Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Exactly one year ago the Boston Red Sox faced a difficult decision, what should happen with Will Middlebrooks? The management came together and decided that the best decision for both Middlebrooks and the team was to send him down to Pawtucket to continue to develop. Last spring training Middlebrooks proved that he was ready to play in the Major Leagues but because of a surplus of talent at the third base position he continued to play for Pawtucket. By his call up to Boston in May, Middlebrooks had compiled 100 AB, hitting a .333 average with 9 home runs. After his call up Middlebrooks hit for a .288 average and had an OBP (On Base Percentage) of .835. Middlebrooks is now expected to be a cornerstone for the franchise at the hot corner, and a powerful bat in the middle of the teams lineup. This season the Red Sox management have a similar decision to make, this time involving the promising Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley Jr. entered training camp as a long shot to make the Opening Day ro...
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