The Cincinnati Reds have officially released outfielder Wil Myers. The club designated him for assignment earlier this week and after clearing waivers the Reds gave him his outright release. Cincinnati will still owe him the remainder of his contract. The Reds owe Myers $6,000,000 for the 2023 season and a $1,500,000 buy out on a 2024 option. He is now free to pursue a deal with any of the other 29 Major League Baseball teams.
As Joel Luckhaupt stated on twitter just now, it is almost unimaginable that you could have envisioned the Reds biggest free agent signing of the offseason being released in June and the club would be in first place. But that’s exactly where we are sitting at right now.
It was a struggle for Wil Myers with his new club. He never really got going and dealt with some injury issues along the way. He was hitting .189/.257/.283 through May 24th when he was placed on the injured list with kidney stones. After that he remained on the injured list an additional few weeks while dealing with a shoulder issue. Cincinnati sent him on a rehab assignment to Triple-A on June 9th and he spent eight days with Louisville and hit just .185/.241/.296. The team would then activate him and designate him for assignment, ending his time with the Reds.