(CLEVELAND) — One of the bright spots for the Boston Red Sox this season has been the emergence of third baseman Will Middlebrooks, but the shine could be wearing off as Middlebrooks reportedly suffered a broken wrist and is out indefinitely.
Middlebrooks suffered the injury Friday night in the team’s game against the Cleveland Indians. The Boston Globe is reporting that Middlebrooks broke his right wrist when he was hit by a 95 MPH fastball in the ninth inning. The Boston Globe is also reporting that the team will call up Danny Valencia from Triple-A Pawtucket.
“Bad spot,” Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said after the game. “He got hit pretty good in a bad place. …He’s in a lot of pain. I was hoping it was down on the meat. It was straight on the bone.”
In 75 games played this season, the 23-year old Middlebrooks hit .288 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs.
There is not current timetable for his return.
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