SAN DIEGO -- When the Padres depart for Arizona on Thursday, William Myers wants to be on the plane with them.That's the tentative plan for the Padres right fielder, who played catch for the first time on Saturday afternoon. Myers, currently on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his
SAN DIEGO -- When the Padres depart for Arizona on Thursday, William Myers wants to be on the plane with them.
That's the tentative plan for the Padres right fielder, who played catch for the first time on Saturday afternoon. Myers, currently on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his right arm, will take batting practice and go through pregame warmups with the team through Monday. He's then slated for a potential rehab stint with Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Padres manager Andy Green noted Myers will need to "check all those boxes" before the team entertains activating him. Ultimately, the club might take things slowly, but Myers indicated his arm is up to "97-98 percent." He noted he generally feels soreness in the mornings before he loosens it properly.
"Even when I'm back and playing, I feel like I'll still have to get it stretched out, make sure it's at 100 percent," Myers said.
"I'm itching to get out there."
Myers played three games, going 3-for-12 with a homer, before sustaining the injury. Saturday marked the first day he would have been eligible to return from the disabled list.
Over the past week, Myers has taken batting practice and gone through running and outfield drills. He hadn't thrown a baseball until Saturday, though he started his throwing progression earlier this week using medicine balls.
Hosmer sits on Saturday
For the first time as a Padre, Eric Hosmer's name wasn't in the starting lineup Saturday night, as the Padres gave their new first baseman a breather against the Giants.
Hosmer appeared in every game for Kansas City last season, starting 160 of them -- 155 at first base and five as designated hitter.
"I know he's the type of guy that wants to play 162," Green said. "We invested in him eight years. It wasn't just to get 162 out of him in '18. This is a tough April stretch. ... We've grinded really hard, we've traveled, we've played at altitude, we've brawled, a little bit of everything. It's just a good day for him to step back, breathe for a second."
Padres claim Webb
The Padres claimed lefty reliever Tyler Webb off waivers from the Brewers, placing Dinelson Lamet on the 60-day disabled list to clear space on the 40-man roster. Lamet, as was announced Friday, is headed for Tommy John surgery next week.
Webb, who will report to Triple-A El Paso, pitched eight Major League innings for the Yankees and Brewers last season, allowing five earned runs. He owns a 3.64 ERA over five Minor League seasons.
It's easy to see what the Padres liked in Webb. He notched a 29.8 percent strikeout rate in the Minors, while limiting his walks to a 6.7 percent clip.
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