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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%: 16/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres 3B Will Middlebrooks remains out of lineup Saturday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:10 pm ET) 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.


Padres' Will Middlebrooks returns to lineup after five-game absence


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who didn't start in San Diego's last five games, returned to the starting lineup at the eighth spot Tuesday night at Seattle, per U-T San Diego

Yangervis Solarte replaced Middlebrooks in four of the five games he was held out. Solarte is the designated hitter for the Padres at Safeco Field.

Middlebrooks is hitless in his last 19 at-bats, and is hitting .205 on the season.

San Diego is considered an underdog (+135) in Seattle, per VegasInsider.com.


Cory Spangenberg in, Will Middlebrooks out of Padres lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who hasn't had a hit since several days before the calendar flipped over to May, will not get one Thursday against Arizona unless he emerges from the bench.

He is being replaced again by Cory Spangenberg, who has taken advantage of his opportunity with five hits in his last three games, including three Wednesday night.

Middlebrooks is hitless in his last 19 at-bats.


Slumping 3B Middlebrooks riding pine for Padres on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) Struggling third baseman Will Middlebrooks was held out of the Padres' starting lineup on Wednesday. Middlebrooks has been ice cold at the plate for about two weeks now, collecting a hit in just three of his last 13 games played. He has yet to record a hit in the month of May and could be in danger of losing more playing time if this funk continues.

Cory Spangenberg, who started at second for the Padres on Tuesday, got the start at third base Wednesday against the Giants. 


Padres' Will Middlebrooks mired in 0-for-15 slump


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks is hitless in his last 15 at bats and has just 2 hits in his last 28 times up. 

Middlebrooks hasn't had an extra base hit in 36 at bats and has just one RBI in his last 34. 

The struggling third baseman is hitting .205 on the season. 


Padres' Will Middlebrooks returns to the starting lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks is back in the starting lineup Monday at third base, moving Yangervis Solarte to second and Jedd Gyorko to the bench, the team announced.

Middlebrooks was given the day off Sunday, allowing Gyorko to make his first start in the last five games. Middlebrooks is hitting .239 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats this season.

The Padres are currently the favorites (-116) against the Astros Monday.