Found September 06, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
At the deadline, the Boston Red Sox were looking to acquire relief pitchers. They had acquired left-handed relief pitcher Matt Thornton from the White Sox, but they weren't done searching for more relievers. The Boston Red Sox rejected a trade that would have netted them Francisco Rodriguez from the Brewers, according to CBS Sports' Danny Knobler. In exchange for Rodriguez, the Red Sox would have sent Will Middlebrooks to Milwaukee. When these offers were being exchanged, Middlebrooks was with Triple-A Pawtucket. He was struggling and hadn't played like he did in his first season with the Sox. The Red Sox could have easily given up on Middlebrooks, but general manager Ben Cherington chose to stick with Middlebrooks and what a wise decision that has turned out to be. Since being called back up on August 10, Middlebrooks is hitting .347 with four home runs and 14 RBI's. Middlebrooks is finally starting to play like he did last year and that is definitely helping the Red Sox. With Middlebrooks playing well and the Red Sox offense scoring runs left and right, the Red Sox are becoming an even scarier team as the playoffs near which is a scary thought. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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