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Boston Sports Then & Now:
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 the beginning of May with an injury, and Middlebrooks showed the club he was ready and worthy to be a full time big leaguer. His good play led to the Red Sox trading Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox in mid June, and Middlebrooks took over the permanent starting duties for the Red Sox.
Even in the dog days of August, Middlebrooks was producing for a Red Sox team that had given up in early April, and was having one of the most productive rookie seasons in Red Sox history until he broke his wrist on August 11th when he was hit by a pitch.
Along with hitting .288 in 75 games, Middlebrooks also had 15 homeruns an...
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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...
Will Middlebrooks says he’s fine. Don’t believe him? Well, the third baseman took batting practice on Thursday, and it’s looking like he could be in the Red Sox’ starting lineup when Boston takes on Pittsburgh at JetBlue Park on Friday night.
Middlebrooks, who left Wednesday’s game after an awkward swing against Orioles starter Chris Tillman, said Thursday that he was pain...
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...
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.
The Boring Options:
When Will Middlebrooks exited Wednesday’s game with a wrist injury, it was only natural to begin cycling through potential replacements. Fortunately, Middlebrooks checked out OK, but the scare did highlight the lack of third base options the Red Sox have beyond the 24-year-old.
Manager John Farrell is ready to move forward with what he has on the roster, though. According to the...
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 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.
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...
Will Middlebrooks‘ injury dominated the headlines following Wednesday’s game against the Orioles, but he wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox who came away from the spring training contest a little banged up.
Jonny Gomes banged into the outfield fence and cut his knee, which required three stitches, according to manager John Farrell. The minor injury presumably occurred when...
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.
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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