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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||225.00||10.00||.249||31.00||28.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||10||1||0|| .100|| .100|| .100|
|vs Anderson (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||187||40||6|| .240|| .342|| .214|
|12/26/2014||Luis Severino, SP NYY||Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD|
|12/26/2014||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
Michael Morse, 1B PIT
Domonic Brown, RF 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, 2B ARI|
Leonys Martin, CF TEX
Will Middlebrooks, 3B SD
|Elvis Andrus, SS TEX|
|Last 10 Games|
Padres option Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/22/15) The Padres optioned infielder Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Middlebrooks has struggled offensively all season, and he has made just one start since the All-Star break. He has just two hits in 20 at-bats this month.
Middlebrooks is batting .212 in 2015, though he does have nine home runs on the year. Originally a third baseman, Middlebrooks has been seeing some time at shortstop throughout this season.
"I think the original thought was he’s going to be the starting third baseman for the San Diego Padres," Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. "That didn’t work out, so we gave him a look at shortstop in case there was a possibility he could stay on this club and help us in some way. And we think there’s something there. But ultimately, we’d like him to come back as the starting third baseman and find himself down there, get consistent at-bats, come into his own. This has been a trend in his career, the last couple years. It’s very common in a lot of young players, to go through this, but it’s time for him to go down there and work it out.
"Might take a week, might take two weeks, might take a month, might take two months," Murphy said of Middlebrooks' Triple-A stint. "We need the Will Middlebrooks that can impact the game, be an everyday player."
Padres' Will Middlebrooks to get more looks at shortstop
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/19/15) Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks didn't get into Saturday's game, but it looks as though he may be seeing more time as the team's shortstop moving forward. Middlebrooks was drafted as a shortstop by the Red Sox in 2007.
He has started four games at shortstop, including three in a row prior to Saturday's rest day.
"[It's] asking him to do a whole lot, but he's just the type of guy who can do it because he's so athletic. I think it's rejuvenated him a little bit," Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said, per MLB.com.
"It's a work in progress, it's not anything that's going to be easy, but he's making it look easy right now. There's a lot to learn, he knows that."
Middlebrooks is expected to split most of the time at shortstop with Clint Barmes, who homered on Saturday. Alexi Amarista, meanwhile, will likely move into a utility role, Murphy said.
Middlebrooks has struggled offensively all season, owning a .213 average--though he does have nine home runs.
Padres' Will Middlebrooks gets second career start at shortstop
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/11/15) Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks is in the starting lineup at shortstop for Saturday's game against Texas.
It's Middlebrooks' second career start at short in 310 MLB and 490 minor league games. The other start came earlier this season, on May 23.
Clint Barmes and Alexi Amarista, who have split the other 87 starts at short this season, are out of Saturday's lineup.
Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks finally recovers from ankle injury
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/7/15) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks made his return to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Pirates after missing seven straight starts due to an ankle injury.
Middlebrooks returns to the lineup mired in a long hitting slump. He is batting just .143 in his last 20 games (13 starts).
Padres' Will Middlebrooks not in Sunday's lineup
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/5/15) The Padres held third baseman Will Middlebrooks out of Sunday's lineup against the Cardinals, the team announced.
Middlebrooks has been dealing with a sprained right ankle. He was replaced at third by Yangervis Solarte, who will bat second.
The Padres are the underdogs at St. Louis on Sunday.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/31/15||TEX||10:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|9/1/15||TEX||10:10 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|9/2/15||TEX||10:10 pm||Cole Hamels|
|9/3/15||LAD||10:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|9/4/15||LAD||10:10 pm||Alex Wood|
|9/5/15||LAD||8:40 pm||Brett Anderson|
|9/6/15||LAD||4:10 pm||Zack Greinke|