Padres to activate RF Myers (oblique) from DL

Reuters

The San Diego Padres are set to activate right fielder Wil Myers Thursday after a nearly two-month stint on the 10-day disabled list. The team will option outfielder Franmil Reyes to Triple-A El Paso in a corresponding move.

Myers has been out since April 29 with a strained left oblique. That was his second trip to the disabled list this season; Myers previously missed time because of nerve irritation in his right arm and back soreness.

Myers, 27, has hit .300 with one home run and three RBIs in 10 games this season. He had six hits, one homer and three RBIs in five rehab games with El Paso. Myers is expected to be slowly worked back into the Padres' outfield mix.

"He might play two days, then have a day off," manager Andy Green told reporters. "He might play three days, then have a day off. We might carry that on for some considerable period of time to just ensure that he's in a good physical spot and ready to go before we unleash him to go on a very consistent basis."

Myers was an All-Star in 2016, when he hit .259 with 28 home runs and 94 RBIs for San Diego. He followed that up with his first 30-homer campaign in 2017.

Reyes hit .228 with six home runs and eight RBIs in his first major-league stint. The large-bodied 22-year-old struck out 39 times in 92 at-bats.

--Field Level Media

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