Found June 10, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
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Every day, it’s looking more and more like the time of Jose Iglesias is an inevitability. Like Jackie Bradley Jr. in spring training, the prognostications for the young shortstop are becoming not “if” Iglesias will make an impact in the big leagues, but “when.” Also like Bradley in the spring, Iglesias has thoroughly forced the issue, making a valid case that he should be seeing regular playing time now, not some time down the road.
However, though Iglesias has done everything within his power to prove that he deserves the chance to star every day for Boston, the unfortunate truth is the options the team has — Stephen Drew at shortstop and Will Middlebrooks at third base — are better alternatives to help the team win right now.
Before going any further, it needs to be unequivocally stated that Iglesias has done his part, showing significant improvement with the bat to the point that he’s earned regular plate appearances. While his glove is as golden as ever, Iglesias has addressed t...
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Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesBoth Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew have over 100 more at-bats than Jose Iglesias. Despite that edge in playing time, Drew has exactly six more hits (41) and Middlebrooks one more (36) than Iglesias (35). If you want to add some fancy-schmanzy sabermetrics into the equation, Iglesias has a WAR of 1.7—exactly the same as Drew and far superior to...
Well, Jose Iglesias did not "ride the pine" very long. Manager John Farrell has re-inserted the defensive (and now offensive) whiz in the Red Sox lineup. Iglesias will hit ninth and play third base—one day after the return of Will Middlebrooks. Mike Napoli returns to first base after taking Monday off, and David Ross will spell the red-hot Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind...
It seems Jose Iglesias will be getting his shot as a utility infielder. Iglesias stepped up into the role in the absence of injured Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, and made a sound case for why he should get to stick with the big league club.
Iglesias’ success seems to be a blessing and a curse for manager John Farrell, who benefits from Iglesias’ strong play but also...
@nickcafardo - Boston GlobeThere it is, folks. Middlebrooks in, Iglesias out. This doesn't necessarily mean Jose will be sent back down to Pawtucket, he will likely stick around to platoon. Ciriaco will likely be the odd man out. In his 5 game with Pawtucket, Will Middlebrooks went 5-for-17, with 2 homers, and 6 RBI.
The Sox made it very clear that Middlebrooks would be inserted...
The Jose Iglesias-Will Middlebrooks-Stephen Drew conundrum will be a prominent storyline following the Red Sox over the next few weeks.
Middlebrooks, in his first game back from a rehab stint in Pawtucket, got the start at third base Monday night in Tampa Bay, and he and Drew both struggled at the plate in Boston’s 14-inning win. The two infielders combined to go 2-for-13 with...
After missing 16 games, Will Middlebrooks is back in the Red Sox lineup.
The third baseman was placed on the disabled list with a low back strain in late May, and finished his five-game rehab assignment in time to be activated for Monday night’s game against the Rays. Middlebrooks had five hits, two home runs and six RBIs in 17 at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Will Middlebrooks is officially off of the disabled list and back in the Red Sox lineup. Middlebrooks was activated from the DL and will make the start for the Red Sox tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays. Middlebrooks’ was placed on the DL in late May after suffering a lower back strain against the Cleveland Indians.
In lineup posted outside Red Sox clubhouse Will Middlebrooks...
Jose Iglesias has earned what seems to be a very steady role on the Red Sox 25 man roster. With the return of Will Middlebrooks from injury many expected Iglesias to stay in the bigs with his hot bat and Pedro Ciriaco become the odd man out. This will not be the typical utility infielder most are used to seeing on a big league team. Manager John Farrell...
Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been reactivated from the disabled list and will return to the starting lineup in Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day DL two weeks ago with a lower back strain and has appeared in five games for Triple-A Pawtucket, in which he batted .294 with two home runs and six RBI.Prior to landing...
(Photo: John E. Sokolowski, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON-- According to a tweet from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is back from his rehab assignment with the Pawtucket Red Sox, while multi-purpose utility man Pedro Ciriaco has been designated for assignment. Cafardo tweeted this regarding the move earlier today. Pedro Ciriaco...
(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)It's hard to tell which of the two debacles was most responsible for Boston's 9-5 loss this afternoon. Was is the fact that they stranded 14 runners on base against a crappy starter? Or was it the four runs that were walked in by Red Sox pitching? Hard to tell really. The result was that a stirring ninth-inning mini-comeback fell way short due...
2:45 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks is back, and the odd man out, as has been speculated, is Pedro Ciriaco.
Ciriaco had his shining moments last season on a team that had little else to offer, but he hasn’t been anything but an average fill-in on the big league roster this year. With Jose Iglesias playing some truly inspired baseball in Middlebrooks’ absence, it only made sense to keep...
The Red Sox’ lineup is nearly back to full strength.
Shane Victorino is back after a day off on Sunday and Will Middlebrooks has returned after a stint on the 15-day disabled list. The only piece missing is Mike Napoli, who has a day off after finding himself in a slump for the past week. In the past six games, Napoli is 3-for-21 without an extra-base hit.
Mike Carp, who has heated...
The Boston Red Sox travel to Tropicana field for the second time this season with more-or-less the team that came into the season. Shane Victorino, Will Middlebrooks, and Stephen Drew are all healthy and hitting pretty well, while John Lackey is putting the injury scares behind him.
Boston has only lost once to the Rays in six games so far this year, and have not lost a series yet...
The Boston Red Sox (39-25) begin a seven game road trip tonight in Tampa. The Rays (34-28) currently trail the first place Sox by four games in the American League East.
With three games against the Rays and four against the Orioles in Baltimore, the Red Sox could create some distance or find themselves in fourth place by the end of the week.