Padres’ Myers moving from 3B back to OF

Wil Myers says he is moving back to the outfield for the San Diego Padres this season.

Myers, who started 36 games at third base in August and September, called it a mutual decision reached with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green.

“It was more of a group decision,” Myers said at San Diego’s FanFest event on Saturday. “I did tell them I want to do what’s best for the team going forward. Obviously, I want to win and whatever we can do to do that, I’m down for. … I feel like both sides are happy.”

Myers made six errors in 91 chances at the hot corner in 2018, posting a .934 fielding percentage at third.

Myers, 28, also started 30 games in left field, nine games in right field and two at first base last season.

The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year and a 2016 All-Star, Myers batted .253 with 11 homers and 39 RBIs in 83 games in 2018.

–Field Level Media

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