Major League Baseball

2014 Avg.
.197
 
Career Avg.
.248
Name  Will Middlebrooks
Born  9/9/1988
Height  6-4
Weight  200
Number  16
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
6/23/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks was scratched from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket due to swelling in the same finger he fractured back in May. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, ESPNBoston.com
Insight: There's no reason for fantasy owners to wait on Middlebrooks to get healthy. The team has Stephen Drew at shortstop, Xander Bogaerts at third, so Middlebrooks won't have regular at-bats when he returns.
 
6/11/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is ready to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. SOURCE: Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal
Insight: What happens after that remains to be seen. While Middlebrooks was recovering from a broken finger, the Red Sox went ahead and signed Stephen Drew to play shortstop. That facilitated Xander Bogaerts' move to third base, the same position Middlebrooks plays. With this logjam taking place on the left side of the infield, it's unlikely Middlebrooks (.268, 3 HR, 21 RBI) will see regular at bats when he returns.
 
5/17/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has a non-displaced fracture in his right index finger, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com.
Insight: He's been placed on the disabled list and will be reevaluated in 5-7 days to determine a timetable. The third baseman was hit by a pitch last Saturday and played the last four games with the injury. Brock Holt has been called up to take his place on the roster.
 
5/11/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was a late scratch from Sunday's game.
Insight: Middlebrooks was hit with a pitch on Saturday night and its still sore. This doesn't appear to be too serious. We are waiting for Middlebrooks return to his 2012 production level.
 
4/25/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been activated from the 15-day disabled list and should move right back into the starting lineup.
Insight: Jonathan Herrera and his .207 batting average will take a seat.
 
4/20/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: According to Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will begin a rehab assignment on Monday.
Insight: Lauber didn't mention where the rehab assignment will take place but we're betting he'll end up in Triple-A Pawtucket. The plan is for Middlebrooks, who has been out with a strained calf, to return to the majors by next weekend. With Shane Victorino (strained hamstring) also close to returning, Boston has some important roster decisions to make.
 
4/6/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day DL.
Insight: Middlebrooks is out with a strained calf. Former Rockies infielder Jonathan Herrera has started the last two games at third base for Boston.
 
4/6/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been diagnosed with a calf strain, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.
Insight: Middlebrooks was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to the injury. He'll undergo an MRI Sunday morning.
 
4/5/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was scratched from Saturday's lineup due to a right calf cramp, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
Insight: Boston also scratched Mike Carp (lower-back tightness) and David Ortiz is getting the night off, so Daniel Nava (1B), Jonny Gomes (LF) and Jonathan Herrera (3B) all started.
 
3/31/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has never gotten a hit against Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: In fact, in 14 plate appearances, he's never even reached base against him. Middlebrooks represents one of the biggest question marks in Boston's lineup after struggling to a .227 average in 348 at bats last season.
 
Cold10/17/2013 6:14:00 PM
Description: Boston will be without third baseman Will Middlebrooks on Thursday.
Insight: Manager John Farrell has benched him in favor of rookie Xander Bogaerts. It seems like the right move as Middlebrooks is hitting a mere .174 this postseason. Middlebrooks could be available as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement if the Red Sox get desperate in the late innings.
 
Cold10/8/2013 10:37:00 AM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is 1-for-12 with eight strikeouts against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Don't be surprised if he gets the night off, but if he doesn't then you should avoid this unfavorable matchup.
 
Cold9/18/2013 5:15:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is back in the lineup after missing Tuesday's game with the flu.
Insight: He'll hit seventh Wednesday against Orioles lefthander Wei-Yin Chen. The 25-year-old is hitless in his last 17 at bats.
 
9/18/2013 9:50:00 AM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks did not play Tuesday and is questionable for Wednesday's game against Baltimore with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: He last played on Saturday. Rookie Xander Bogaerts is batting .286 with a .779 OPS over 14 games and will likely man the position while Middlebrooks is sidelined.
 
9/16/2013 11:48:00 AM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is questionable for Tuesday's game against Baltimore with flu-like symptoms.
Insight: He missed Sunday's game. Rookie Xander Bogaerts started in Middlebrooks' place and went 2-for-3 with a couple of runs scored and a stolen base.
 
Cold9/15/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Sunday against New York. SOURCE: Boston Herald
Insight: He's battling the flu. Rookie Xander Bogaerts will get the start in Middlebrooks' place.
 
Hot9/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox are sitting third baseman Will Middlebrooks Thursday against the Rays.
Insight: He's just 1-for-12 against Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson and 0-for-8 over his last two games. However, he's batting .337 with six homers and a .970 OPS in 28 games since returning from his minor league exile.
 
Hot9/8/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Will Middlebrooks continued his torrid September with another big game Sunday against New York.
Insight: The Red Sox third baseman homered off Mariano Rivera in the ninth to extend the game another half inning. He's hit .464 during his seven-game hitting streak.
 
Hot9/7/2013 8:10:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is 11-for-25 (.440) with three homers and eight RBI in September.
Insight: Middlebrooks was demoted after hitting .192 over the first 53 games this season, but the Red Sox kept their faith in him and brought him back up to be the starting third baseman in August. In 25 games since returning to the majors, Middlebrooks has hit .357 with five homers and 15 RBI.
 
9/4/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks slugged a grand slam off Al Alburquerque of the Detroit Tigers Wednesday night.
Insight: Middlebrooks went 3-for-5 in the game and is 24-for-70 (.343) with three homers in 22 games since returning from the minors.