Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 months ago

Middlebrooks signed a minor league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 months ago

The Padres declined to tender Middlebrooks a contract for 2016.

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Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

San Diego Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Middlebrooks is batting just .212 this season, going 2-for-20 in nine games this month, and he was sent down as the team recalled Abraham Almonte.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

Middlebrooks has not played in any of the last four games due to an ankle injury, but he's back in the lineup at his usual third base spot Tuesday. He'll bat sixth against Pirates' starter Francisco Liriano.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) is out of the lineup Monday against the Pirates.

Middlebrooks continues to suffer from an ankle issue, and Yangervis Solarte will start at third base once again as a result of his absence. There's no idication that the issue is major, but he's been sidelined since last Thursday, so it's possible the issue isn't necessarily minor.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) remains out of the lineup Sunday.

It was thought that Middlebrooks could return to action Friday, but he did not start that day and has not since. Yangervis Solarte will start at third base Sunday for the sixth straight day.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals.

Middlebrooks remains out with the ankle injury that has limited him to just four total at-bats since June 27. He was used as a pinch-hitter both Wednesday and Thursday, which suggests that he will avoid a stint on the disabled list.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

Middlebrooks continues to nurse an ankle issue dating back to last Sunday, but was thought to be a candidate to rejoin the lineup Friday after going through agility drills Thursday. However, Yangervis Solarte will receive the start at third base once again, batting fifth for the Padres.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) went through agility drills Thursday and could return to the lineup as soon as Friday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

Middlebrooks rolled his ankle while chasing a foul ball Sunday, but he appears to be close to a return. The team's medical staff will evaluate him Friday but there looks to be a good chance that Middlebrooks could return to action before the weekend.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 7 months ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners.

Middlebrooks pinch hit in Tuesday's game, so it appears he's close to returning to the field. However, it's also just possible that the Padres are favoring Solarte over him currently as well. Regardless, Middlebrooks shouldn't be held out too much longer, by the issue, and it wouldn't be surprising if he rejoins the lineup within the next few days barring a setback of some kind.