Red Sox place Will Middlebrooks on DL with fractured finger

The Red Sox have lost Will Middlebrooks for at least 15 days.
The Red Sox have lost Will Middlebrooks for at least 15 days. (USATSI)

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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 earlier this season with a calf injury as well. He has hit .197/.305/.324 (74 OPS+) with two home runs in 21 games this season. Middlebrooks is a career .248/.296/.448 (99 OPS+) hitter with 34 home runs in parts of three big league seasons.

Infielder Brock Holt was called up to fill the roster spot. The 25-year-old hit .348/.429/.435 (140 OPS+) with one stolen base in seven games for Boston earlier this season. He has hit .315/.380/.454 in 27 Triple-A games as well.

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