Rule 5 Pick Brad Meyers Returned

Multiple online sources are reporting that Brad Meyers, who was picked by the New York Yankees in the December 2011 Rule 5 draft, has been returned to the Washington Nationals and assigned to the Syracuse Chiefs.

Meyers was placed on the 15-day DL in early April with a strained labrum and transferred to the 60-Day DL in late May. Meyers made one appearance during the year, a disastrous eight runs given up to 14 batters faced on April 9th for High-A Tampa Yankees of the Florida State League.

The 27-year-old was originally drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 5th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, rising as high as AAA with 95⅔ IP for the Syracuse Chiefs in 2011 but missed most of 2010 with foot and heel injuries.

Offline sources have reported that Meyers has undergone shoulder surgery, but I have not been able to confirm this with a reputable online source.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

3 thoughts on “Rule 5 Pick Brad Meyers Returned”

  1. He doesn’t seem to be much of a prospect anymore. I hope he heals well for one more shot. I suppose he earned a full year of MLB-minimum salary in any case.


  2. This falls in to the ‘better late than never’ category. It would be nice to know what’s what with his shoulder, but count on the Nats saying nothing.
    He was not a power guy, so maybe the injury won’t kill him. He WAS the 2009 pitcher of the year, if my memory holds.

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