It’s probably safe to assume at this point that Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Wil Myers really doesn’t like Fenway Park.
Myers could miss up to two months after suffering a slight stress fracture in his right wrist, The Tampa Tribune reported Tuesday and the Rays later confirmed. Myers will wear a cast on the wrist for five to six weeks before he is reevaluated. The hope then would be that Myers will be able to start his rehab.
Myers suffered the injury during the 10th inning of Friday night’s game at Fenway when he crashed into center fielder Desmond Jennings while chasing a fly ball in deep right-center. Neither player could make the catch, and the ball bounced away for an A.J. Pierzynski walk-off triple.
Fenway has been something of a house of horrors for Myers, 23, in his young career. He was the center of attention last season in Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. Myers let a fly ball fall in, opening the floodgates for an eventual Red Sox win.
The Rays can’t really afford to lose one of their best young players right now. They’ve lost seven consecutive games, including a three-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox over the weekend. Myers was hitting just .227 at the time of the injury, but he was tied for second on the team in home runs (five) and RBIs (25).