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.
Shane Victorino had four hits and his first two RBIs of the season, John Lackey pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.
By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ The Tampa Bay Rays followed a comeback win with a blowout victory over the New York Yankees. Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had a […]
Wil Myers gives the Rays legitimate power in the middle of the batting order.
One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.
By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Wil Myers hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Thursday night to […]
By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) _ David Price allowed just two hits over 7 1-3 innings to beat the Boston Red Sox for the second time in six days, and Tampa […]
By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ Jeremy Hellickson retired Yankees newcomer Alfonso Soriano with the bases loaded to preserve an early lead and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays tagged CC Sabathia […]
By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) _ Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as the Boston Red Sox remained in […]