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16 Will Middlebrooks 3B
Height/Weight: 6-3/220 | Birthdate: 9/9/1988 | Birthplace: Texarkana, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Boston | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 21/7 | Average Draft Position: 196.78
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Will Middlebrooks sits Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks was not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday.

Middlebrooks was pulled from Tuesday's game after beating out a single. He's officially day-to-day with a hamstring issue. Middlebrooks is hitting .188 over 117 at-bats. 


Will Middlebrooks day to day with hamstring tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is day to day with a tight hamstring after being removed from Tuesday's game as a precaution, WEEI.com reports.


Will Middlebrooks leaves game after beating out single


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game after beating out a single.

Middlebrooks pulled up lame after running out the hit. He went 1 for 2 during the game, and was pulled in the bottom of the fourth inning.


Red Sox activate Will Middlebrooks from DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) The Red Sox reinstated third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Yankees.

Middlebrooks was sidelined since July 11 because of a broken right index finger. He is expected to serve as the everyday third baseman moving forward. He batted .197 over 71 at-bats prior to the injuries.

Red Sox to use Will Middlebrooks at third, Xander Bogaerts at shortstop


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) The Red Sox will recall Will Middlebrooks Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Friday's game against the Yankees. He is expected to serve as the everyday third baseman, shifting Xander Bogaerts to shortstop moving forward, MassLive.com reports.

Red Sox need to free up PT before Will Middlebrooks returns


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) is heating up offensively during his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting safely in five straight games. He's had mutliple hits three times and homered twice in that span.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks continues to improve, but he has no timetable for his return to the majors, per MLB.com. With Stephen Drew, Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt rotating on the left side of the infield, the Red Sox are going to have to clear up some playing time for Middlebrooks before he's activated off the disabled list.

"We've communicated this clearly to Will," Farrell said. "He's very well aware of the need to get regular at-bats. We've got to do some things to maybe adjust the roster to accommodate that. Whether that happens naturally this upcoming week, that remains to be seen -- with roster adjustments or any potential trades.

"Before even saying anything about that, I'd be getting way too far ahead of myself. But more importantly, Will is healthy, swinging the bat well and playing daily."


Will Middlebrooks resumes rehab assignment Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks resumed a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday. Middlebrooks was hit by a pitch and finishd 0 for 2 with an RBI in his first game action since July 11. He could be back from the disabled list as early as Monday.

Will Middlebrooks could rejoin Boston soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks could rejoin the team soon, according to ESPN.

There's a chance Middlebrooks is back before the team's next road trip. After three games at home against the Royals, Boston travels to Toronto July 21. Middlebrooks was initially on a rehab assignment for his finger, but had a setback after injuring his wrist. He hit .197 over 71 at-bats prior to the injury.


Will Middlebrooks to restart rehab Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is expected to restart his rehab assignment Friday, according to the Boston Herald

Middlebrooks injured his wrist Friday, and was briefly recalled from his initial rehab assignment. The move reset his clock, so he'll still have 20 days before he has to be activated. Middlebrooks was initially dealing with a finger injury. He's hitting .197 in 71 at-bats.


Will Middlebrooks suffers wrist injury on rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been recalled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket after suffering a wrist injury sliding into third base Friday, according to Boston.com. Middlebrooks has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 17 after breaking his right index finger May 10.

Will Middlebrooks restarting rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) will resume his rehab assignment Tuesday, according to WEEI.com. He returned to the lineup for Triple-A Pawtucket as the DH, but the Red Sox are hopeful he will eventual get playing time in left field.

Will Middlebrooks beginning to resume baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger), who had to shut down his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, fielded grounders at third base Sunday, per WEEI.com. 

"He’ll hit [on Monday] and he’s got some swelling in the finger and we’ll see how he comes in," Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles said. "It’s just one of those things where he’s got to get that swelling down, and throwing is the last thing that he needs to get through. Swinging the bat, he hasn’t felt it as much, but the throwing and having that carry and the amount of reps with the throwing program just to make sure that the finger is right."


Will Middlebrooks taken off rehab assignment


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks has been shut down from his minor-league rehab assignment, as he continues to deal with issues with his finger.

