Found June 25, 2013 on Ted's Army:
AP Photo 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 after going on the disabled list with a lower back strain in May. He had not played in five of the last six games. The 24-year-old was expected to be a middle-of-the-order hitter for the Sox this season but never got on track. Sitting on the bench in the major leagues was restricting his development. Who would have thought that Jose Iglesias would out-perform Will Middlebrooks at the place, leading to Will's demotion. Certainly not me. Is this a result of the injury? Or, does he just plain suck for some reason? Whatever the cause for the terrible performance, it has resulted in a short trip down I-95 to AAA. This may be perfect for Will. Going to Pawtucket, where he played well during his rehab performance, to regain what he has lost since last season. We can only hope he can regain the spark he had in 2012. Confirmation of full time Jose Iglesias (for now) is just what the Ted's Army crew needed to lift our spirits. Yeah, I'm finally on the Jose Iglesias train, and I love it.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Middlebrooks puts on his PawSox: Iglesias stays put

Will Middlebrooks (left) has been demoted to Pawtucket, while Jose Iglesias is staying put (Getty Images) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Another day, another twist in the ongoing Red Sox saga at the hot corner. Tuesday afternoon, the Sox optioned struggling incumbent third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, adding more security to Jose Iglesias’s tenure...

Buchholz Has Setback During Bullpen, Gets MRI

Buchholz Tuesday (FN Photo)More bad news about the best starting pitcher on the Red Sox. In a bullpen session today, Clay Buchholz felt "discomfort" after throwing only 18 pitches and was shut down again. The Red Sox sent the right-hander to get an MRI on his neck on Wednesday afternoon. No word yet on any results. This prolonged absence from the rotation is highly troubling...

'Rocky Mountain Fry'; Sox Pound Colorado, 11-4

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Ryan Dempster must be wondering why the Red Sox can't support him like this all the time. Boston pounded out a season-high twenty hits on the way to smiting the Rockies at Fenway, 11-4. Four different Red Sox players collected three hits (Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Iglesias), while Pedroia knocked in four runs in the rout. Dempster...

Your Morning Dump...where Farrell has a funny idea of rebuilding Bailey's confidence

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. So much for using Andrew Bailey in low-pressure situations. After blowing three saves in a 10-day span, Bailey was displaced from the Red Sox’ closer role last Friday, at which time manager John Farrell admitted...

Boston Red Sox return home looking to get back on track vs. Rockies

Despite dropping three out of four games in Detroit over the weekend, the Red Sox begin their eight game homestand in first place by two and half games and welcome the surprising Colorado Rockies to Fenway Park for a brief two game series. This series will mark the first both teams have faced each other in Boston since Game 1 and 2 of the 2007 World Series, in which the Red Sox won...

Red Sox Fan Multitasks, Catches Foul Ball While Having Cell Phone Conversation (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. There’s a reason some fans bring their own baseball glove to the ballpark — because a foul ball could come flying their way at any point during the game. Especially if you are in the front row down the foul line. One Red Sox fan had an extremely important phone call he had to take (we are assuming) during the first inning of Tuesday’s...

Red Sox 11, Rockies 4

Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs and had three of Boston's season-high 20 hits, and Ryan Dempster took advantage of an early cushion that kept getting bigger for the Red Sox in their 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Mike Napoli added two RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava and Jose Iglesias joined Pedroia with three hits apiece as the Red Sox gave...

Recap: Sox slug their way to 11-4 win over Rockies

The Red Sox didn't have to worry about their biggest weakness tonight, as the game was put away before the bullpen got involved. Boston won 11-4 while compiling 20 hits off four Rockies pitchers. Juan Nicasio started, but lasted just two and a third innings as the Sox pummeled him for 12 hits and seven runs. Each ensuing reliever walked at least one, gave up multiple hits, and...

Fantasy Stock Report: Leonys Martin, Jose Iglesias

The fantasy stock report is a weekly article that will provide insight on particular hitters or pitchers whose stock is either rising or falling based on recent performances. This week we’ll look at a pair of Cuban hitters that have recently received more playing time: Jose Iglesias and Leonys Martin. BULLISH- Jose IglesiasWelcome to the show Jose! With all of the attention...

Fenway Sports Management Names Jennifer Flynn Head Counsel

The sports marketing arm of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management, announced that it has hired Jennifer Flynn as general counsel. Flynn will also continue in her role as assistant general counsel and senior vice president of the Boston Red Sox. “Jen’s keen ability to handle and advise on a broad range of complex matters has been key to our business growth and success...

Game 79: Rockies at Red Sox - Reminiscing about '07, Sox-Rox Battle

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Welcome home, Red Sox. The American League-leading Boston Red Sox (45-33) return to Fenway Park for nine-game home-stand and get it kicked off with an interleague matchup against the Colorado Rockies (39-38). The Sox and Rox clash at Fenway for the first time since the 2007 World Series, when the Red Sox swept the first two games on their way to...

Game 80: Rockies at Red Sox - The mountains turn blue!

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer That was the start the Boston Red Sox (46-33) needed to kick-off their nine-game home-stand. The Sox pounded out 20 hits en route to an 11-4 win over the Colorado Rockies (39-39). The finale of this short two-game series pits Boston’s John Lackey against the Rockies’ Roy Oswalt. Lackey is 4-5 this season, but boasts a 3.03 ERA. The Sox will...

Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't surprised that his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are working their way back into contention in the AL East. Farrell will also be hoping that Jon Lester can return to the form he has displayed against Toronto this year in Thursday night's opener of a four-game set at Fenway Park. Although Toronto (39-38) is still in last place...

Oww Oww Uehara

Sean Riley Contributing Writer New closer, Koji Uehara, proves to be the right choice by manager John Farrell in his first opportunity to close today against the Rockies. Uehara closed out Boston's 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies with a perfect 9th inning including two strikeouts. Koji looked extremely comfortable as the closer for the Sox which wouldn't surprise many...

John Farrell Ejected After Umpires Rule Daniel Nava Catch, Drop on Transfer as Error (Video)

Most of the time, umpire error has minor significance on the outcome of an MLB game. This is not once of those instances. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox and Tigers were all knotted up at 4-4. Avisail Garcia led off the inning by skying a fly ball deep to right field. Daniel Nava camped under it and pulled the ball in basket style. As he was taking the baseball out...
Red Sox News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.