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Will Middlebrooks | Third Baseman | #12

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 diagnosed with a fractured left fibula.
Middlebrooks was injured Saturday when he collided with teammate Andrew Pulin. He still needs to undergo testing on his left ankle, so it's possible he suffered even more damage. Obviously, the non-roster invitee is going to be sidelined for a while. Feb 25 - 11:01 AM

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Will Middlebrooks was taken to an area hospital Saturday for X-rays on his left ankle.

Middlebrooks injured the ankle colliding with teammate Andrew Pulin. He was carted off the field in a serious-looking scene. The team should provide an update later Saturday or some time Sunday.
Feb 24 - 4:59 PM

Will Middlebrooks was removed from Saturday's Grapefruit League game with a left ankle injury after colliding with teammate Andrew Pullin.

Middlebrooks had to be carted off the field. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but any significant absence will hurt his chances of making the club in a reserve role.
Feb 24 - 3:59 PM

Phillies signed INF Will Middlebrooks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Middlebrooks put up big numbers last season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Rangers, but the 29-year-old is a career .228/.272/.391 hitter in 347 games at the major league level and it's hard to see how he might fit on Philadelphia's active 25-man roster in 2018.
Jan 3 - 4:07 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, free agent infielder Will Middlebrooks "likely will sign a minor-league deal with the Phillies."

It sounds like the two parties are simply sorting out the final details of the contract. Middlebrooks has logged just 70 plate appearances at the major league level over the last two seasons, with a combined .169/.229/.262 batting line. He turned 29 years old in September.
Jan 2 - 7:03 PM

Will Middlebrooks has elected free agency.

The former top prospect has fallen off considerably in recent years and is a career .228/.272/.391 hitter in 1234 plate appearances at the major league level. He still has some power in his bat though, which is probably enough to earn him yet another shot.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Rangers sent 3B Will Middlebrooks outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Middlebrooks earned a September callup in Texas but registered a poor .211/.231/.368 batting line in 39 plate appearances. The 29-year-old corner infielder passed through waivers unclaimed and has elected to become a free agent.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 05:33:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of 3B Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Round Rock.

The soon-to-be 29-year-old hit .258/.327/.529 with 23 homers for Round Rock this season. Middlebrooks could see the occasional start at the hot corner with Adrian Beltre (hamstring) banged up.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 03:56:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 06:17:00 PM

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.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 06:31:00 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

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