PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — San Diego outfielder Wil Myers says he was thinking late last week that he would open spring training in Florida with another team.
But after a winter of rumors, Myers arrived in camp Saturday with no hard feelings, a $20 million salary and a new approach that he believes will help him return to previous production levels.
“I understand that throughout the life of my contract, I haven’t been great here," Myers told the AP. “But it only takes one good year to flip that. I’m excited for the season excited to get going and looking forward to kind of flipping that script.”
The 29-year-old Myers was limited by several injuries in 2018 and then hit just .239 with 18 home runs in 155 games last season.
Myers name had been floated in several rumored trades the Padres were linked to during the offseason. The latest rumor had him involved in a potential trade with the Boston Red Sox for all-star Mookie Betts. Betts was eventually traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.