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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, Yangervis Solarte still battling for Padres' 3B job
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) Padres manager Bud Black declared that the third base job is "still open".
Will Middlebrooks has started more games at the hot corner, but Yangervis Solarte is still a candidate to win the job, Black said, per UT San Diego's Dennis Lin.
The Padres acquired the 26-year-old Middlebrooks from the Red Sox in a December trade. He's hitting .333, with two home runs and five RBI in 10 games this spring. He's started all 10 at third base and also played third in a split-squad game.
The 27-year-old Solarte was acquired in a trade with the Yankees last July. He's also hitting .333 this spring. Solarte has six starts at third base and three each at second base and first base.
"The beauty of Solarte is that he’s able to move all over the field," Black said, "and we’ve moved him all over the field. That doesn’t discount the fact that he’s still vying for the spot at third base."
Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks doing well early in spring games
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks failed to record a hit Thursday against the Dodgers, which was the first time in five spring games he failed to get on base. He struck out twice.
Still, despite the hitless outing, Middlebrooks -- who is competing for the starting third base job -- is off to a good start this spring. He is batting .467 (7 for 15) with one double, two home runs and four RBI.
Padres' Middlebrooks, Solarte competing for starting role
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/4/15) Padres third basemen Will Middlebrooks and Yangervis Solarte are competing for the third base job this spring, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Manager Bud Black admitted third base was the "biggest" competition in camp. He said he believes both players can hack it in the majors, but was hesitant to say he would utilize them in a platoon role.
"Possibility," Black said, "but I think any player will tell you he wants to be an everyday player -- they want to play. And they’re both young, they’re both in their mid-20s. You hope it’s a tough decision at the end, but these things have a way of working themselves out."
Middlebrooks, 26, hit .191 over 215 at-bats last season. Solarte hit .260/.336/.369 over 469 at-bats.
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."
|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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