Cincinnati Reds DFA Former All-Star, Rookie of the Year

After 11 seasons in the big leagues, with a Rookie of the Year Award and an All-Star selection on his resume, a career-worst season has seen outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers be handed his walking papers, designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds. 

Myers signed a one-year, $7M deal with the Reds in the offseason, hoping to rebound from a poor season with the San Diego Padres, where he'd spent the previous eight years. From the Reds' perspective, they'd have hoped to use him as a trade chip at the deadline as they continue their rebuild. 

But a funny thing happened along the way. The Reds now find themselves in first place in the NL Central, and they simply weren't able to afford to continue to play Myers, who could only muster up a .189 average and a .541 OPS in 141 plate appearances, for an OPS+ of a dreadful 44. 

The 32-year-old Myers' All-Star days are long behind him (2016), but he'll now try to catch on with another team in hopes of rejuvenating his career. 

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