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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||10.00||.249||31.00||28.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||11||1||0|| .091|| .182|| .091|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||162||32||2|| .266|| .278|| .198|
|12/26/2014||Luis Severino, SP NYY||Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD|
|12/26/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
Michael Morse, LF MIA
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
Lorenzo Cain, CF KC
Henry Owens, SP BOS
|Adam Jones, CF BAL|
Jean Segura, SS MIL
Hector Rondon, RP CHC
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|12/26/2014||Chris Owings, SS ARI|
Leonys Martin, CF TEX
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|Elvis Andrus, SS TEX|
|Last 10 Games|
Will Middlebrooks looks to rebound with the Padres
|(3/3/15) After battling through wrist, back, calf, finger and hand injuries during his time with Boston, Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks is swinging the bat without any pain.
"It was tough," Middlebrooks said Tuesday, per the Associated Press. "It was a process of learning what I can play through and what I couldn't. My mentality is if I can go at all, I'm going to try to play. And I feel like that kind of played against me last year."
After being the opening day starter at third base for two years with Boston, injuries muddled his opportunity to make an impact.
"I learned my lesson. I learned how to take care of myself a little better," Middlebrooks said. "Now I know, but unfortunately I learned the hard way."
The Padres are hoping a fresh start will allow Middlebrooks to reach the potential he failed to achieve in Boston.
"His swing is powerful. Lot of power to all fields," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We saw what he did in 2012 before he got injured. We think where he is age-wise, there's a lot of potential."
Padres' Will Middlebrooks to get reps at first base this spring
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks said he will eventually get reps at first base this spring, according to MLB.com. He said manager Bud Black told him to "to take 100 percent of your reps at third and 20 percent at first base."
Padres' Middlebrooks, Solarte competing, getting along at third base
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) Padres thirdbasemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are both battling to get the starting nod at third base during spring training, but the two are getting along just fine so far, reports UTSanDiego.com.
"I'm trying to help him, he's trying to help me," Middlebrooks said. "We're working together, we're having fun and we're competing. It's for the team, and I think it'll be good if we both push each other."
Middlebrooks hit .191 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 plate appearances for the Red Sox in 2014.
He is also okay if he ends up playing a different position down the line.
"Third base is the priority," he said, "but wherever I can get in the lineup, wherever I can help us win some baseball games, that's what's important for me."
Meanwhile, Solarte is doing what he can to help Middlebrooks adjust to his new surroundings.
"That's competing," Solarte said. "For me, it's my teammate. I want to work hard with him and make it fun, too."
Red Sox, Padres complete Hanigan-for-Middlebrooks trade
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Red Sox and Padres completed a trade Friday, with catcher Ryan Hanigan heading to Boston in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, the Red Sox announced.
Hanigan, 34, is signed for two more seasons with a team option for 2017. He hit .218/.318/.324 with five home runs and 34 RBI in 225 at-bats in 2014.
Middlebrooks, 26, is eligible for arbitration for the first time after the 2015 season. He hit .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 at-bats in 2014.
Padres to acquire Will Middlebrooks from Red Sox
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Padres have agreed to a deal that would send Former Tampa Bay catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox in exchange for third baseman Will Middlebrooks, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirmed a report from Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
The deal will take care of one of the corner infield vacancies for the Padres. Middlebrooks has a career .237/.284/.411 slash line with 34 homers and 122 RBI over 830 at-bats through three seasons with the Red Sox. He has never played at Petco Field. Hanigan hit .218 with five home runs and 34 RBI over 225 at-bats last season with the Rays.
|2014 Summary: For the second year in a row, Will Middlebrooks failed to live up to expectations set by a promising rookie season, and again, injuries played a role. Middlebrooks served DL stints with calf and finger injuries, and he missed the final six games of the season with a sprained hand. When he did play, Middlebrooks -- who is notorious for poor plate discipline -- struck out even more often than he did in his two previous seasons, and his power was almost completely absent. He hit just two home runs and 10 doubles in 215 at-bats, finishing with a .191 batting average. Middlebrooks will try for a fresh start with the Padres, who traded for him in December.
Playing time status: Middlebrooks will first have to fend off Yangervis Solarte for playing time at third base, and then he will likely need to improve at the plate and in the field to keep the starting role.
2015 Outlook: Middlebrooks has struggled to make contact and hit for average the last two seasons, but as recently as 2013, he showed he could hit for power. Perhaps with improved health, Middlebrooks can finally pick up where his 2012 season left off, which would make him relevant for standard mixed league owners. He's enough of a risk, both in terms of playing time and performance, that he is more of a deep league option for now.
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