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Myers has batted leadoff in every game he has appeared in this spring and could be the regular leadoff hitter this season, the Union-Tribune reports.

Myers is batting .276 with three doubles, two home runs, and three RBI this spring. He has improved on his plate discipline thus far in camp with three walks against four strikeouts.

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Myers will bat in the leadoff spot Thursday against Seattle.

Cameron Maybin batted leadoff in San Diego's spring training opener Wednesday, but Myers will fill that role Thursday. Myers isn't a traditional leadoff man, but could still wind up landing there. Bud Black will likely continue to shuffle the top of the lineup around throughout spring training as leadoff is one of the question marks heading into the season.

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Myers could be a candidate for the leadoff spot in the Padres' lineup, Jeff Saunders of the Union-Tribune reports.

Myers isn't a prototypical leadoff hitter, but the Padres don't have a lot of other options. Manager Bud Black said that Yangervis Solarte, Will Venable, and Cameron Maybin will be the other potential leadoff men, but Myers is the only one on the list that is going to be an everyday starter. Myers has 11 career at-bats as a leadoff man, where he has gone 2-for-11 (.182) with three strikeouts and a .182 OBP. As it stands, Myers will likely be the leadoff man unless Solarte wins the starting job at third base over Will Middlebrooks.

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Myers was mentioned by Bud Black as a lead-off candidate, Jeff Sanders of U-T San Diego reports.

It's not often you see a player speculated to play center field and lead off while also seeing that same player as a possibility at first base. Myers' positional situation is still fluid and depends on how the multitude of players acquired by the Padres work out. He's definitely still a starter despite his rough 2014 (.222/.294/.320), but it's impossible to tell what stat categories he'll reliably fill in 2015.

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Myers may be an option at first base depending on the Padres' battle for playing time in center field this spring, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

As it stands with camp getting underway, Myers is the projected starter in center field. The Padres have Cameron Maybin and Will Venable available as alternatives to roam center, and their performance and health this spring could matter more than Myers' ability to make the move back to the position from right field. As professional experience goes, Myers has just four innings logged at first base in his career, but it's believed that he can make the transition to the position if needed as he was previously used behind the plate and at third base in the minors. By comparison, Myers played 100 games in center field as a minor league player, including 67 games at Triple-A Omaha in 2012. Nevertheless, regardless of his position, Myers is looking to bounce back at the plate with a place near the heart of the rebuilt lineup in San Diego.

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The Rays agreed to trade Myers to the Padres on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal with the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

New GM A.J. Preller has been aggressive in upgrading an offense that ranked dead last in runs scored last season (535), with this move coming less than a week after the team acquired Matt Kemp from the Dodgers. Myers hit just .227/.313/.354 in April and May before suffering a wrist injury that cost him the better part of three months. He was worse upon his return in August, managing just five extra-base hits (one homer) over his final 34 games, but Myers showed enough in just 88 games in 2013 to earn AL Rookie of the Year honors. Further, he's still just 24 and has tremendous pedigree, so there's reason for optimism heading into 2015, even with the move to another pitcher's park and lingering concern about the health of his wrist.

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Myers is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians.

Myers will turn right field over to Matt Joyce, following a 3-for-16 showing in his past four starts. It's been a lost season for the 23-year-old Myers, as he missed a month and a half with a wrist injury and hasn't fully bounced-back, but he has improved upon his walk rate from a year ago, and his .279 BABIP lends some hope to a rebound in the batting average department.

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Myers is not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

With another hitless outing Friday, Myers is now batting just .203 since his late-August return from the DL. He'll sit Saturday in favor of Matt Joyce in right, but Myers will still make for an intriguing bounce-back candidate heading into 2015.

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Myers is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Myers has recorded just one hit in his last four games (15 at-bats), so manager Joe Maddon will turn to Matt Joyce to make the start in right field Tuesday. The 23-year-old Myers started all but one of the team's first 14 games of September and should continue playing close to everyday over the final two weeks.

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Myers is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

Myers will take a four-game hitting streak with him to the bench. He did strike out three of his four at-bats Saturday, however, and will take a day off following six straight starts. Matt Joyce will start in right field Sunday and bat sixth for the Rays.