CT scan on Friday morning, the Padres' was diagnosed with a bone bruise of his left foot, which happened when he fouled a ball off it on Thursday.

Manager Andy Green received Myers' medical report shortly after the Padres' 5-4 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He could not say whether Myers would need to go on the disabled list for the bruise because he had yet to speak with Myers or the athletic trainers about the injury. All he knew, at the time, was Myers' foot was not fractured.

Myers left the Padres' 6-1 win in Thursday's series opener during the sixth inning. He had initially stayed in the game and played defense in the bottom of the fifth. He said the pain was too much to keep playing. X-rays performed Thursday night came back negative, but there were some expectations from both Myers and Green that the injury could linger. For now, he's still considered day to day.

"Definitely was not a normal foul ball off the foot," Myers said after the game Thursday night. "There was definitely something it hit that did not feel good."

Mitchell makes first rehab start

Right-hander pitched 2 2/3 innings with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore Thursday night in his first Minor League rehab start.

Mitchell, who has been on the disabled list with a right elbow impingement since the third week of June, allowed two runs on two hits, one of which was a two-run homer in the first inning. He walked one and struck out three before reaching his 50-pitch limit.

"We're going to stretch him out," Green said of Mitchell before Thursday's game. "We're bringing him back with the anticipation of him starting for us."