Sun, 03 Nov 2013 10:30:53 -0800
Miami Marlins general manager Daniel Jennings indicated the team has interest in Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Mark Trumbo and Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:22:02 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts is starting at third base over 3B Will Middlebrooks in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series Thursday, Oct. 17.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:39:25 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday, Oct. 11, that 3B Will Middlebrooks will start in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:36:34 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks played first base for the first time Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays. "I've never played first in my life," he said before the game. "The hardest thing for me is going to be how to try to hold runners on, which way to stand with my footwork." Middlebrooks went 0-for-4 at the plate with two strikeouts and did not commit any errors.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:09:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (flu) is feeling better and expects to return to the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 18.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 17:08:08 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (illness) was out of the lineup Sunday, Sept. 15, against the New York Yankees due to the flu.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 22:37:19 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said 3B Will Middlebrooks would play second base in the event of an emergency. There is currently no backup behind 2B Dustin Pedroia.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:55:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks is hitting ninth in the order Friday, Aug. 1, for the sixth time in as many games since he was called up from the minors. However, he could move closer toward the middle of the order with the team struggling against southpaws. "That possibility certainly exists," manager John Farrell said. "He's going to tell us when he's ready. As we've seen of late, the bottom half of the lineup has fluctuated a little bit, trying to ride a little bit more of the hot hand at times and when the matchups present themselves to be an advantage. That can happen in time." Middlebrooks is 7-for-18 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs since coming up.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks is a streaky hitter, but he's hot right now. If he's still on your waiver wire, he could be of use until he cools off. He swings and misses plenty, too, so beware of him cooling off quickly. As long as he's playing every day, Middlebrooks should be owned in cavernous mixed leagues.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:42:44 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are expected to place 3B Brandon Snyder (undisclosed) on the 15-day disabled list, to make room on the 25-man roster for 3B Will Middlebrooks, according to a major league source.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 12:38:48 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have recalled 3B Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Pawtucket. He will be in the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Aug. 10, batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks was batting .268 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 45 games for Pawtucket after beginning the year in the majors and struggling mightily, hitting .192 with nine homers and 45 RBIs. Expect him to hold on to the starting job at the hot corner in Boston for the remainder of the season and add him to your roster in AL-only leagues if he's still available.