Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Myers among those cut today
Posted Mar 16, 2013 by Roger Mooney
Updated Mar 16, 2013 at 01:59 PM
PORT CHARLOTTE The Rays sent OF Wil Myers over to the minor league side of camp before this afternoon’s game with the visiting Red Sox as the team trimmed the roster by six.
Optioned to Triple A Durham were OF Brandon Guyer and RHP Josh Lueke.
Reassigned with Myers were RHP Juan Sandoval, RHP Will Inman and RHP J.D. Martin.
Myers hit .265 in 34 at-bats over 14 games. The Rays said all spring that he would begin the season at Durham. The Rays want him to work on his defense and base running as well as hitting.
Sandoval, blinded in his right eye after a shooting incident in Feb. 2006, was the story early in camp. He had a 7.71 ERA in seven innings over six outings with most of the damage – five runs – coming in his last two appearances.