SAN DIEGO — Wil Myers mentioned Saturday that he is moving again to the rebuilding Padres’ crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego is probably going nonetheless available in the market for a third baseman.
Myers mentioned the choice to change positions but once more was made throughout a current dialogue with normal supervisor A.J. Preller and supervisor Andy Inexperienced.
The Padres agreed to one-year contracts with their three remaining arbitration-eligible gamers: nearer Kirby Yates, catcher Austin Hedges and left-hander Robbie Erlin.
“It was extra of a bunch choice,” Myers mentioned at FanFest. “I did inform them I would like to do what’s finest for the workforce going ahead. Clearly I would like to win, and no matter we will do to try this, I am down for. … I really feel like either side are comfortable.”
Neither Preller nor Inexperienced instantly responded to requests for remark.
Myers performed outfield in 2015 after being acquired in a three-team commerce. He then performed first base for 2 seasons earlier than making method for Eric Hosmer final 12 months. He began out within the outfield in 2018, was slowed by one other harm after which was moved to third base late within the season and struggled to regulate.
Then there was the second Myers was heard criticizing Inexperienced throughout a livestream of the online game Fortnite with Carlos Asuaje, who had been optioned to Triple-A late within the season.
“The Padres are doing cutoff and relays tomorrow at three o’clock — in September, dude,” Myers was heard saying. “Oh, my God. It is so depressing, man. It is insane. Andy couldn’t be any worse than he’s proper now.”
Asuaje then mentioned, “Dude, I am streaming this.”
Myers apologized to Inexperienced. Round that point, he dedicated three errors in a single sport.
“There’s clearly some powerful occasions,” Myers mentioned about enjoying the recent nook. “I do know there was a two-week interval the place I used to be not enjoying third base very effectively, making some errors and costing my workforce some runs. Once you go up to the plate realizing that you just simply made an error, giving up a run or two, you set some stress on your self on the plate. Will probably be good not having that anymore. You push that to the aspect and go ahead with one place I do know I am enjoying.”
Myers’ $83 million, six-year extension had been the largest contract in workforce historical past till Hosmer got here alongside. He was the AL Rookie of the 12 months with Tampa Bay in 2013 and an All-Star with San Diego in 2016, when the sport was performed at Petco Park.
He will get tossed into an outfield combine that features Hunter Renfroe, Franmil Reyes, Manuel Margot, Travis Jankowski and Franchy Cordero.
San Diego obtained infielder Ian Kinsler final month, however he is performed solely two innings at third base in his 13-year profession.