Rays rookie Wil Myers leaves game with leg cramps

The Associated PressOctober 8, 2013
Rays rookie Wil Myers leaves game with leg cramps
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, right, speaks with right fielder Wil Myers before the start of Game 3 of an American League baseball division series against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay rookie right fielder Wil Myers left Game 3 of the AL division series Monday night against Boston because of cramping in both legs.

Myers took an awkward swing on a foul ball in the seventh inning and grabbed the area around his left calf. He limped back to the dugout after striking out for the third out.

Myers went to right field after the inning, then headed back to the infield and was met by a team trainer. The Rays said Myers received IV fluids.

''It's kind of a dehydration thing,'' manager Joe Maddon said. ''With that, he should probably be fine (for Game 4 on Tuesday night).''

A leading contender for AL Rookie of the Year, Myers exited with the score tied at 3. Tampa Bay won 5-4, cutting its deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-five series.

Matt Joyce, the Rays' designated hitter, replaced Myers in right field.