The 24-year-old had surgery on June 18 to remove bone spurs in his left wrist and hadn’t taken batting practice since, until Wednesday when he took two sets of 20 swings in an indoor batting session.
According to Padres.com, Myers felt good after the session.
Good news for the #Padres: Will Myers took BP for the first time today. Two sets of 20 swings in the cage. Said he felt good.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) August 26, 2015
Next for Myers will be on-field batting practice in the next couple of days, and if that goes well, he would be scheduled for a rehab assignment.
Due to the wrist injury, Myers has only played in 35 games this season, mostly in center field, after being acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays in the offseason.
A big question for Myers and his return is where he’s going to play.
He appeared in five games at first base in between disabled list stints and some believe that the team’s experiment to play him in center field was not successful.
However, general manager A.J. Preller is more focused on getting Myers back healthy, and not on where he will play.
“I think for right now, we want to try to get him back,” Preller said to the San Diego Union Tribune. “That’s the good part about Wil Myers. He’s shown he can play the corner outfield, he’s grown in center field, he’s athletic.”
In limited action this year, Myers has batted .277 with five home runs and 30 runs.