Jerry Sands to have season-ending surgery
ST. PETERSBURG - Rays INF/OF Jerry Sands will need season-ending surgery on his wrist, Sands said before today's game.
"It's obviously disappointing I don't get to go out there and be on the field every day," Sands said.
Sands strained a tendon in his left wrist during a swing last month. Surgery was viewed as a possibility then, but Sands was still having problems with it today at his follow-up appointment, leading to the surgery decision. He said he plans to schedule that soon - while working around his wife's pregnancy and due date in August. The surgery should keep him from swinging for three or four months, but he's expected to be healthy before spring training.
"It's one of those things, I've got to get it done," Sands said. "I'd rather have it fixed and not have it lingering and have to worry about it."
In other injury news, OF Wil Myers had his cast removed but did not have a timetable for his return.
"It's definitely weird," Myers said. "It's going to take some time to get used to."
Myers said he'll begin his rehab process soon. The Rays have said he could return three or four weeks after the cast is removed, making mid-August a realistic timeline for him to rejoin the team.
OF Davd DeJesus' broken hand is still healing, he said. He plans to revisit the doctor in two or three weeks for an update.