Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 days ago

Middlebrooks left Sunday's game after stepping on a bat while chasing a fly ball into foul territory, FOXSports reports.

The extent of the injury is unknown at this time, but managers setting their lineups in weekly leagues may want to err on the side of caution if they have a good replacement option on the bench. The Padres have Monday off, so a day of rest might be enough time to get Middlebrooks ready for Tuesday's start of their series against the Mariners.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 3 days ago

Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Saturday against Arizona.

Middlebrooks is out of the lineup for the first time since June 15. The Padres will have Yangervis Solarte take over the hot corner and bat second in the order against Jeremy Hellickson. Even when Middlebrooks is out of the lineup, he often comes in to pinch hit, so it's possible that he'll get an at-bat Saturday.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 weeks ago

Middlebrooks will be on the bench for a third straight game Monday against the Athletics.

The Padres alleviated their roster crunch to a degree Monday by placing Wil Myers (wrist) back on the disabled list, but Middlebrooks still finds himself out of the lineup, as Yonder Alonso and Yangervis Solarte occupy the corner-infield spots. Given Solarte's ability to hit from both sides of the plate, it appears Middlebrooks could be forced to settle for the small end of platoon duties at third base due to his right-handedness.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 weeks ago

Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Yonder Alonso will move back to first base with Wil Myers receiving the day off, but manager Bud Black will roll with Yangervis Solarte instead of Middlebrooks at the hot corner. In the midst of a 1-for-17 slump, Middlebrooks is in heavy danger of continuing to lose reps at third base.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 2 weeks ago

Middlebrooks is not in Saturday's lineup, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

With Wil Myers playing first base the Padres will give Yonder Alonso his first start of the season at third. This could become a trend, as Alonso has been one of the team's best hitters and Middlebrooks has not done much to solidify his claim on the position.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 3 weeks ago

Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta.

Middlebrooks will be replaced at third by Yangervis Solarte, who will be batting sixth in the order against Atlanta's Mike Foltynewicz. After putting together a seven-game hit streak, Middlebrooks went 0-for-5 with a strikeout in Monday's extra innings victory.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 3 weeks ago

Middlebrooks was 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run in San Diego's win over the Reds on Friday night.

He has quietly been a contributing factor recently and has swatted four home runs over the past two weeks. While he is still batting just .243, he now has eight home runs and 28 RBI, and his value could potentially get another boost at some point. He has appeared in three games at shortstop this season and could now (or soon) qualify at that position.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 1 month ago

Middlebrooks finished 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI against the Pirates on Sunday.

The 26-year-old has been seeing added playing time while Yonder Alonso and Wil Myers are out and is now batting .344 with three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored in his last eight games. As long as he sees regular at-bats, Middlebrooks could be a nice, cheap source of power.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 1 month ago

Middlebrooks went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 win over the Angels.

Middlebrooks doubled home Derek Norris in the second inning, then clubbed a two-run homer off of Garrett Richards in the fourth to put San Diego up for good. The 26-year-old has been up-and-down this month, but he's amassed multiple hits in three of his last four games, homering twice over that span.

Will Middlebrooks 3B SD 1 month ago

Middlebrooks recorded a pair of base hits and scored a run in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.

Middlebrooks has produced exactly two hits in four of his last six starts, an encouraging sign after his rough opening to the season. The Padres' infield will be more crowded when Wil Myers (wrist) and Yonder Alonso (shoulder) return from the DL, but manager Bud Black could create regular at-bats for Middlebrooks by slotting him in at shortstop, where he played Saturday. If his defense is up to snuff, he'd likely give the Padres a higher-upside offensive option than the light-hitting Alexi Amarista.