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11 Will Middlebrooks 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 9/9/1988 | Birthplace: Texarkana, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 9/2 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres option Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) 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
(7/19/2015) 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
(7/11/2015) 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
(7/7/2015) 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
(7/5/2015) 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.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks remains out of lineup Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Middlebrooks hasn't played since he sprained his right ankle on Sunday.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (ankle) not able to start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks remains sidelined due to an ankle injury, and is not in the starting lineup on Friday against the Cardinals. Middlebrooks hasn't played since spraining his right ankle in a game on Sunday.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks misses third straight start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks missed a third straight start Thursday against the Cardinals due to a sprained right ankle. Yangervis Solarte continues to start at third base in his absence.

Middlebrooks did agility drills on the field Thursday, per MLB.com. He could be back in the lineup Friday.

Middlebrooks has struggled offensively for several weeks, as he is batting .183 in his last 27 games.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks (ankle) still sidelined Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks remains out of the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Mariners. Middlebrooks will miss a second consecutive game after spraining his right ankle on Sunday. 

Middlebrooks was able to pinch hit on Tuesday, but his availability for Wednesday's game is unknown.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks is out of Tuesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks was held out of Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners, the team announced. He was replaced at third base by Yangervis Solarte, who will bat fifth.

Middlebrooks suffered a sprained right ankle during Sunday's contest. The Padres are favored (-120) over the Mariners on Tuesday.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks sprains ankle Sunday vs. D-Backs


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks after stepping on a bat in the Arizona on-deck area while going after a fly ball in foul territory, per Padres.com.

Middlebrooks, who was 0 for 2 prior to leaving the game, was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle. The injury could keep him out of Tuesday's series opener against the Mariners, according to U-T San Diego.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks takes a seat on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks will get his first day off in a week, as he is out of the starting lineup on Saturday against the Diamondbacks. In the six games since his last day off, Middlebrooks had just four hits in 23 at-bats, though two of those went for extra bases.

Overall this season, Middlebrooks is hitting a paltry .224 with nine home runs.


Padres' Amarista, Middlebrooks hit solo HRs in loss to A's


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Padres shortstop Alexi Amarista and third baseman Will Middlebrooks provided the only offense for San Diego during a 10-2 loss Wednesday at Oakland.

Amarista had a solo home run off Jesse Chavez in the sixth inning and Middlebrooks added a solo home run off Fernando Abad in the eighth inning. Middlebrooks hit eighth and Amarista hit ninth on Wednesday.

Amarista, who has two home runs in 54 games, is doing well in June. He has hit safely in six straight games and is batting .333 (13 for 39) with one home run, three doubles, five RBI and five runs in 13 June games (10 starts).

Middlebrooks, who has nine home runs in 64 games, isn't doing quite as well this month. He is batting .217 (10 for 46) with two home runs, six RBI, three runs and 14 strikeouts in 15 June games (12 starts).


Yangervis Solarte starts second straight for Padres for Will Middlebrooks


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte is in the starting lineup for Monday's game. It's Solarte's second straight start

It's also the third game in a row that regular starter Will Middlebrooks has not been in the lineup at the position. 


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks gets a rest on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/9/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves. Middlebrooks had started each of the last 19 games for the Padres, and has been hitting well.

Over that 19-game stretch, Middlebrooks is batting .296/.312/.507 with four home runs. 

Yangervis Solarte will get the start at the hot corner on Tuesday. 


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks belts eighth home run in win Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks had one hit in three at-bats in Friday's 6-2 win over the Reds. The hit was a solo shot, his eighth of the season. 

Middlebrooks launched his home run in the third inning of Reds rooke Jon Moscot to put the Padres up 4-0. Middlebrooks now sports a modest five-game hitting streak, recording exactly one hit in each of the five contests.

"I'm attacking my pitch, the fastball. If I have the plan at the time where I think I'm going to get a breaking ball, then I will attack that, too," Middlebrooks said, per MLB.com. "Things are falling. They never even out, unfortunately. When it's good, it never lasts. And when it's bad, it never lasts.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks connects for seventh home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 1 for 3 at the plate in San Diego's 7-1 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Middlebrooks did his damage in the third inning when he ripped a pitch from Jeff Locke out of the park for a two-run home run, his seventh of the season. Middlebrooks is now hitting .239 with 21 RBI on the year.


Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks collects three hits in Thursday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 3 for 4 at the plate during Thursday's contest, but it was not enough as the Padres fell 11-5 to the Pirates.

All three of the hits for Middlebrooks were singles. He drove in one run and scored a run during the game.

Middlebrooks is 9 for 22 with two home runs and five RBI in his last five games. During that time, he has raised his batting average from .211 to .240.


Padres' Middlebrooks homers, drives in three runs Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 4 with a double, a home run and three RBI in his team's 5-4 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

Middlebrooks opened up the scoring with an RBI double in the second inning before adding a two-run homer in the fourth to give his team a 3-1 lead. It's the third two-hit performance in four games for Middlebrooks, who owns a .226/.260/.397 line with six home runs and 17 RBI in 146 at-bats.


Padres' Bud Black: Middlebrooks 'potentially' to see more SS action


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks might see more action at shortstop in the future, per 1090 Sports Radio.

Padres manager Bud Black said Middlebrooks could "potentially" see more action at shortstop depending on the matchups he will face.

Coming into Tuesday's game against the Angels, Middlebrooks had made just one start at shortstop while making a team-high 34 at third base.


Padres' Will Middlebrooks hits fifth HR of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit a solo home run to left center field in the top of the third inning of Sunday afternoon's 11-3 victory over the Dodgers. 

The homer was Middlebrooks' fifth of the season. He's now slashing .218/.255/.376.

Middlebrooks finished the game 2 for 5 and also had a single. It's his third two-hit showing in his past five games. In this span, Middlebrooks is hitting .316. 


Padres' Will Middlebrooks starting at shortstop on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers. He is batting seventh and playing shortstop for manager Bud Black. Typically a third baseman, this is the first time in his professional career that Middlebrooks has started a game at short.

He did play two-thirds of an inning at shortstop earlier this year, marking the first time he's ever played the position

"We’ve talked about it off and on ever since spring training, the possibility of Will going over there," manager Bud Black said, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

After a dreadful start to the season offensively, Middlebrooks has started to come alive at the plate. He has a hit in six of his last eight games, batting .300 over that stretch. 


Padres INF Corey Spangenberg finally gets a day off Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) After starting 13 straight games, Padres infielder Corey Spangenberg will get the night off on Wednesday. Spangenberg is not in the starting lineup against the Cubs for manager Bud Black. 

Spangenberg has been getting considerable playing time at second and third base due to the on-going struggles of Jedd Gyorko and Will Middlebrooks.

But both of those players will take their normal positions on Wednesday, allowing Spangenberg, who is just 4 for his last 23, to get a breather. 


Padres' Wil Myers (wrist) not ready to return to lineup Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/14/2015) Wil Myers remains out of the starting lineup for the Padres on Thursday. Myers has now missed three consecutive starts due to discomfort in his left wrist. Manager Bud Black said Myers has tendinitis in his wrist, and should avoid the disabled list, though he will be sidelined for 3-4 days, according to MLB.com.

"He went through a number of tests, and the reports were pretty positive," Black said. "There is quite a bit of fluid surrounding that tendon, which is causing a lot of discomfort. He's going to be down for a couple of days. We're hoping that in two, three, four days that this will resolve itself pretty quickly."

With Myers out, Will Middlebrooks is drawing the start at first base for the first time this season. Middlebrooks, typically a third baseman, appeared at first earlier this month but hasn't started at first base since 2013 with the Red Sox. 


Padres' Will Middlebrooks homers in win vs. Mariners


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-2 win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Middlebrooks recorded his first hit since April 27 Tuesday and did himself one better the following day, knocking his first home run since April 19 in the third inning. The Padres would add another run later in the inning and didn't trail at all during the game.

Middlebrooks has hit .196/.345/.363 with four home runs, 13 RBI and two stolen bases in 102 at-bats.