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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.
Anyways, Boston.com reported that Lowell readily showed up in his No.25 jersey, very excited to share some wisdom with the enthusiastic 24-year-old Will Middlebrooks. Lowell also spent some time with the media, explaining what exactly he was doing with the young star:
"Pedroia mentioned to Will that we have good reputation of turning double plays. Spoke to him and (infield coach) Brian Butterfield this morning. Maybe something I say may trigger doing something better on his part. He's very impressive. He has the makings of being an outstanding player," Lowell said.
Lowell said offensively "the b...
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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.
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Will Middlebrooks continued to say he was fine and that Red Sox medical staff and trainers told him there's nothing structurally wrong with his right wrist.
But the Red Sox were also exercising caution after...
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...
Had you told me last April that Will Middlebrooks would be the 2013 starting third baseman for the Red Sox, my first question would have been: Will who?? In a disastrous 2012 season for the Red Sox, one of the few bright spots was the emergence of the third baseman who hit .288 in 75 games for Boston.
Middlebrooks got an opportunity in the big leagues after Youkilis went down at...
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...
Sweet mother of Jesus that didn't take long. It looks like Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks has been diagnosed with a sore right wrist and will be reevaluated on Thursday. This coming after Middlebrooks stated that his "wrist was fine, if you guys were wondering" in a video Joel Trunfio posted earlier today.
Right wrist "soreness'' for Will...
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.
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The Boston Globe - (which I plan to buy, as soon as I can unload the Syracuse Herald-Journal) - has the goods on a new rule of baseball economics: Let your team fall apart, and the fans won't automatically show up.Having missed the playoffs for two years straight, the Redsocks are seeing a 10 percent decline in season ticket sales. So what are the great Yankee rivals doing? Among...
With as many high-priced, well-known players as the Red Sox have, finding a player to call an x-factor might be a little tough. Ortiz, Pedroia, Ellsbury, Victorino, Lester, Buchholz...all of these guys are expected to be key parts of the team in 2013.
My x-factor for the Boston Red Sox in 2013 is Will Middlebrooks.
Alright, I don't know how much of an x-factor Middlebrooks...
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...
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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