Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:22:20 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts may still play shortstop in 2014, but the club wants to get him right at the plate before considering it. The likeliest scenario for him playing shortstop would be against a left-handed pitcher.
Fantasy Tip: A lot depends on the status of Will Middlebrooks (finger), where Brock Holt will play, and whether they still value Stephen Drew (maybe he'll be traded). Bogaerts isn't starter-worthy right now in most mixed leagues.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:38:10 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) went 1-for-3 while playing seven innings at third base with Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, July 9. He has hit safely in six of seven rehab games since starting his rehab assignment July 1, going 6-for-22 with a double, triple, home run, three runs scored, three RBIs and two walks. Middlebrooks could see some time in the outfield at Pawtucket, but he'll remain at third base for now.
Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Middlebrooks back in the majors anytime soon. The Red Sox have said that they don't want to rush him back.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:27:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks isn't expected to return to the team soon, as general manager Ben Cherington doesn't seem to be in a rush to bring him back. The team has talked about Middlebrooks playing other positions, and Cherington said he "needs at-bats."
Fantasy Tip: As long as Middlebrooks remains in the minors, that's good news for Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts. The only place you should be hanging onto Middlebrooks is deep AL-only formats.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:21:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) played at third base for Triple-A Pawtucket Monday, July 7, for only the second time in the field in the last four days dues to swelling in his fractured right index finger.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:26:02 -0700
Multiple teams have expressed interest recently in trading for Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks but the team is reluctant to move him.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:53:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) has been limited to designated hitter during his rehab assignment because of swelling in his right index finger.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:47:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) will resume his rehab for Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, July 1, as the designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: His return could impact the playing time of the struggling Xander Bogaerts, so see if WMB is available in your deep league if you need a power speculation.
Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:07:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) has been shut down from his rehab assignment and will have to start over after his finger discomfort subsides.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:55:44 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) has missed his last three rehab games with Triple-A Pawtucket because of swelling in his fractured right index finger. The swelling has prevented him from throwing a ball.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:12:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Xander Bogaerts was dropped to seventh in the order Tuesday, June 24.
Fantasy Tip: He has been struggling of late (5-for-52 stretch) and, while it's hard to think he'll lose playing time because of his top-prospect status, he's not doing himself any favors as Will Middlebrooks (finger) inches toward a return. At least SS Stephen Drew is stuck in the mud, too, so that provides hope Bogaerts will remain in the lineup.