Rays place Wil Myers on DL with sprained right wrist

This ugly collision has landed Wil Myers on the DL. (USATSI)
This ugly collision has landed Wil Myers on the DL. (USATSI)

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Pictured above is what befell Rays outfielders Wil Myers and Desmond Jennings on Friday night against the Red Sox. Now, the Rays have placed Myers on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist. To take Myers's spot on the active roster, the Rays have recalled 1B/OF Jerry Sands from Triple-A. 

This season, the 23-year-old Myers is batting a disappointing .227/.313/.354 (89 OPS+) with five home runs in 53 games. Last year, Myers was voted AL Rookie of the Year. 

The Rays enter play Sunday having lost five in a row and in last place. They presently trail the first-place Blue Jays by 9 1/2 games in the AL East. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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