Rays activate Wil Myers after 12 weeks on disabled list

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

After close to three months on the shelf, Wil Myers is back with the Rays.
After close to three months on the shelf, Wil Myers is back with the Rays. (USATSI)

The Rays have activated outfielder Wil Myers off the 60-day disabled list, the team announced. The reigning AL Rookie of the Year has been out since suffering a wrist fracture diving for a ball on May 30.

Myers, 23, was hitting .227/.313/.354 (89 OPS+) with five home runs in 53 games before getting hurt. He hit .293/.354/.478 (131 OPS+) with 13 homers in 88 games after making his debut last summer.

To make room on the roster for Myers, DH Vince Belnome was sent to Triple-A. He went 1 for 10 with three walks in four games with the team. It was the 26-year-old's big league debut.

The Rays come into Wednesday at 61-64, 11.5 games back in the AL East and seven back of a wild-card spot. They'll focus on getting Myers back on track to help make a run in 2015.

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