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Update: Rays RF Wil Myers is day-to-day with bruised right quad

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

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March

Update 3:42 p.m. Rays rightfielder Wil Myers seemed encouraged by his bruised right quad, saying it was sore, and likely will be for a few days, but won't keep him out long.

"I probably would have stayed in if it were a regular season game that meant something," Myers said. "But just want to be cautious about something like this."

Myers admitted, however, it was startling when the injury first occurred, fouling a pitch off his inner leg.

"As soon as it happened, the initial pain kind of scared me," Myers said. "But right now, it's fine. It is sore and will still be sore in the morning. We'll see how tomorrow goes."

As odd as it is for a right-handed hitter to foul a pitch off their right quad, Myers said he's done it three times in his career. Myers said it'll depend on how he feels Sunday when he wakes up when he plays again, but doesn't think it'll be long.

"Might play tomorrow, who knows?" he said.

Developing: Rays rightfielder Wil Myers left today's game against the Pirates in pain after fouling a pitch off his right leg in the third inning.

The Rays say Myers suffered a right quad contusion and was removed as a precaution.

Myers, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, limped around as he tried to walk it off, getting attended to by athletic trainer Paul Harker. Myers bent over a few times, clearly in discomfort, and was helped into the dugout by Harker.

Jerry Sands took Myers' place at the plate and in the outfield.

 

[Last modified: Saturday, March 15, 2014 3:48pm]

    

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