Found May 10, 2013 on Baseball News Source:
Will Middlebrooks, the third base middle-of-the-order bat for the Boston Red Sox, was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game after colliding with backup catcher, David Ross. Middlebrooks, who has developed a reputation for being injury prone in his young career, stayed in the game immediately after the collision (Ross left immediately) in the fifth inning, but eventually came out two innings later in exchange for Pedrio Ciriaco. After a day off Middlebrooks was 1-for-4 while hitting seventh in the Red Sox 5-3 loss to the Twins.Ross was hitless in 3 at bats. Middlebrooks is hitting .194/.229/.379 with six home rums and 12 BI Fantasy Play: It’s too early to draw any conclusions on Middlebrooks’ situation since it’s just being diagnosed as the always unhelpful “side  pain”. Middlebrooks is a Keeper when he’s healthy and not chasing balls out of the zone, but it’s beneficial to be cautious with his playing status going forward  at the very least.

Report: Third baseman Middlebrooks playing with separated rib

  BOSTON—The maxim “No pain, no gain” is certainly applicable in sports. For Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, he is indeed playing with pain. According to a report from WEEI’s Full Count blog, he has been playing with a separated rib. This means that his rib bone has been torn from the cartilage that connects it to the sternum.  This causes Middlebrooks to have...

What's wrong with Will Middlebrooks?

Announcers love the sophomore slump. It's easy to diagnose, so they throw out a few lines about the league adjusting to the player, and the player failing to make the proper adjustments in return. Case closed. There's no need to dig any deeper. They player just needs to adjust. Middlebrooks also has the injury angle, since he broke his wrist last year. It's impossible...

Red Sox Appear to Have Dodged Bullet, As Losing Will Middlebrooks for Extended Period Would Be Disastrous

Will Middlebrooks is off to a very rough start, yet he is still one of the most important players in the Red Sox’ lineup. Nothing makes that more evident than when Boston is faced with the idea of not having the third baseman. Middlebrooks collided with David Ross while fielding a popup along the wall in foul territory on Tuesday night. Both Middlebrooks and Ross exited the game...

Middlebrooks and Ross Injury Update

By: Craig Sawicki @C_Sawicki2798 In last nights game, in the bottom of the fifth, Will Middlebrooks ran into with catcher, David Ross, while trying to make a catch down the third baseline in foul territory. When I watched the video for the second time, I thought Middlebrooks got hurt worse. The reason for this is you have to take into consideration that Ross has shin guards on...

Will Middlebrooks Tells Young Red Sox Fans Dustin Pedroia Is Team’s Biggest Prankster (Video)

Will Middlebrooks was in the hot seat this week on Red Sox Small Talk. And he took the tough questions from young Red Sox fans all over New England. Middlebrooks was taught the “Gangnam Style” dance by some of the youngsters. He also discussed who his favorite football players are, who the best dancer on the team is and he gives advice on how to talk to girls. Middlebrooks also...

Will Middlebrooks, David Ross Makes First Starts Since Collision As Red Sox Look to Salvage Series Split

The Red Sox will get their starting third baseman back Thursday night, as Will Middlebrooks is scheduled to get the start after sitting out Wednesday’s contest with lingering soreness from his collision with David Ross. Ross will also be back in the lineup in the series finale, allowing Red Sox Nation to breathe a collective sigh of relief that both injuries turned out to be minor...

The Red Sox have dropped six of their last seven and the bandwagon is quickly emptying out. Bad luck, sloppy play, poor pitching and injuries have been the main issues. One of those injured is Will Middlebrooks. He is hurt much more than he or the Red Sox have led you to believe. An inside source has told me that Middlebrooks has two broken and separated ribs. The third baseman...

Red Sox Academy: Batting Stance

Will Middlebrooks teaches the proper batting stance.

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Will Middlebrooks teaches the proper batting grip.

Game 34: Twins at Red Sox - Web(by) Gem on tap?

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer After colliding on a foul ball catch, both Will Middlebrooks (right side pain) and David Ross (left quad bruise) take the night off as the Boston Red Sox (21-12) look to somehow get things going after losing four of their last five. The Sox take on the Minnesota Twins (14-15) in Game 3 of this four-game set at Fenway Park. The teams split the first...

David Ross Placed on Seven-Day Concussion Disabled List, Ryan Lavarnway Recalled From Pawtucket

Ryan Lavarnway will spend a week with the big league club. David Ross suffered a concussion during Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. In the ninth inning he took two straight foul balls directly off his mask. Ross was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Lavarnway will take his place on the 25-man roster. Lavarnway spent April 25-27 with the Red...

Pedro Ciriaco Playing Third in Place of Injured Will Middlebrooks As Allen Webster Takes Mound

They say you can’t have good pitching without good defense, and Allen Webster might put that mantra to the test on Wednesday with Pedro Ciriaco manning the hot corner. Ciriaco could be seeing some increased playing time at third base in the coming days and, after a shaky defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Twins, will certainly be the focus of some scrutiny as he...

Red Sox-Twins Live: Sox Try to Shake Off Disappointing News, Rough Stretch to Salvage Split With Twins

5:25 p.m.:  There were some brief downpours over at Fenway Park. Now, it appears to just be drizzling a bit. Either way, it’s overcast and the tarp is on the field. Hopefully this all clears up. 5:20 p.m.: While Hanrahan’s injury is the big story over at Fenway, there is a bit of good news for the Red Sox. Will Middlebrooks and David Ross will both be in the starting lineup...

Red Sox-Twins Live: Allen Webster Ready to Make Second Career Start, Prove He’s Already Big League Material

5:55 p.m.: John Farrell provided an update on both David Ross and Will Middlebrooks. Ross is apparently feeling better and can get down into a catcher’s position, so he is available on an emergency basis in this game. Middlebrooks, on the other hand, is unavailable, although tests revealed no fractures. The third baseman is dealing with soreness in his rib cage, and Farrell described...
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