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Will Middlebrooks | Third Baseman | #15

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 197
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Will Middlebrooks has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Round Rock with a broken left hand.
He could be on the shelf for a while. Middlebrooks was off to a hot start this year at the Triple-A level, with a .313/.377/.625 batting line, four home runs, and 14 RBI in 12 games. Apr 18 - 6:17 PM

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Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a triple and a single in Saturday's Cactus League win over the A's.

The Rangers inked Middlebrooks to a minor league contract back in November. Spending most of the 2016 campaign at Triple-A in the Brewers' system this past season, the 28-year-old third baseman hit .282/.308/.508 with 10 homers in 68 games played. Regardless of whether he manages to crawl onto the Opening Day roster as a utility option, there is no fantasy upside in his bat.
Mar 11 - 6:31 PM

Rangers signed 3B Will Middlebrooks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Middlebrooks spent most of this past season at Triple-A in the Brewers organization, batting .282/.308/.508 with 10 homers over 68 games. The 28-year-old used to be a decent prospect but is merely a depth guy at this point.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 03:59:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks has elected to become a free agent.

Middlebrooks, now 28, appeared in 10 games with the Brewers this season and batted .282/.308/.508 with 10 homers over 68 games this season with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He'll likely have to settle for a spring training invite somewhere.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 12:19:00 PM

Brewers activated INF Will Middlebrooks from the 15-day disabled list; sent him outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Middlebrooks is recovered from his lower right leg strain, but he's also now off the Brewers' 40-man roster. The infielder was 3-for-27 (.111) with a .337 OPS through 10 games this season with Milwaukee.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (leg) will report to Low-A Wisconsin for a rehab assignment on Wednesday.

He'll play at least two games there before moving up the Brewers' minor league ladder. Middlebrooks has been on the disabled list since July 25 with a lower right leg strain. He was batting .111 (3-for-27) with a .337 OPS through 10 games with Milwaukee.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Brewers placed 3B Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled list with a right lower leg strain.

Middlebrooks suffered the injury on Sunday afternoon against the Cubs. He has batted just .111 (3-for-27) since his promotion to the major league level on July 3.
Mon, Jul 25, 2016 01:57:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks left Sunday's game versus the Cubs with a right lower leg strain.

Middlebrooks tweaked his leg while popping out in the third inning. It's unclear whether it could be more than a day-to-day injury, but the Brewers should offer up more on his status at some point.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 03:51:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of INF Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The former top prospect was hitting .282/.308/.508 with 10 homers and 47 RBI in 68 games at Triple-A. In typical Middlebrooks fashion, that line includes a 59/9 K/BB ratio. It's unlikely that he's going to be able to handle major league pitching this time around, but he may run into a few and could be worth a look for teams in need of power in NL-only formats.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 09:43:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks has been placed on the Triple-A disabled list with an oblique strain.

The injury will likely cost him the next 3-4 weeks. Middlebrooks was sent to the minors just before Opening Day after hitting .195 in 41 at-bats this spring. He won't be up in Milwaukee anytime soon.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks has a July 1 opt-out clause.

Middlebrooks accepted an assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs earlier this week. The 27-year-old struggled in spring training and batted just .212 with a .602 OPS in 270 plate appearances last season for the Padres. He is not relevant to fantasy baseball pursuits.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Brewers re-assigned 3B Will Middlebrooks, INF Jake Elmore, OF Eric Young Jr. and C Josmil Pinto to minor league camp.

Middlebrooks looked to have a good shot at the Brewers' third base job when he signed over the winter, but the acquisition of Aaron Hill changed things. The 27-year-old batted just .195 this spring.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Brewers signed 3B Will Middlebrooks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Middlebrooks was non-tendered by the Padres earlier this month after batting just .212 with nine home runs and a .602 OPS over 270 plate appearances this past season. However, there's opportunity at third base with the Brewers, so he's in a good position to win a roster spot in the spring. Interestingly, he will be competing with former Red Sox prospect Garin Cecchini.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 03:03:00 PM

WEEI's Rob Bradford reports about 10 teams have shown interest in Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres non-tendered him earlier this week. Middlebrooks fared poorly in his only season in San Diego, hitting .212 with only nine homers and 29 RBI. The 27-year-old offers some appeal as a utility player. He started games at three different positions last year.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:55:00 PM

Padres non-tendered INF Will Middlebrooks.

Middlebrooks was the Padres' Opening Day third baseman in 2015, but he went on to hit .212/.241/.361 in 270 plate appearances. This after posting a .522 OPS in 2014. It will probably do him some good to get out of San Diego. The 27-year-old is now a free agent.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 12:17:00 AM

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