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While we still wait for news on the extent of Will Middlebrooks' wrist injury (so far, positive reports), let's take a look at how prepared the Sox are to backup the young third baseman. Wrist injuries can be re-occurring and nag throughout the season, so even if Middlebrooks is fine for now, it will be hard to count on him for 162 games.
The Boring Options:
- Pedro Ciriaco seems to be the clubhouse leader as the backup infielder, but do Sox fans really feel comfortable with him playing every day if WMB's injury is bad enough?
- Brock Holt would appear to be the second choice to replace Middlebrooks. He is a career .317 hitter (.381 OBP and .427 SLG) in parts of four minor league seasons, but has never played 3B at the professional level.
- Could old friend Drew Sutton also get a chance? The 29 year-old is in Red Sox camp vying for a job, and hit .315 with an .807 OPS for the Red Sox in 31 games back in 2011; he has played 22 out of his 105 major league games at...
BEST OF MAXIM
It seems he's alright, but Will Middlebrooks left last night's game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox in pain and favoring his previously fractured wrist. Middlebrooks checked his swing in the first inning of the game and immediately felt pain in the wrist. Fortunately, it seems there wasn't any damage done.
According to Mike Silverman of the...
Will Middlebrooks‘ first year in the majors ended prematurely because of a wrist injury. Unfortunately, 2013 isn’t starting off much better for the promising third baseman.
Middlebrooks exited Wednesday’s spring training game against the Orioles with an injury. It’s unclear at this point what type of injury Middlebrooks suffered or how serious the injury is, but the 24-year...
I wouldn't necessarily say that this is a bold prediction. I'm sure plenty of fans would agree with me on this one because of production, attitude, and leadership. Last season when a majority of team failed to provide a spark or even a small glimpse of hope, Will Middlebrooks emerged from the minor leagues and brought life to the Red Sox. With his trademark "Wake and...
It was déjà vu all over again.
When Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday night’s spring training game with a right wrist injury, the fear was that the third baseman had aggravated the same injury that sent him to the disabled list last year. Middlebrooks was having a stellar rookie season and was one of the few bright spots on the team before breaking his wrist in August.
Will Middlebrooks threw his helmet in disgust. The young third baseman thought, at least for a second, that the hard work he put in during the offseason while recovering from a wrist injury was all for nothing.
Middlebrooks, who missed the tail end of 2012 with a broken right wrist, gave Red Sox fans quite the scare on Wednesday when he exited Boston’s spring training game against...
When Will Middlebrooks exited Wednesday’s game with a wrist injury, it was only natural to begin cycling through potential replacements. Fortunately, Middlebrooks checked out OK, but the scare did highlight the lack of third base options the Red Sox have beyond the 24-year-old.
Manager John Farrell is ready to move forward with what he has on the roster, though. According to the...
The list of former Red Sox players joining the current squad at Spring Training just added another fan-favorite; former third baseman and '07 World Series MVP, Mike Lowell. According to Lowell, Pedroia sent him the invitation, to which he delightedly accepted. Pedroia seems to really be accepting his role as the leader of this ballclub, which they seriously need.
The Boston Red Sox got a big scare last night when third baseman Will Middlebrooks dropped his bat and clutched his wrist after a check swing in the first inning of last night's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Middlebrooks said he was fine after the game but it appears the Red Sox are sending him to a wrist specialist just to be sure. WMB stated it's possible that...
Tonight the Red Sox take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in another spring training exhibition game at JetBlue Park starting at 7:05pm ET. Here are a few notes and things to watch for during tonight's game.
Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup. While the 24-year old third baseman was cleared for full participation the Red Sox are doing the smart thing by keeping him under a watchful...
Will Middlebrooks‘ injury dominated the headlines following Wednesday’s game against the Orioles, but he wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox who came away from the spring training contest a little banged up.
Jonny Gomes banged into the outfield fence and cut his knee, which required three stitches, according to manager John Farrell. The minor injury presumably occurred when...
Spring Training so far certainly has a theme going on this year..."Alumni Weekend".
...Tuesday morning, there was another familiar face back in a Boston
uniform for the first time since he retired in 2010: Mike Lowell.
Former teammate Dustin Pedroia reached out to Lowell recently and
asked him to come in and work with third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Check out this pretty sweet video of the sounds of Boston Red Sox players at spring training.
Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are mic'd up during the video.
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