Middlebrooks has not been in the Triple-A Pawtucket lineup since Sunday, and the Boston Globe reports he has been shut down from all baseball activities until the injury heals.  


Will Middlebrooks sits again Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks was not in the lineup at Triple-A again Wednesday.

Middlebrooks is currently on a rehab assignment in the minors, but is dealing with some swelling in his finger. He has now missed three straight games due to the issue. 


Will Middlebrooks misses second straight game with finger issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks missed his second straight game due to a finger injury, according to the Boston Herald

Middlebrooks is dealing with swelling in his injured finger. He's been limited to just 21 games this season due to various injuries. Middlebrooks is hitting .197 over 71 at-bats.


Will Middlebrooks scratched from rehab game with setback


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was scratched from a Triple-A rehab game Monday due to swelling in his injured finger, ESPNBoston.com reports.

Out since mid-May, Middlebrooks is working his way back from a broken index finger. He figures to be sidelined until the swelling is under control.


Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks continue rehab


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks will start for Triple-A Pawtucket again on Monday before being reevaluated, reports MLB.com.

Victorino (hamstring) was hitless in two at-bats Saturday. Middlebrooks, who's recovering from a broken right index finger, went 1 for 3 as the designated hitter. Manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks might play outfield during his rehab.

"We may take a look at him in the outfield just to answer any questions of flexibility that we can before a decision on the roster is to be made," Farrell said. "If that gives us ability to find at-bats for Will if he were to come back here in that capacity, so be it."


Will Middlebrooks could see time in the outfield


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks might see some time in the outfield at Triple-A, according to the Boston Herald

Middlebrooks will need a few days to get his finger healed, but may see time in the oufield after his finger is better. Middlebrooks hit .197 over 71 at-bats in the majors.


Clay Buchholz, Will Middlebrooks get rained out Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz and infielder Will Middlebrooks will have to both wait at least a day before starting their rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. Friday's Triple-A game was postponed due to inclement weather, the Providence Journal reports. 

Buchholz will start the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. 


Will Middlebrooks set to begin rehab assignment Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket Friday.

Will Middlebrooks cleared to take swings


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who is working his way back from a broken index finger, has been cleared to take swings, the Providence Journal reports on Monday. However, Middlebrooks is still experiencing some discomfort throwing because his finger isn't fully healed. He remains without a timetable for return.

Will Middlebrooks yet to gain full range of motion in finger


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has yet to gain full range of motion in his injured finger and won't swing a bat until he does, MLB.com reports.

"Still trying to gain full range of motion with the index finger," manager John Farrell said. "That's not there yet. He won't start to swing a bat until he's able to gain full range of motion, which would indicate that the healing of the fracture is moving along as anticipated. He's still in kind of an inactive period."

Middlebrooks will have trouble finding playing time when he returns, as Xander Bogaerts has shifted to third base.


Will Middlebrooks improving, still without a timetable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Red Sox infielder Will Middlebrooks had an X-ray on his fractured right index finger last weekend, which showed no further damage, MLB.com reports Wednesday.

Though he is healing as expected, Middlebrooks currently does not have a timetable for returning to action. Manager John Farrell told MLB.com he is still dealing with some of the lingering effects from the fracture, and will remain out of action until he is symptom free.

"Will has almost full extension of his finger, yet [he] still has some discoloration and swelling," Farrell said. "A timetable hasn't been set for when he'll resume baseball activities."


Will Middlebrooks stays back in Boston for X-rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks remained back in Boston while the team traveled to Florida for a five-game road trip, the Boston Globe reports. Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after taking a line drive off his right index finger the previous day. He is hitting .197 with two homers and nine RBI in 71 at-bats.

Will Middlebrooks declines to talk about possible backup role


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who appears doomed to backup status upon the signing of free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, is mum about his new situation, per ESPN. The move will likely result in the shifting of promising rookie Xander Bogaerts to third base.

Middlebrooks is out with a fractured finger that general manager Ben Cherington has deemed will keep him sidelined for "weeks not days." But he is likely without a starting job when he returns.

The 25-year-old Middlebrooks, who was wearing a heavily-wrapped splint on his index finger Thursday, owns a .197 batting average and hasn't managed a multi-hit game since April 25.