Padres’ 3B experiment with Myers is over

MLB.com

Wil Myers is a full-time outfielder once again.

The Padres slugger confirmed as much on Saturday during his media session from the team's FanFest at Petco Park. Myers spent the final month and a half of the 2018 season at third base, as the club looked for an effective way to work him, Franmil Reyes and Hunter Renfroe into the lineup at the same time.

But that third-base experiment is effectively over, leaving the Padres with a glut of outfielders — especially in the corners. Six players on the active roster have spent time as regular starters in San Diego's outfield over the past two seasons (along with Myers, Renfroe and Reyes, Manuel Margot, Franchy Cordero and Travis Jankowski have also done so).

It's unlikely that the Padres will break camp with all six on the active roster, and Myers' move back to the outfield seems to increase the chances of a trade over the next few weeks.

Still, at the Winter Meetings last month, general manager A.J. Preller left open the possibility that he might stand pat.

#baseball, #professional

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