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Will Middlebrooks | Third Baseman

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 22 - 12:50 PM

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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.
Jul 2 - 5:43 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.
Jul 1 - 8:43 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.
Jun 28 - 6:05 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.
Jun 1 - 12:08 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.
May 28 - 1:11 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.
May 23 - 6:50 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.
May 17 - 1:12 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.
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

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