Rays place Wil Myers (wrist) on DL

Updated: June 1, 2014, 2:16 PM ET
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The Tampa Bay Rays have placed slumping outfielder Wil Myers on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right wrist.

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Al Bello/Getty ImagesWil Myers, who was placed on the DL on Sunday, has just five home runs in 53 games this year.

Myers suffered the injury Friday after colliding with center fielder Desmond Jennings on A.J. Pierzynski's walk-off triple in the 10th inning.

The Rays, who announced the roster move prior to Sunday's game, have not announced whether Myers will miss more than the minimum 15 days.

Myers, the American League Rookie of the Year in 2013, has struggled this season, batting .227 with five home runs and 25 RBIs in just 53 games.

Outfielder Jerry Sands, who has not played in the majors since 2012, was promoted from Triple-A Durham to replace Myers and will bat cleanup Sunday in Tampa Bay's starting lineup.

Sands, 26, had nine homers and 36 RBIs in 54 games with Durham this season. He appeared in 70 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2011 and 2012.

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