The Boston Red Sox have yet to bring back Will Middlebrooks, who was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket last month. The powerful third baseman hasn’t exactly done much to deserve a promotion – hitting just .269 on the farm, but WEEI.com believes it’s time the Sox give him a second chance.
Per Rob Bradford:
It has been just more than a month since the third baseman — originally thought to be the Red Sox’ middle-of-the-order answer at the hot corner, no questions asked — played a big league game. And looking back, the reasons that necessitated a daily commute from his condo in Boston to Pawtucket have been more extensive than the Texas native could have ever known.
A lot has happened over those 37 days. And now, for the sake of potentially breathing some life into the major-league team, perhaps the Sox should revisit the original plan. This could be a good time to give Middlebrooks another crack at playing third base for the Red Sox.
Middlebrooks has been the subject of trade rumors, specifically as bait in a potential Jake Peavy trade, so it’s likely the young slugger will be back up with the Sox once the deadline passes, assuming he’s still with the club.