Source: Padres nearing a deal that would send Ryan Hanigan to Boston for Will Middlebrooks.
CSN New England "Are there issues between Will Middlebrooks and the Red Sox? It's hard to think otherwise, after some recent comments, including some by John Farrell Wednesday afternoon. Middlebrooks was out of the lineup again Wednesday night, still bothered by a hand injury that has bothered him..." September 25
New York Post "Will Middlebrooks finally has something to celebrate this season. The Red Sox third baseman, who hit .197 in 21 games this season before being sidelined by a finger injury, got engaged to former NESN reporter Jenny Dell Monday night, surprising her with a party attended by family and friends." July 16
CBSSports.com "The Red Sox have placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list with a fractured finger, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier. He was hit by a pitch and missed a few games earlier this week, though it's unclear if the pitch resulted in the fracture. Middlebrooks, 25, missed time..." May 17
Will Middlebrooks was scratched for precautionary reasons due to soreness in his right hand after being hit by a pitch last night.
Victorino expected to start rehab Saturday, Middlebrooks the middle of next week.
WEEI Boston "The Red Sox have felt the absence of Shane Victorino early, and the team remains uncertain about when it will get its everyday right fielder back. Victorino, who suffered a hamstring injury in the final game of spring training that resulted in his placement on the disabled list, was further..." April 08
CSN New England "Will Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning with a Grade 1 calf strain. (Grade 1 is the mildest of the three grades given to evaluate muscle strains.) Minor league infielder Brock Holt has been re-called to take Middlebrooks' roster spot. Middlebrooks had an MRI..." April 06
Boston Herald "All’s well that ends well, and for the Red Sox, things couldn’t possibly have ended better. But not even an endless loop of World Series highlights would obscure the fact that Will Middlebrooks had a crummy season. Pegged as a middle-of-the-order power threat after a promising rookie year,..." November 28
CBSSports.com "When someone recently suggested to a Marlins person that maybe they could just "tweak" a couple things to get better, the Marlins person said he thought to himself, "Tweak? We lost a hundred games. If we tweak, we might lose 98." No, the Marlins have set out to make some decent-sized changes..." November 12
Boston Globe "Will Middlebrooks can look back on the season and see all the highs and lows. He was the Red Sox opening day starter at third base looking to establish himself in his first full season and when he hit three home runs in Toronto in April it seemed like a statement to his possible permanence in..." October 23
CSN New England "Will Middlebrooks wasn't in the starting lineup for Game 5 supplanted by rookie Xander Bogaerts getting the first postseason start of his career. Middlebrooks himself didn't find himself in the game until the ninth inning and when he did it was as a pinch-runner. And though he didn't..." October 18
Over The Monster "The Red Sox will activate left-handed reliever Franklin Morales from the disabled list Saturday afternoon. Franklin Morales is in Kansas City and ready to be activated from the disabled list marking the second player to return to the team today after Will Middlebrooks. Morales' return to the..." August 10
Boston Herald "With the Xander Bogaerts Express picking up speed and passengers by the day the Red Sox want to make one thing clear — they’re not writing off Will Middlebrooks. With numerous outlets including the Herald making the case for Bogaerts’ arrival sooner rather than later this week the Sox stress..." August 08
Boston Herald "Given time, the Red Sox still believe Will Middlebrooks will become the player with whom they were so enamored when they traded Kevin Youkilis a year ago. For now, though, Middlebrooks is regressing. And so, having already ceded the third base position to sizzling Jose Iglesias, Middlebrooks..." June 26
Boston Herald "Two weeks ago, before making his return from the disabled list and ceding his position to the Red Sox’ latest flavor of the month, Will Middlebrooks sat in a room in Syracuse, N.Y., and got a half-hour pep talk from a trusted mentor. The dejà vu was undeniable. Middlebrooks had been here before...." June 25
Boston Herald "The rookie arrived midseason when an injury to a popular veteran created an opening. His play made the veteran expendable. But then came the dreaded sophomore slump as the youngster adjusted to life in the big leagues. Sounds like Will Middlebrooks, right? It does, except this story also..." June 23
In lineup posted outside Red Sox clubhouse Will Middlebrooks is back batting 8th.
Boston Herald "Asked yesterday for a timetable on Will Middlebrooks' return from the disabled list, Red Sox manager John Farrell said only, "Soon." Apparently, the time has come. Middlebrooks has been reinstated to the Red Sox' roster and is starting at third base here tonight in the series opener against..." June 10
Will Middlebrooks' rehab assignment starts tonight with Triple-A Pawtucket, Red Sox manager John Farrell said on @MLBNetworkRadio
MLB.com "Though Shane Victorino had to spend his return to Philadelphia on the disabled list, he was at least making progress with the left hamstring strain that has sidelined him since May 20. The outfielder could start a short Minor League rehab assignment as early as this weekend, putting him in..." May 30
Boston Herald "Dustin Pedroia glanced across the clubhouse toward his star pupil, Will Middlebrooks, who was hunched over his chair at his locker, thumbs tapping away furiously on his cell phone. “What a dork,” Pedroia said, shaking his head in dismay. He had just been talking up Middlebrooks’ aptitude for..." May 26
ESPN.com "Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks is hopeful that his 15 days on the disabled list is all he will need to recover from a lower-back strain. Middlebrooks said Saturday afternoon that he felt better than he did the day before, when he was placed on the DL. That alone gives him confidence..." May 25
Boston Globe "The Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks and outfielder Shane Victorino on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Friday. Infielder Jose Iglesias and pitcher Alfredo Aceves were called up from Triple A Pawtucket, and Iglesias will start tonight's game vs. the Indians at third..." May 24
Will Middlebrooks left the game with low back spasms.
