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Thu, 16 May 2013 15:19:06 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (ribs) had a double and a home run Wednesday, May 15, and although he said he's still having trouble catching his breath and sleeping on his right side, it appears as though he's coming out of a slump that had his average at .200 and his on-base percentage sitting at .231. "Whether it coincides with the collision, and I mean that with all sincerity, he's not pulling off the ball as much," manager John Farrell said. "He's staying to the middle of the field, and that's when his power really shows and the bat stays in the zone longer."
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks has realistic 30-homer power at the hot corner, but his streakiness can become a problem for his fantasy baseball owners. He's typically been a slow starter in the minors, too, so keep that in mind. Middlebrooks' average was added by a fortunate hit rate last year, so don't expect him to repeat that.
Thu, 09 May 2013 12:25:55 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (ribs) and C David Ross (quadriceps) are in the starting lineup Thursday, May 9.
Wed, 08 May 2013 18:57:23 -0700
The Boston Red Sox are waiting for MRI results on 3B Will Middlebrooks' (ribs) injured ribs. The team does not believe his injury is serious.
Wed, 08 May 2013 12:26:38 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (ribs) does not have any rib fractures and is being listed as day-to-day by manager John Farrell. Middlebrooks isn't playing Wednesday, May 8, however. C David Ross (quadriceps) is also day-to-day.
Fantasy Tip: If you own Middlebrooks, you need to get used to the fact that he's a streaky hitter and injury-prone. Have plenty of backup options at corner infield or third base as a result.
Tue, 07 May 2013 20:38:55 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (side) suffered an injury to his right side in a collision with a teammate Tuesday, May 7, forcing him to leave the game. Manager John Farrell said Middlebrooks left as a precaution, but he is getting an X-ray and CT scan.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:11:13 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks is in a 2-for-31 slump and is sitting the bench Thursday, April 18. OF Jackie Bradley is also on the bench for the third straight game. Bradley is expected to return to the minors when DH David Ortiz (heels, Achilles') returns from the disabled list, possibly Friday, April 19.
Fantasy Tip: Middlebrooks is prone to stretches like this because of his lack of consistent contact. He also doesn't have the best hitting eye at the dish. It wouldn't be a bad idea to bench him until he gets going again.
Bradley can be dropped in all formats other than very deep AL-only leagues if you have the room to stash him. He's looked overmatched in the early going despite impressing everyone in spring training. Bradley is the future of the BoSox's outfield, but he may not be back up until later this season, unless there is an injury.
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:53:11 -0700
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks smacked three home runs Sunday, April 7, against the Toronto Blue Jays, finishing with four hits and four RBIs. A Sox player has hit three homers in a game 26 times, and the last was 2B Dustin Pedroia, who accomplished the feat June 24, 2010, on the road against the Colorado Rockies. Middlebrooks is the youngest Sox player to go yard thrice since Hall of Famer Jim Rice turned the trick Aug. 29, 1977, also at age 24.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:19:32 -0800
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) is expected to play Saturday, March 2.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:17:20 -0800
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) isn't playing Friday, March 1, but he said his wrist feels fine.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:14:50 -0800
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team isn't looking to add any depth at third base after 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) was injured Wednesday, Feb. 27. "How do we feel about it?" Farrell said. "Well, when you get into the depth behind Will, we're looking at more utility-like guys rather than someone who would profile at that position long-term. We're confident with the people in camp. There's no additions in camp that are being contemplated or imminent. That's kind of where we are." INF Pedro Ciriaco would likely be the next in line if Middlebrooks were to miss any time. Middlebrooks will wear a protective batting glove on his wrist moving forward.