Wil MyersWell, it’s official, Rays’ top prospect Wil Myers has been promoted and will join the Rays when they travel to Boston. To make room on the roster, Ryan Roberts has been optioned to triple-A.

Myers will wear no. 9.

The Rays have an open spot on the 40-man roster, so nobody needed to be designated for assignment.

Myers will almost certainly play everyday or at least most days. So expect Myers to be in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Myers was hitting .283 with 14 home runs in triple-A. He does have 71 strikeouts in 63 games. However, he was hitting much better recently, batting .354 with 10 HR in his last 23 games.

6-16-2013 5-37-36 PM

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  1. Craig says:

    Perfect timing as the team needs a spark of some kind. He' not a savior no one player is but if he plays to some of the expectations,the Rays will be a better team for it. Bottom line though is starting pitching has to get. Better quickly.

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  2. Gus says:

    10 game homestand and they call him up the minute they leave. Rays continue to be tone deaf to their fans. But excited to see somebody in the No 9 not name eliot johnson.

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  3. Craig says:

    Calling him up today instead of yesterday gives them one more year of control. That is very important for a budget strapped team like ours.

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    • Josh says:

      Actually the the Super 2 day passed about a week ago. they could have brought him up this weekend if they wanted to.

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  4. Geoff Peterson says:

    Most teams will call highly touted rookies up while on the road. It helps them bond with their teammates on the trip and also shields them a little from the press until they can get their feet wet. Good luck to the young man, I hope he lives up to the hype but he certainly can't be worse than what Roberts and Luke Scott have been giving us.

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    • Josh says:

      Shield them from the press?? his first game is on the road in Boston, that comment made no sense.

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    • Lane Meyer says:

      Do you expect the Boston press to be hard on him if he has a poor series? Use your head son.

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  5. tampabayjack says:

    Thanks for the heads up GP. Makes perfect sense.

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  6. Ken says:

    It's been a long time (2008) since the Rays have promoted a consensus top ten position player to the show. I wish him all the best. Hopefully his RH bat gives the line up more balance and flexibility.
    Time has also come IMO to sit Molina more and let Lobo take over. Molina looks older and slower than last year.
    How about the line up? Joyce, Jennings, Zorilla, Longo, Loney, Myers, DH, Lobo, Escobar?
    Rays need to take 5 of 7 this week.

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  7. TOM says:

    I can't believe they got rid of Ryan & kept that asshole Rodriguez. I know Maddon's in love with him but this is ridiculus. What a God awful team. Keep up the good work Maddon & FO. I will not be shocked to see them end up in last place. Go Reds.

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    • Lane Meyer says:

      Sean has close to the same production in a little more than half the number of at bats of Roberts and has a slightly higher average. He also plays more positions at a higher level of defense than Roberts. Sean can play 7 positions (8 as the 3rd catcher); Roberts, 2 at best.

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    • Mr. Smith 1980 says:

      I am not, and never have been, a fan of SRod, but he has shown a lot of positional versatility this season. That's important for a team that likes to move players around and set-up defensive subs late in games.

      That being said, had Scott not gotten a little warm last series I think he may have been on the hot seat... in fact, he still should be.

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      • JJ says:

        ...and still is Mr. Smith. Myers gives us a bunch of options at DH if Scott swoons the rest of June. I can see Longo, Zorilla, KJ, SRod, and Joyce all being used in that slot. Maddon is far behind his usual multiple lineup pace. I hope he chooses wisely.

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    • Sarah says:

      Maddon's so in love with Rodriguez that they demoted him last year, and then pretty much froze him out even after call ups. If this is how Maddon shows love, I'd hate to be on his bad side.

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  8. formattedfire says:

    LMAO @Don our resident Stu/Rays hater. Losing 4 of 5 to the Royals? We played a four game home stand, big guy. We lost 3 of 4, sigh. And who THE FREAK CARES about making the trade look good by playing him vs. this team or that team, except YOU?! Dude, we won't know how the trade fully worked-out for a few years. Don slays me!

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  9. Steve says:

    Don't worry Don, he won't have a .900 OPS this season and will strike out more than average. You will have all the fuel you need for your vitriol. Can't wait to read your great comments for the next 3+ months.

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  10. JD says:

    And he is making his debut against your team. We all know you are not a Rays fan and I have always figured a Sox fan. You are as obnoxious as they are.

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  11. JJ says:

    Familiar at what? Their starting staff is totally different than last year. I doubt he faced any of them before. Bringing him up now is just that, now. Look for ghosts in your closet Don. I'm certain there's far more than those you accuse Rays mgt of having.

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