Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Outfielder Wil Myers was activated from the 60-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday.
Myers missed the last 70 games after he broke his right wrist during a collision in the outfield with teammate Desmond Jennings.
"My wrist feels great, either one of them," Myers said to the team's website. "My legs feel great. My confidence is back, which I think is the most important thing. Going forward for me, that's what I really have to rely on."
The 23-year-old Myers played seven games for Triple-A Durham before being recalled. During that time, he hit .250 with two home runs, six RBIs, three stolen bases and a .419 on-base percentage.
To make room for Myers, the Rays optioned infielder Vince Belnome to Durham.
Rob Carr/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering what the team says is a left knee/patellar injury.
Richards was injured in the second inning of the team's 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night when he slipped and fell while running to cover first base.
"Winning the game, obviously, it's always important, but it's secondary to what happened," Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said. "This is a tough night for us. We'll just see where Garrett is. Obviously, it's a significant injury."
Richards would be a serious loss for the AL West leading Angels: he leads the team in ERA, wins, strikeouts and WHIP.
Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco Giants, who are in the thick of the National League playoff race, won their appeal to have Tuesday night's rain game versus the Chicago Cubs rescheduled.
According to ESPN, the Giants and Cubs will resume Tuesday's game Thursday at 5 p.m. ET, right before they play their regularly scheduled game later that night.
Tuesday night's game was originally called after experiencing a 4-hour, 34-minute rain delay. Chicago led 2-0 and the game was in the bottom of the fifth, the length a game must go to be considered official, so the the Cubs were named winners. But the Giants protested, saying not enough was done to dry the infield in a timely matter. Major League Baseball agreed, and rescheduled the game.
This is the first time in 28 years that a team protested a game with the MLB and won.
The Giants (66-58) are currently 1 1/2 games ahead of the Atlanta Braves for the second Wild Card spot in the NL.
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher underwent surgery on both his knees Wednesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Swisher had the operation after getting a second opinion from Dr. Neil Elattrache in Los Angeles, who confirmed that the 33-year-old has chronic discomfort in both knees as a result of wear and tear.
Swisher is expected fully recover after 8 to 10 weeks of rehabilitation.
In 97 games this season with the Indians, Swisher was batting .208 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs. He has hit 239 homers across 11 big league seasons with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics and the Indians.
iStockphoto(PHILADELPHIA) -- Phillies second baseman Chase Utley drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning as Philadelphia (56-71) defeated the Seattle Mariners (68-58), 4-3 on Wednesday.
With the game tied at 3-3 in the fourth, Utley took a 3-2 pitch from Mariners starter James Paxton and singled to right, allowing shortstop Jimmy Rollins to score. Paxton finished the day coughing up seven hits and one earned run in four innings of work.
Phillies starter Cole Hamels picked up his seventh win of the season, giving up three earned runs and nine hits in five innings. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 30th save of the season.
Mariners first baseman Kendrys Morales hit his fourth home run of the season in the second inning.
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns announced that Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback entering the 2014 season on Wednesday.
Hoyer and Johnny Manziel were in a quarterback competition all camp and preseason, but Hoyer's veteran experience is what put him over the top.
"He was the clear leader from the beginning," Browns head coach Mike Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room."
The announcement comes after the No. 22 pick in this year's draft gave the middle finger to fans during their Monday night game against Washington.
"I need to earn everything for me to get in," said Manziel.. "Nothing should be given to me, I completely understand that. I need to continue to come in here every day and get better and be around these guys and let them know who I am and how I am." Coach Mike Pettine said after Wednesday's practice that there are no plans to develop a package of plays for Manziel, who starred at Texas A&M but has been slow to adjust to playing under center and learning a new playbook. Manziel said the coach gave him no reason for the decision."
Hoyer has only four starts in his career and completed 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards on Monday night.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- Tiger Woods won't be playing in the Ryder Cup in September and said that he needs some time before he gets back into the swing of things.
Woods suffered severe back pain throughout the 2014 PGA season and withdrew from the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone classic before failing to make the cut at the PGA Championship.
"It's probably going to be a month or two," Woods said at an event Monday night in New Jersey. "I just need to get strong. It's one of the things that when I took that fall at Firestone No. 2, I hadn't done any agility work, so that's part of the deal."
The 14-time major champion said last week that doctors advised not to play or practice, which led to him withdrawing from consideration for the Ryder Cup team.
Woods is aiming for a Dec. 4 return for his tournament, the World Challenge in Orlando, Florida.
National Football League(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- Offensive Tackle Glenn Dorsey signed a two-year contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday that keeps him with the team through the 2016 season.
Dorsey joined the 49ers in 2013 after playing his first five seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 6-foot-2, 316-pound Dorsey played in all 16 games last season recording two sacks and 30 tackles. He also appeared in all three of the team's playoff games.
"Glenn is a true pro who has quickly become a valued contributor to our organization both on and off the field," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "He is a quick study and a very good football player that has earned this extension, and we look forward to his future contributions."
The 29-year-old Dorsey was selected with the fifth overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.
During his six-year NFL career, Dorsey has started 78 of the 82 games he appeared in, compiling 189 tackles, six sacks, and one forced fumble.