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John Farrell waited for Will Middlebrooks to figure things out, but now he’s taking the matter out of his control.
Middlebrooks was optioned to AAA, swapping roster spots with first base/outfielder Brandon Snyder. José Iglesias will take over the hot corner for the time being.
Middlebrooks leaves the majors with a .192 average, with 19 runs, nine home runs, and 25 runs batted in. He struggled with a back injury earlier in the season, and could never get going again.
Iglesias’s hot hitting probably made the decision a little easier. He is still batting .426 with 18 runs in just 34 games. He became the primary option when Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list, and played so well that the Red Sox traded Pedro Ciriaco to the San Diego Padres. After the two third basemen rotated in and out of the lineup, Iglesias slowly squeezed more at bats out of the rotations.
Middlebrooks has time to straighten things out, but a month in Pawtucket may not be a bad thing.
(Photo Courtesy of Matt Stone/Boston Herald)
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BOSTON—According to a report from Aaron Gleeman of the Hardball Talk blog on NBCSports.com, the Boston Red Sox have demoted third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket. This comes a little over two weeks after he was called up from Pawtucket. Prior to that, he had been on the disabled list since May 24. First baseman Brandon Snyder has been called up from the Pawsox...
It seemed inevitable, and it happened. Will Middlebrooks has been optioned to Pawtucket due to terrible offensive numbers this season.
The Red Sox have optioned third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple A
Pawtucket and purchased the contract of infielder Brandon Snyder.
Middlebrooks is hitting .192 this season with a .617 OPS and lost his
position to Jose Iglesias...
The Pawtucket Red Sox are surging and are riding high right now winning 10 out of their last 11 games. Pawtucket welcome third baseman Will Middlebrooks to the lineup after he was demoted to the team from Boston. Middlebrooks wasn't playing much as of late for the Red Sox and will get a fair share of at bats with the Pawsox. He said before the game he doesn't know how long...
The Boston Red Sox have decided that the best remedy to get third baseman Will Middlebrooks on track is some time in the minor leagues and the team optioned the 24-year-old to AAA Pawtucket today and purchased the contract of infielder Brandon Snyder.Middelbrooks has struggled in 2013 hitting .192 with a .617 OPS, and has not played in five of the last six games.Jose Iglesias who...
Will Middlebrooks (left) has been demoted to Pawtucket, while Jose Iglesias is staying put (Getty Images)
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