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Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Saturday at Tampa Bay, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

Middlebrooks has started seven consecutive games at third base, during which he hit .207 (6-for-29) with five RBI and no other counting stats. In his stead, Brock Holt is covering the hot corner and batting leadoff.

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Middlebrooks went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Wednesday night and finished the three-game series in Toronto 1-for-13 with eight strikeouts.

Middlebrooks continues to scuffle. Since his return to Boston, he's hitting .178/.221/.247 with 23 strikeouts in 77 plate appearances. When all options are available to manager John Farrell -- when Xander Bogaerts is healthy and Rusney Castillo is with the parent club -- he can easily find at-bats for Brock Holt at third base in place of Middlebrooks.

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Middlebrooks went 0-for-4 in Friday night's loss to the Mariners. He had been dealing with a hamstring injury.

Middlebrooks didn't start the previous game as a precaution, but ended up entering mid game. Since his return to active duty, Middlebrooks is hitting just .173/.218/.231 with 13 strikeouts in 55 plate appearances. Injuries have certainly had an impact, but it's still fair to question whether or not Middlebrooks will be a consistent hitter in the major leagues. He and Jackie Bradley are two prospects of diminishing value that could find a new start elsewhere.

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Middlebrooks (hamstring) entered Thursday's game in the fourth inning and went 1-for-2 in a loss to the Angels. He was not in the starting lineup because of a hamstring injury suffered Tuesday.

Middlebrooks was part of the roster shuffle to replace Yoenis Cespedes, who left the game to deal with a family medical emergency. Brock Holt, who started at third moved to the outfield with Middlebrooks replacing him at third.

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Middlebrooks (hamstring) said that he wasn't 100 percent before Thursday's game that he ultimately sat out for, but he could have played if needed, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

Middlebrooks' injury has been downplayed throughout its entirety, so his potential return to the diamond is a real possibility against the Mariners on Friday. If he's unable to play yet again, Brock Holt seems like the probably replacement.

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Middlebrooks (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Thursday against the Angels, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

Manager John Farrell previously indicated that a long absence didn't appear in the offing for Middlebrooks, but a stint on the DL probably isn't off the table completely just yet. He'll be evaluated closely over the next couple of days, with the team plugging in Brock Holt at third base until Middlebrooks is deemed ready to return.

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Middlebrooks, who isn't in the lineup Wednesday, was diagnosed with a hamstring strain, but isn't expected to miss much time, the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber reports. "We don't feel like this is a long-term thing," Farrell said. "But we'd be putting him in jeopardy if we were to start him tonight."

He left Tuesday's game with tightness in his right hamstring, and should be considered day-to-day for now. Utilityman Brock Holt will get the start at third base Wednesday.

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Middlebrooks (hamstring) is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Angels, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

Removed from Tuesday's contest due to a tight right hamstring, Middlebrooks will remain sidelined in the short term. In his place, Brock Holt will cover the keystone and bat leadoff.

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Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game against the Angels with right hamstring tightness, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Although Middlebrooks managed to beat out an infield in the fourth inning, he hurt his hamstring in the process and was immediately lifted for a pinch runner. The Red Sox are labeling the injury "tightness" for now, but it would make sense if they sent him for additional testing. Brock Holt and Kelly Johnson seem like the top candidates to see opportunities at third base should Middlebrooks miss time, though Xander Bogaerts is an option as well.

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Middlebrooks left Tuesday's game against the Angels with an apparent injury, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

Middlebrooks appeared to be in some discomfort after beating out an infield single in the fourth inning and he was promptly lifted for a pinch runner. Consider him day-to-day until more information becomes available.