Red Sox #1 prospect Will Middlebrooks could get called up to the bigs as soon as today, according to WEEI. Middlebrooks sustained a jammed thumb in Pawtucket, which kept him out of the lineup on Monday and kept him from getting called up on Tuesday.
He returned to the lineup yesterday and it seems as if all systems are go for him. Just like I said yesterday, if Kevin Youkilis goes to the DL, Will Middlebrooks will be called up. Lars Anderson was sent down to Pawtucket yesterday, almost guaranteeing that more moves are coming.
Right now, should Youk go to the DL, I expect the following to happen.
Called up: Will Middlebrooks, Aaron Cook, Mark Melancon
Sent down: Jose Iglesias, Lars Anderson
Put on 15 day DL: Kevin Youkilis
Again, that’s my best guess. It could be Tazawa instead of Melancon, and Youkilis may not even go on the DL (but it seems very likely at this point). It’s hard to tell right now. Stay tuned for more up to date info from BloodySox as this situation develops.