Will Middlebrooks SS/3B SD 1 week 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 SS/3B SD 4 weeks 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 SS/3B SD 4 weeks 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 SS/3B SD 4 weeks 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 SS/3B SD 4 weeks 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 SS/3B SD 1 month 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 SS/3B SD 1 month 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 SS/3B SD 1 month 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.

Will Middlebrooks SS/3B SD 1 month ago

Middlebrooks (ankle) will be available to pinch-hit Tuesday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

According to interim manager Pat Murphy, Middlebrooks did not display enough mobility in pre-game warmups to warrant a return to the starting lineup. However, the fact that Middlebrooks will be available to pinch-hit suggests it's not a long-term concern. He suffered the injury after stepping on a bat while attempt to catch a flyball during Sunday's game.

Will Middlebrooks SS/3B SD 1 month ago

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

While attempting to settle under a flyball in foul territory Sunday, Middlebrooks slipped on a bat in the on-deck circle and was forced to leave the game. He will miss at least one start as a result, with Yangervis Solarte stepping in to man third base in his absence, but consider Middlebrooks day-to-day until the team elaborates on the severity of the issue.