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Will Middlebrooks | Third Baseman | #11

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 5 (0) / BOS
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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

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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

Padres optioned INF Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A El Paso.

The Padres had been shoehorning Middlebrooks in at shortstop some of late with Yangervis Solarte taking over as the regular third baseman. Ultimately, though, he just hasn't hit enough to justify a roster spot, batting only .212/.241/.361. Abraham Almonte has taken his spot on the roster.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (ankle) went through agility drills on the field Thursday.

Middlebrooks has been limited to pinch-hitting duties since rolling his ankle on Sunday. He could return to the lineup as soon as Friday.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (ankle) grounded out as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an ankle injury that occurred when he stepped on a bat in the on-deck circle. He's expected to avoid the disabled list.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 08:43:00 AM

Will Middlebrooks was removed from Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.

Middlebrooks appeared to roll his ankle on a bat in the Diamondbacks on-deck circle while chasing down a foul pop fly. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but will be evaluated by team trainers. The Padres should have an update on his status after the game.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks swatted his seventh home run of the season as the Padres cruised past the Pirates 7-1 on Sunday.

His towering two-run drive to left field came off Pirates starter Jeff Locke in the third inning, increasing the Padres lead to 5-0. He would later add a sacrifice fly, finishing the evening 1-for-4 with three RBI. While he isn't hitting for a strong average or getting on base much (.238/.271/.419), he has provided punch from the bottom of the lineup with seven homers and 21 RBI.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Will Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win against the Angels.

Middlebrooks' two-run round-tripper off Garrett Richards in the fourth inning gave the Padres a 3-2 lead in an eventual 5-4 triumph. He continues to be a frustrating asset in NL-only leagues, though the third baseman has performed better of late. Middlebrooks has exactly two hits in five of his last eight games. Of course, in the other three he had zero. He's slashing .226/.260/.397 with six homers.
Thu, May 28, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Will Middlebrooks will make his first career start at shortstop Saturday against the Dodgers.

Middlebooks played one inning at shortstop against the Diamondbacks on May 10. With Middlebrooks occupying shortstop, Cory Spangenberg will draw the start at third base. Alexi Amarista, who has started at shortstop for 31 of San Diego's 44 games this season, will get the night off.
Sat, May 23, 2015 06:50:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He's been sitting fairly regularly of late. Cory Spangenberg is handling third base with Middlebrooks out.
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win against the Mariners.

Middlebrooks is on a two-game hitting streak, which his owners know is relevant news, as he hadn't reached via hit since April 27 before that. The narrative hasn't changed from the past few years: Middlebrooks swings and missed a whole lot, but he'll run into a ball and tattoo it every now and again. He's not long for the big leagues if he can't make better contact (he's been worth a negative WAR in every campaign since his rookie showing in 2012), but there's enough promise here for the Padres to give him an extended audition. Middlebrooks is slashing .196/.245/.363 through 33 games.
Thu, May 14, 2015 01:17:00 AM

Will Middlebrooks is absent from the Padres' lineup for the fifth straight game on Sunday.

Middlebrooks is off to an ugly .191/.238/.340 start this season and the Padres have been going with other options at the hot corner. Cory Spangenberg is at the position on Sunday.
Sun, May 10, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday.

It looks like just a routine day of rest. Cory Spangenberg is at third base Wednesday in Middlebrooks' place.
Wed, May 6, 2015 12:46:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks is absent from the Padres' lineup Sunday.

It looks like just a day of rest. Yangervis Solarte is at third base in Middlebrooks' place, while Cory Spangenberg is at second.
Sun, May 3, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Manuel Pina
4Rene Garcia
1B1Chris Carter
2Andy Wilkins
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Colin Walsh
SS1Jonathan Villar
2Yadiel Rivera
3Orlando Arcia
4Jake Elmore
3B1Aaron Hill
2Will Middlebrooks
3Garin Cecchini
4Hernan Perez
LF1Khris Davis
2Domingo Santana
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Keon Broxton
3Eric Young Jr.
4Alex Presley
RF1Ryan Braun
2Michael Reed
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jimmy Nelson
2Wily Peralta
3Matt Garza
4Taylor Jungmann
5Chase Anderson
6Zach Davies
7Tyler Cravy
8Ariel Pena
9Jorge Lopez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeremy Jeffress
2Will Smith
3Corey Knebel
4Michael Blazek
5Tyler Thornburg
6David Goforth
7Adrian Houser
8Yonathan Barrios
9Zach Jones
10Daniel Tillman
11Pat Misch
12Cesar Jimenez
13Hiram Burgos
14Chris Capuano