February 21, 2013; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays outfleder WIl Myers (60) poses for a picture during photo day at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking News: Rays Call Up Top Outfield Prospect Wil Myers (!)

The Rays have lost 6 of their last 8 games and have begun to see their season slip away. But to turn themselves around, the Rays have one major card to play: calling up top outfield prospect Wil Myers. Myers, the centerpiece of the James Shields trade, sputtered to begin the 2013 campaign and worried everyone that he would not become the player the Rays were banking upon him to be. And then he absolutely went off. In his last 22 games, Myers has managed an insane .347/.379/.747 line with 10 homers, 6 doubles, 32 RBI, and even 5 stolen bases in 1o3 plate appearances to raise his overall line to .283/.354/.514 with 14 home runs, combined outstanding bat speed, power, and even some aptitude on the basepaths to emerge as a star. And while offense has not been the Rays’ primary concern this season, with the team struggling they had no excuse to hold Myers back anymore. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have sent down Ryan Roberts to make room for Myers on the 25-man roster for Tuesday’s doubleheader versus the Red Sox. Here comes Wil Myers to the major leagues. Now let’s see what he can do.

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  • david egbert

    Ok, it will take the pressure off the press attacking the pitching staff but the season belong to Jim Hickey. He needs to straighten out the staff or a half dozen Wil Myers won’t make any difference!

  • Eric Reining

    Season getting away in June? I don’t think so.

    • phattitudes

      Slipping away, it certainly is. Hopelessly lost – not yet. At the end of every Rays season it seems to me you wonder how did we get this far with what we had. So far this year we are wondering how can we fail with all we have going for ourselves.

  • Michael Engel

    About freakin’ time.

    Enjoy the kid. He’s gonna be good.

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