Rays outfielder Wil Myers to be out more than six weeks

Rays outfielder Wil Myers to be out more than six weeks
Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers, top, and center fielder Desmond Jennings collide while trying to make the play on a winning run-scoring triple by Boston's A.J. Pierzynski during the 10th inning of a 3-2 loss Friday. (Charles Krupa / Associated Press)

Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Wil Myers is expected to be sidelined for more than six weeks because of a stress fracture in his right wrist.

The Rays said Tuesday that Myers will be in a cast for five to six weeks and then start rehabilitation. Tests determined the extent of the injury after Myers was injured last week and went on the disabled list.


Manager Joe Maddon said Myers' spot will be filled mostly by Ben Zobrist and Kevin Kiermaier. Myers is batting .227 with five home runs and 25 runs batted in.

Myers was injured when he landed after a collision with teammate Desmond Jennings in the outfield.

Athletics' Josh Reddick is put on the DL

The Oakland Athletics put outfielder Josh Reddick on the 15-day disabled list because of a hyperextended right knee suffered Saturday.

Manager Bob Melvin said it was necessary to put Reddick on the DL because he is being held out of baseball activities for the duration of Oakland's nine-game trip.

Red Sox's Brandon Workman appeals suspension

Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman has appealed a six-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoria last week.

Workman was penalized Tuesday. He can play until the appeal process is complete, and is expected to make his scheduled start Wednesday night against the Cleveland Indians.

The penalty also included a fine.

Reds' Joey Votto is close to rehab stint

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is on his way back from a left leg injury, moving closer to a rehabilitation assignment in the minors.

Votto has been on the disabled list since May 21 because of a strained muscle above his left knee. He stayed in Cincinnati to get treatment on the leg while the team was on a seven-day trip.

Manager Bryan Price said that Votto will participate in pregame workouts, including batting practice and base running, for a couple of days to assess his readiness for a stint in the minors.

Right-handed starter Mat Latos is scheduled to make another rehab start Wednesday. If that goes well, he could be activated.


Latos has been on the disabled list all season recovering from knee surgery and a strained forearm.