"Part of it is, he doesn't mind," manager Joe Maddon said. "You've got young players who really don't mind doing that. Just the mental part helps. They're not fighting it. They still would do it anyway, but the acceptance and willingness to do it helps somewhat."
Myers still has a ways to go with his defense, but the team continues to drill him and look for improvement.
"We're doing a lot of work [with Myers in the field]," Maddon said. "Drill work during camp, and he's already started to make some pretty good adjustments, I think."
Myers was named the AL Rookie of the Year last season after hitting .293/.354/.478 with 13 homers, 53 RBI and five stolen bases over 335 at-bats.
Myers made his big-league debut on June 18, and finished the season with a .293/.354/.478 slash line with 13 homers, 53 RBI and five stolen bases over 335 at-bats (88 games).
Myers, who was removed from Game 3 because of leg cramps, returned to the starting lineup and nearly hit one out of the park to cut the deficit in half in the ninth. Boston closer Koji Uehara forced him to fly out to the warning track for the first out of the ninth inning. He reached on an infield single in the fourth and finished 1 for 4 in a 3-1 defeat.
Myers batted .100 (2 for 20) during the four-game series. He owned a .293/.354/.478 slash line over 335 at-bats during the regular season.
Myers received IV fluids for the cramping while the game was still going on. The injury is considered minor and the outfieldier should be available going forward for Tampa Bay, should the season move past Monday's game.
Myers was 0 for 3 in the game before exiting with Matt Joyce, the DH to start the game, moving to right field. He walked once and has yet to record a hit during the ALDS. Myers was the cleanup batter for the Rays Monday.
The rookie had a phenomenal season, which would end if the Rays lose Monday. He hit .293 over 335 at-bats during the regular season with 13 homers, 23 doubles, 53 RBI and five stolen bases.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|10/8/2013 vs Boston|
|vs Nova (Career)||9||2||0||.333||.300||.222|
|Last 7 Games|
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|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||58||205||28||71||18||2||4||38||37||39||2||3||.453||.512||.346|
|2011||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||99||354||50||90||23||1||8||49||52||87||9||2||.353||.393||.254|
|2012||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||35||134||32||46||11||1||13||30||16||42||4||1||.414||.731||.343|
|2012||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||99||388||66||118||15||5||24||79||45||98||2||2||.378||.554||.304|
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