15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
5 days ago

Middlebrooks, who left Sunday's game with a lower right leg strain, has been placed on the 15-day DL by the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Middlebrooks, who hit well in his time at Triple-A Colorado Springs, has struggled in his limited work with the Brewers this season. It's unclear how much time the 27-year-old third baseman will miss, but he will have to play well and prove he's fully healthy in his rehab appearances to steal time away from Hernan Perez, who has been playing really well at the hot corner for Milwaukee.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
6 days ago

Updating a previous report, Middlebrooks left Sunday's game early due to a lower leg strain.

EDGE Analysis

It doesn't sound like the ailment is overly serious, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Middlebrooks rested Monday against Arizona. If he does end up being unavailable, Hernan Perez and Jake Elmore are both candidates to get the start at third.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
6 days ago

Middlebrooks left Sunday's game in the fourth inning with an apparent leg injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Middlebrooks popped out to second base on the play, and injured himself somewhere along the way. He needed to be helped off the field by teammates, and appeared unable to put much weight on the leg. According to the live broadcast, the injury appears to be something related to his calf, which may indicate a cramp due to the high level of humidity in Milwaukee on Sunday. Consider him day-to-day in advance of Monday's series opener against the Diamondbacks.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
3 weeks ago

Middlebrooks is in the lineup, playing third base and batting sixth, against St. Louis on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Middlebrooks' contract was selected on July 3 to provide infield depth with the departure of Aaron Hill to the Red Sox. Middlebrooks, who's 1-for-5 with two strikeouts so far for the Brewers, is in line to serve in a two-man platoon role with Hernan Perez going forward.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
4 weeks ago

Middlebrooks' contract was selected by the Brewers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Middlebrooks will add some depth around the Milwaukee infield as the Brewers head to Washington to open a road series with the Nationals on Monday. The former Red Sox and Padres third baseman has spent this entire season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he has put together a respectable .282/.308/.508 slash line over 264 at-bats. He has not hit above .220 at the major league level since 2013.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
4 months ago

Middlebrooks was placed on the 15-day disabled list with Triple-A Colorado Springs due to an oblique strain, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Middlebrooks was removed from Monday's game against Nashville in the third inning, and it seems that this oblique injury was the cause of that. He hadn't been swinging the bat very well with the Sky Sox, holding a .154 batting average when he left the game, and this development will only hinder his chances of getting called up to the big leagues any time soon.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
4 months ago

Middlebrooks has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

EDGE Analysis

He looked like a long shot to make the big league roster after the team acquired Aaron Hill from Arizona in the Jean Segura trade. Middlebrooks didn't do anything this spring to improve his chances, getting on base at just a .195 clip in 41 at-bats. If he can get hot at Triple-A, it's possible that the Brewers will give him a chance against big league pitching, but it's also possible that he spends the entire season in the Pacific Coast League.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
4 months ago

Middlebrooks was told by the Brewers on Sunday that he won't make the team's Opening Day roster, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

As a non-roster invitee to spring training, Middlebrooks will have to decide if he wants to remain with the organization and report to Triple-A Colorado Springs or pursue an opportunity with a different club. After Middlebrooks batted a paltry .212/.241/.361 in 270 plate appearances with the Padres last season, it's difficult to imagine that many teams are clamoring for his services.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
5 months ago

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said if Middlebrooks can show an aptitude for first base that would help his chances of making the club out of camp, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is primarily competing for starts at third base with Aaron Hill and Garin Cecchini, with Hill being the clear favorite to start at the hot corner. However, the Brewers don't have a clear backup at first base, so if Middlebrooks shows that he is capable of backing up both corner infield spots, that could lead to him making the 25-man roster. He has just two hits (both singles) in 14 at-bats while striking out three times and walking zero times so far this spring, so he isn't really helping his cause with the bat.

15DWill Middlebrooks
3B MIL
5 months ago

Manager Craig Counsell said that Middlebrooks has a chance to make the Brewers roster even though Aaron Hill will get the first crack at the starting third base job, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

Naturally, the announcement that Hill will get the first chance at third base hurts Middlebrooks' value, but it is reassuring to hear that his place in the organization isn't entirely in jeopardy even if he doesn't have the starting job. The 27-year-old has had some tough times the last couple of seasons, but he does have some power and has a career .736 OPS against left-handed pitching, so he could find a spot as a power bat off the bench if he has a good spring.