Wil Myers Makes Major League Debut, Mike Napoli Returns to Lineup for Game 1 of Red Sox-Rays Doubleheader


Wil MyersBaseball’s newest phenom is set to make his major league debut on Tuesday in Game 1 of the doubleheader between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox. Who knows, maybe someday you’ll be able to say you were watching at the beginning of a great career.

Wil Myers will start in right field for the Rays, in baseball’s most anticipated debut since perhaps Bryce Harper. The 22-year-old was acquired from the Kansas City Royals this past offseason as the key cog in the James Shields trade. Myers started off the year slowly at Triple-A, but ultimately started hitting as expected and could end up being a difference-maker in the AL East.

For the Red Sox, Mike Napoli is recovered from the flu-like symptoms that sent him home to Boston while the Red Sox were in Baltimore. He’ll return to first base and the No. 5 spot in the lineup.

On the mound, meanwhile, Alfredo Aceves comes up from Pawtucket to make a spot start for Boston. Aceves’ help was necessary because of the ongoing situation with Clay Buchholz, who was scheduled to throw on the side Tuesday before the game.

Check out the starting lineups for both teams, below.

Tampa Bay Rays (36-33)
Matt Joyce, LF
Desmond Jennings, CF
Ben Zobrist, 2B
Evan Longoria, 3B
James Loney, 1B
Wil Myers, RF
Luke Scott, DH
Jose Molina, C
Yunel Escobar, SS

Chris Archer, RHP

Boston Red Sox (42-29)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Daniel Nava, LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Stephen Drew, SS

Alfredo Aceves, RHP

Photo via Twitter/@wilmyers

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