Myers encouraged, but no timetable for return

Padres center fielder to undergo more tests on injured wrist

Myers encouraged, but no timetable for return

ANAHEIM -- Center fielder/first baseman Wil Myers will return to San Diego on Tuesday to get a new scan done on his injured left wrist.

Myers, who hasn't played since May 10 due to tendinitis in his left wrist, will also undergo tests to check the rate of healing with the tendinitis, manager Bud Black said.

"They're going to compare those [scans] to what they saw a couple of weeks ago to see if there is progress with the healing process," Black said.

"But I do know this; he's feeling better, he's doing a lot of strengthening exercises and he's encouraged by how he feels. But right now, there's no timetable."

The original scans on Myers' wrist were taken on May 13 by the team's hand specialist, Dr. Louis Pacelli of Scripps.

Myers, who went on the disabled list on May 19, retroactive to May 11, is technically eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday. To date, he hasn't been cleared to hit.

The Padres are 4-8 without Myers in the lineup and before Sunday's 11-run output against the Dodgers, they were averaging 2.63 runs in the first 11 games he missed.

At the time of the injury, which occurred May 9 as he used his left wrist to brace himself on the infield dirt, Myers was leading the team in hits and runs and was hitting .291 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

Myers' solo blast

Worth noting

• First baseman Yonder Alonso will go through full baseball activities on Monday and on Tuesday -- pregame ground balls and batting practice on the field -- before starting a Minor League rehabilitation assignment on Wednesday with High-A Lake Elsinore. Alonso has been on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his right shoulder since May 8.

• Pitcher Josh Johnson, working his way back from Tommy John surgery last April, has stopped throwing because of a "nerve situation" in his neck, Black said. Johnson threw a simulated game on April 28 but reported tightness in his triceps afterwards.

• Pitcher Brandon Morrow will throw a simulated game on Thursday before the Padres face the Pirates at Petco Park. Morrow is on the disabled list with inflammation in his right shoulder. He threw a 42-pitch bullpen Sunday and said he was encouraged.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.