Red Sox place Will Middlebrooks on DL with fractured finger
The Red Sox have lost third baseman Will Middlebrooks to a fractured finger.
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' right index finger is bent, did colored and gruesome. 'It's been a long two years,' he said of his injury history.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) May 17, 2014
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.
The coveted right-hander would certainly be a fit in Milwaukee
We rate the best mustaches from random baseball cards because, why not?
Colon wants to break a Dennis Martinez record
The Twins have been rumored to be interested in Darvish all winter
Rolen is one of the best third basemen of all time, but you wouldn't know it based on this...
Neither Josh Donaldson nor Brian Dozier have talked about a new contract extension