Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
A stressful afternoon turned into a laugher for Red Sox fans in their first glimpse of playoff baseball in Boston since 2009.
Boston Red Sox had scored five runs in the fourth inning to beat the Rays 12-2 on Friday in Game 1 of the AL division series.
In sports, “should have” rarely means much, and Rays rookie Wil Myers learned that the hard way on Friday afternoon at Fenway Park.
There’s a new age of offensive catchers coming up through the ranks of the big leagues, and Salvador Perez is part of that movement.