Boston Herald "Will Middlebrooks’ slump finally died last night. It happened at about 10:30 p.m., so you probably missed it, considering the Bruins were thundering away in overtime back home. But down to his last strike, and with the Red Sox trailing by two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, Middlebrooks..." May 17
Boston Herald "A week after bruising his ribcage in a collision with teammate David Ross, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks admitted yesterday he still is having occasional difficulty catching his breath and sleeping on his right side. Strangely, though, the injury appears to have cured the worst slump..." May 16
Boston Globe "Following a 6-1 loss against the Twins, some notes from the clubhouse: • The Red Sox injury bug has arrived. With two closers – Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list – Will Middlebrooks was undergoing a CT scan for pain on his right side. David Ross, with whom Middlebooks..." May 08
Farrell on @weei: no fractures for Middlebrooks. Day-to-day. Sorenessby ribs. Not in lineup tonight, but seemingly not long-term.
Right side pain for Will Middlebrooks, Red Sox said. Team not specifying if it's oblique, ribs, or what.
Boston Herald "So, it seems, pop star Shakira got it wrong. Apparently, hips really do lie. Mike Napoli is living proof. Diagnosed in December with avascular necrosis, a degenerative — and sinister-sounding — condition that often results in the weakening and eventual death of bones, Napoli waited for..." April 23
Boston Herald "On April 7 in Toronto, Will Middlebrooks hit three home runs in a power display so impressive that one Blue Jays fan ran on the field and tried to shake his hand. Since then, Middlebrooks is 2-for-31. And so, with the Red Sox in the middle of a stretch of 18 games in 19 days, Middlebrooks is..." April 18
Boston Herald "How impressive was Will Middlebrooks’ display of power yesterday? A Blue Jays fan even tried to shake his hand. Middlebrooks already had become only the 21st Red Sox player to hit three homers in a game and had come less than 10 feet from a fourth, a feat that would have been a franchise..." April 08
Boston Herald "For all of the hubbub regarding Jackie Bradley Jr. and whether he belongs in the majors, there’s a Red Sox player with recent perspective on making that leap. Only one year ago, after all, third baseman Will Middlebrooks was opening enough eyes during spring training to make it clear he was..." March 14
Boston Herald "Before David Ortiz grabbed all the injury headlines, Will Middlebrooks had a brief hold on them. But now that his wrist scare is nearly two weeks in the past, Middlebrooks has resumed his rightful place as the uncomplicated sophomore sensation at third base. His future is bright, both he and..." March 11
CSN New England "Third baseman Will Middlebrooks took batting practice at the Red Sox spring training complex in Fort Myers on Thursday, another sign that the injury to his right hand is not as bad as initially thought. Middlebrooks -- who earlier in the day told reporters that he felt "fine" -- was examined by..." March 01
Boston Herald "The Red Sox and Will Middlebrooks breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after his panic-inducing right wrist injury from the day before had virtually evaporated. No X-rays were necessary, Middlebrooks took batting practice, and manager John Farrell said he may even consider putting Middlebrooks..." March 01
NESN "Will Middlebrooks threw his helmet in disgust. The young third baseman thought, at least for a second, that the hard work he put in during the offseason while recovering from a wrist injury was all for nothing. Middlebrooks, who missed the tail end of 2012 with a broken right wrist, gave Red Sox..." February 28
Boston Herald "An awkward swing by Will Middlebrooks last night resulted in a re-aggravation of his right wrist, the same one he broke last year. For now, he and the Red Sox believe the injury is not serious. “I was just frustrated because I’ve been busting my ass to get this thing back to where I can play,”..." February 28
Will Middlebrooks Leaves Game Against Orioles After Seemingly Injuring Hand or Wrist on Awkward Swing
Boston Herald "Alumni week in Fort Myers continued yesterday with the arrival of former World Series MVP Mike Lowell. Lowell was in town at the behest of second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who thought Lowell could offer some insights into playing third base to young Red Sox counterpart Will Middlebrooks. Lowell..." February 27
Over The Monster "The Red Sox are selective about the young players they sign to long-term extensions. That isn't stopping second-year third baseman Will Middlebrooks from speaking his mind on the subject, though. While the word "extension" was never uttered, his openness to one can certainly be inferred from his..." February 19