The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Wil Myers back on the disabled list with a wrist injury, the team announced Monday.
Myers missed a month with the same injury and returned to the field on Thursday. He played three games before landing back on the 15-day disabled list.
Myers went 2 for 14 with six strikeouts and no extra-base hits in his brief return from the injury, playing first base and centerfield. He was primarily a rightfielder in his first two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays but has been used mostly in center this season.
Myers began playing first base before the initial injury because regular first baseman Yonder Alonso was sidelined with a shoulder injury. With Alonso and centerfielder Melvin Upton Jr. both back with the team, it remains to be seen how San Diego plans to use Myers in the future.
Myers, the Padres' leadoff hitter, is batting .277 this season and is second on the team with a .459 slugging percentage.
- Dan Gartland