Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays' Wil Myers out with wrist injury

BOSTON — RF Wil Myers did not play Saturday due to a sore right wrist, which was covered by a plastic brace.

But after his scheduled visit with a doctor in the afternoon, he said he won't know how serious the injury was or how long he'll be out until today.

"It doesn't feel good," he said.

Myers was injured on the final play of Friday's game against the Red Sox when he and CF Desmond Jennings collided in the right-centerfield gap while trying to catch A.J. Pierzynski's walkoff triple. Myers said he landed on his glove hand, but after the fall his right hand came around and slapped the ground.

"It could be very minor, insignificant, I'm not sure," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Once it gets checked out, I'll know more. It's really hard to create conjecture on that. It could be nothing, could be something, so let's wait and see what the doc says."

ROUGH NIGHT: It took nine professional seasons for rookie C Ali Solis to finally make his first big-league start Saturday.

And it took just more than two innings for it to end. Solis left in the third with a nasal contusion after a pitch in the dirt from RHP Rubby De La Rosa took a freaky bounce off catcher Pierzynski's pad and hit him in the face.

"Bad luck, I guess," he said.

Solis said he's fine and can play today, grateful his nose is only swollen and not broken. When head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield and Maddon came to check on him, Solis said his vision was blurry, which was why they replaced him with C Jose Molina.

Solis was called up Tuesday from Triple-A Durham to help replace C Ryan Hanigan, who is on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Solis played two innings over two games Wednesday and Friday, his first big-league action since 2012 with the Padres.

INF Sean Rodriguez is the team's emergency catcher if needed.

MEDICAL MATTERS: SS Yunel Escobar, who left Friday's game in the 10th inning with a tight left quad after beating out a double play, could return by today or Monday at the latest, Maddon said. INF Ben Zobrist started at short.

NO WORRIES: RHP Alex Cobb said he felt good about the decision to have him move his start back a day to Monday and believed the extra day of rest will do more good for him than any potential worry about swinging the bat in Miami. Plus, he said, the oblique injury is behind him. He does wish he didn't have to miss pitching against the Red Sox, especially due to recent events, but he'll get another shot.

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