Rays activate OF Myers

08/20/2014 5:22 PM

08/20/2014 5:26 PM

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Myers had been on the DL since June 1 due to a slight stress fracture in his right wrist. The injury occurred during outfield collision with teammate Desmond Jennings during a game in Boston.

He didn't have surgery for the injury, but did wear a cast and missed 70 games in total.

The 23-year-old captured the AL's top rookie honor after batting .293 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in just 88 games last season, but was in the midst of a sophomore slump in 2014. Myers was hitting just .227 with five homers and 25 RBI through 53 games at the time of the injury.

To make room on the roster, the team optioned Vince Belnome back to Triple-A Durham, while moving Jerry Sands from the 15-day DL list to the 60-day.

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