Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.191
 
Career Avg.
.237
Name  Will Middlebrooks
Born  9/9/1988
Height  6-3
Weight  220
Number  16
Position  3B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/20/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is hitless in 18 at-bats against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Insight: Middlebrooks has done nothing this season in limited at-bats this season (.188, 2 HR, 19 RBI) . He likely won't be in the starting lineup anyway.
 
9/10/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is questionable for Wednesday's game against Baltimore having caught the bug that's been going around the Red Sox clubhouse.
Insight: It's a shame as Middlebrooks has an excellent matchup Wednesday against Wei-Yin Chen. He's a career .421 hitter against the Orioles left-hander. Update: Middlebrooks is not in the lineup.
 
9/10/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is questionable for Wednesday's game against Baltimore having caught the bug that's been going around the Red Sox clubhouse.
Insight: It's a shame as Middlebrooks has an excellent matchup Wednesday against Wei-Yin Chen. He's a career .421 hitter against the Orioles left-hander.
 
8/21/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels.
Insight: Middlebrooks is still being bothered by tightness in his right hamstring. He left Tuesday's game looking uncomfortable after beating out a single. He's considered day-to-day.
 
8/19/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game with an apparent injury, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. UPDATE: Middlebrooks has right hamstring tightness.
Insight: Middlebrooks looked uncomfortable after beating out a single and exited the game after being checked by the trainer. He's gone 8-for-46 (.174) with two RBI since he returned from the disabled list.
 
8/1/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: When Middlebrooks broke his finger on May 16, he was hitting .197 with two homers and nine RBI in 71 at-bats. He should get his 3B spot back with Xander Bogaerts moving back to shortstop.
 
7/31/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be back Friday, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.
Insight: When Middlebrooks broke his finger on May 16, he was hitting .197 with two homers and nine RBI in 71 at-bats and he's batted .231 with four homers, eight RBI and a 30/6 K/BB in 104 at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket. There's no reason to add him in fantasy.
 
7/31/2014 7:18:00 PM
Description: Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be back Friday, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. Boston traded Stephen Drew to the Yankees Thursday, allowing Xander Bogaerts to move from third base to shortstop and opening up a spot for Middlebrooks.
Insight: When Middlebrooks broke his finger on May 16, he was hitting .197 with two homers and nine RBI in 71 at-bats and he's batted .231 with four homers, eight RBI and a 30/6 K/BB in 104 at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket. There's no reason to add him in fantasy.
 
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.