Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 8/14/13
Sam Galanis Contributing Writer It came as a shock to many when Will Middlebrooks was called back up from Pawtucket on Saturday. However one person who wasn’t surprised was PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina. “He played hard down here and he earned it -- no doubt,” DiSarcina said according to ESPN Boston. “It wasn’t by default.” Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images Middlebrooks has had a tough year. He was the bright spot of the horrendous 2012, hitting .288 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in 75 games. Still that didn’t stop fans from being bitter that he was cited as the reason for trading the beloved Kevin Youkilis. And when he started off 2013 in a sophomore slump, that seemed to be all the media could harken back to: He was supposed to be the next big thing. “It’s easy to fall into that sense of entitlement trap,” said DiSarcina. “Where you feel like you’ve played three good months and you’re going into camp and it’s your job. It’s so easy because he had such a good year, but you ca
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