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Rays Notes: Myers' wrist a concern

— RF Wil Myers wore a plastic brace on his right hand and SS Yunel Escobar limped around the visitor's clubhouse Saturday afternoon, further proof that this has been one tough road trip for the Rays.

Neither player was in the lineup Saturday.

Myers hurt his right wrist after colliding Friday night with CF Desmond Jennings while trying to catch a drive into the right-center field gap by Boston C A.J. Pierzynski that became the winning triple in Boston's 3-2, 10-inning win.

Myers said he slapped the ground with his bare hand while rolling over after the collision.

“It doesn't feel good,” Myers said. “It's sore. It's definitely sore.”

Myers was scheduled to see a doctor before Saturday's game.

When asked his level of concern, manager Joe Maddon said, “Honestly I don't even want to go there yet. It could be very minor and insignificant, I'm not sure. Once he gets checked out we'll know more. It's really hard to create conjecture on that. It could be something. It could be nothing. Let's just see what the doc says.”

Escobar felt tightness in his left quadriceps after he beat the throw to first base to stay out of a double play in the 10th inning. Escobar declined to talk to reporters before the game.

“Nothing horrible,” Maddon said. “Probably might be able to play by (today), Monday at the worst.”

Solis leaves with injury

C Ali Solis, who received his first big-league start Saturday, left in the top of the third inning after suffering a nasal contusion .

An 0-2 pitch from Red Sox RHP Rubby De La Rosa bounced in the dirt, ricocheted off Pierzynski and slammed into the right side of Solis' face, just under his eye. Head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield attended to Solis for several minutes before the rookie was removed from the game.


Rays starters had gone 12 consecutive starts without a win before RHP Jake Odorizzi's start Saturday night. That's the longest winless streak since a 14-game skid that began in 2010 and ended in 2011. ... The Rays began play Saturday with the worst record in the AL, the deepest into a season they owned that distinction since the final day of the 2009 season. ... Friday's loss was the 16th loss this month, making this the most losses in May for the Rays since they lost 18 in 2006.

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