• Middlebrooks exits with soreness in right wrist

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 28, 2013
    Third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday night's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles in the first inning with soreness in his right wrist and will be re-evaluated on Thursday. Middlebrooks left the game, an eventual 5-3 loss to the Orioles, with what the team called soreness in his right wrist, and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday morning. It was just more of a scare because of the area it was, right where I broke it last year," Middlebrooks said. Middlebrooks, who told Farrell he felt a "zinging sensation" in his wrist on a checked swing in the first inning Wednesday night and came out of the game, took batting practice in Fort Myers on Thursday. Middlebrooks obviously brings a powerful bat in the middle of the lineup, as he posted a .288/.325/.509 line in 286 plate appearances as a rookie in 2012. It was an awkward swing on an up-and-in fastball, one that caused him to drop his bat, fling his helmet into the dugout in frustration and worry that he'd reinjured the right wrist he fractured late last season. No X-rays were taken, he said, and although he's scheduled to be re-evaluated by the Red Sox' medical staff Thursday, he said no MRI has been scheduled and he wouldn't rule out taking batting practice. The Red Sox had a victory before they even took the field for batting practice on Thursday morning.
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com
    • Red Sox 3B Middlebrooks' wrist checks out OK

      Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said that team hand specialist Dr. Tom Holovacs examined third baseman Will Middlebrooks Thursday morning and cleared him for all baseball activity.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Tense moment reveals lack of depth at third base

      Will Middlebrooks early exit on Wednesday was only a scare -- for him, of course, but also for the Sox, given their lack of Major League-ready options behind him.
      Source: MLB.com

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