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Will Middlebrooks | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 17 - 1:12 PM

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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.
May 14 - 1:17 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.
May 10 - 1:36 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.
May 6 - 12:46 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.
May 3 - 1:26 PM

Will Middlebrooks is not in the Padres' starting lineup on Thursday against the Rockies.

It's just a day of rest for Middlebrooks, who has tallied three home runs and 11 RBI in 16 games this season for the Friars. Yangervis Solarte will start at third base and Cory Spangenberg will start at second.
Apr 23 - 12:14 PM

Padres manager Bud Black conceded Monday that Will Middlebrooks has "put himself in a good position" to be the starting third baseman.

Middlebrooks is batting .333 (15-for-45) with two homers, two doubles, and a .911 OPS across 16 games in Cactus League action, which should be good enough to beat out Yangervis Solarte for the gig. We don't expect him to hit for a high batting average, but his pop could give him some value in deeper fantasy leagues.
Mar 30 - 4:58 PM

Will Middlebrooks continued his assault on Cactus League pitching on Friday, going 2-for-3 with an RBI in a 7-5 victory over the Rockies.

While manager Bud Black has yet to make a formal announcement, all signs indicate that Middlebrooks has won the starting job at third base over Yangervis Solarte. With the two-hit effort, he's hitting .341 (15-for-44) with two homers and eight RBI in spring play.
Mar 28 - 1:36 AM

Will Middlebrooks went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's win against the Cubs.

Middlebrooks broke a 0-0 tie in the second inning with a blast to left field off of Edwin Jackson. The Padres' new third base candidate put up a paltry .522 OPS and still has to beat out Yangervis Solarte for the right to start.
Mar 9 - 7:30 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said in an interview Tuesday that Will Middlebrooks could see some starts at first base against tough left-handers.

Yonder Alonso is slated for first base duty versus righties, but with a career .240/.305/.344 line versus southpaws, it's wise to give him a platoon partner. Those duties, at least to some degree, apparently could fall to Middlebrooks, though Tommy Medica also figures to be in the mix. Black hasn't officially named Middlebrooks the starter at third base yet; he has to beat out Yangervis Solarte.

Padres acquired INF Will Middlebrooks from the Red Sox for C Ryan Hanigan.

The 26-year-old slugger has lost a bit of the luster off his top prospect status in recent years, but still possesses plenty of power and should be locked in as the Padres starter at the hot corner. The move from Fenway to Petco certainly diminishes his potential fantasy value though.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan reports that the Padres are closing in on a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to the Red Sox for Will Middlebrooks.

The Padres' re-tooling continues. Middlebrooks is just a career .237/.284/.411 hitter, but he's slugged 34 homers over 894 plate appearances and gives San Diego more right-handed power potential. The Padres can now put Yangervis Solarte in a utility role where he belongs. Hanigan will share catching duties with Christian Vazquez in Boston.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball.

Middlebrooks appeared in only 63 games this season due to injuries and the Red Sox were hoping that he'd be open to making up for lost time in a Caribbean league, but the 26-year-old wants to focus on getting healthy so he'll opt for a winter of rest instead. "He feels he can address what he needs to address without playing winter ball. That’s a decision that he’s made," Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said Monday. Middlebrooks batted just .191/.256/.265 in 2014 and is not a lock to open the 2015 campaign as Boston's starting third baseman.
Source: WEEI
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (hand) remained out of the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

Middlebrooks is still dealing with pain in right hand as a result of a hit by pitch back in May. It's still possible that he could play at some point this weekend, but the Red Sox will obviously proceed cautiously.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Will Middlebrooks (hand) is out of the Red Sox starting lineup again on Thursday night.

Middlebrooks hasn't appeared in a game since Sunday due to a sprained right hand. Garin Cecchini will start at third base for Boston on Thursday versus the Rays.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni