Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune writes that Wil Myers "will most surely" begin next season at Triple-A Durham.
The Rays want to delay Myers' arbitration clock, and manager Joe Maddon also thinks it's better for young players to break into the majors with a season already in progress. "I've always felt that it should be easier for a young player to make the team season in progress as opposed to out of spring training," Maddon said. "When they make the team out of spring training expectations get raised even higher, and I think if you're really looking for a young man to apply pressure to himself it's then, when he makes it out of camp and Opening Day comes and all the stuff is being written and it's tough." While it looks like Myers will begin the year at Durham, he'll undoubtedly spend most of the season in Tampa.