|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||520.00||25.00||.250||77.00||72.00||4.00|
|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|
|Last 10 Games|
|Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks chooses not to play winter ball |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/14) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will forgo playing winter ball and instead spend the offseason in Dallas working out in prep for the 2015 season, according to The Providence Journal.
The Red Sox wanted Middlebrooks to make up for some of the at-bats he lost this season due to injury. However, Middlebrooks decided it was best for him to work on being 100 percent by spring training.
"He’s made a decision he’s going to focus on other things," general manager Ben Cherington said. "He feels like he can address what he needs to address without playing winter ball, so that’s the decision that he’s made. Ultimately, the offseason belongs to the players."
|David Ortiz, Will Middlebrooks out of lineup Sunday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/28/14) Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz and third baseball Will Middlebrooks are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Yankees.
|Will Middlebrooks remains sidelined Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/27/14) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks remains out of the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Yankees.
Middlebrooks hasn't played since being scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sprained hand. He has struggled with the bat this season, hitting .191/.256/.265 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 215 at-bats.
|Will Middlebrooks still sitting Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/14) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks was not in the team's lineup Friday.
Middlebrooks is still dealing with a hand injury. The club would like to get him at-bats during the last weekend, but don't want to jeopardize his long-term health. Middlebrooks is hitting .191/.256/.265 over 215 at-bats.
|Report: Trouble brewing between Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/25/14) The Red Sox have become frustrated with third baseman Will Middlebrooks, according to Comcast Sportsnet. Middlebrooks was benched Wednesday night and is still plagued by a hand injury.
Middlebrooks has not homered in his last 194 at-bats, but John Farrell does not believe that is the result of any ailments.
"I don't think he's been limited any (more) than other players that deal with nagging ailments over the course of a full season," Farrell said. "There's been times when he's been unavailable, but to say it's been to the extent where he can't go, or can't play ... we're not at that point.
"He's missed time over the past couple of years, as we know. The inconsistent playing time has had some effect. Sure, he's banged up a little bit. But is that the sole reason why the powers numbers have dropped? I can't say that it is.
The Red Sox have been upset in the past at the refusal of Middlebrooks to commit to playing winter ball. He has earned just 215 at-bats this season while compiling a disturbing stat line of .191/.256/.265.
|Will Middlebrooks finished 2013 with a .227 average and 17 home runs over 348 at-bats. While the power was impressive -- it put him on pace for over 30 home runs in a full season's worth of at-bats -- Middlebrooks struggled through most of the season, and his 2013 owners would probably come up with a far lower number if you asked them to guess how many home runs he hit last season. Middlebrooks was returning from a broken wrist suffered in 2012, and had expressed some concern with going full-on at the outset of spring training. He injured his ribs and missed time in May and June, and was eventually demoted, playing 45 games in the middle of the season with Pawtucket. Middlebrooks returned, hitting .276 with eight home runs in 41 games after his call-up. His 2014 value is somewhat complicated by the presence of Xander Bogaerts, who is a natural shortstop, but can (and did, in 2013) play third base. Middlebrooks' upside offsets concerns about possible slumps and demotions. He can be taken in the later rounds of most drafts.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
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