37 Facts About Will Middlebrooks


William Scott Middlebrooks was born on September 9,1988 and is an American former professional baseball third baseman.

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Will Middlebrooks made his Major League Baseball debut with the Boston Red Sox on May 2,2012, and played with them through 2014.

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Will Middlebrooks played in MLB for the San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers.

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Will Middlebrooks was originally a shortstop, but the Red Sox converted him into a third baseman in the minor leagues.

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Will Middlebrooks represented the United States in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.

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Will Middlebrooks signed minor league contracts with the Brewers and Rangers before the 2016 and 2017 seasons, respectively.

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Will Middlebrooks played shortstop and pitched for the high school baseball team.

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Will Middlebrooks was named to the Class 3A All-State First Team and Class 3A Player of the Year by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

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Will Middlebrooks admits that he preferred football, until he realized during his junior year that he had the opportunity to be selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

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Will Middlebrooks was an athletic defensive player and hit for power and was credited for his contact skills, although he was not considered the most patient hitter.

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Will Middlebrooks's throwing arm was well regarded, and his baserunning was rated as average.

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Will Middlebrooks had been projected as a first round talent in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft.

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Will Middlebrooks made his professional debut in 2008 with the Lowell Spinners of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League, where he batted.

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Will Middlebrooks described himself as developmentally behind other players at his level because of the time he had devoted to football.

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In 2009, Will Middlebrooks played for the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League, where he batted.

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Will Middlebrooks was promoted to the Salem Red Sox of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League in 2010 and responded by batting.

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Will Middlebrooks began the 2011 season playing for the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League.

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Will Middlebrooks played in the Eastern League All-Star Game, hitting a double in the game.

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Will Middlebrooks participated in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game, starting at third base and going 1-for-2.

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Will Middlebrooks made his MLB debut that day, drawing a walk in his first plate appearance and recording two hits.

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In Game 3 of the 2013 World Series, Will Middlebrooks was ruled to have obstructed future teammate Allen Craig after diving for an errant throw at third base.

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Will Middlebrooks had been struggling at the plate to begin the season hitting just.

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Will Middlebrooks continued to miss time later in the season due to lingering effects of the hand injury.

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Will Middlebrooks competed with Yangervis Solarte to be the Padres' starting third baseman in spring training.

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On December 15,2015, Will Middlebrooks agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Will Middlebrooks signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers on November 11,2016.

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Will Middlebrooks began the 2017 season with the Round Rock Express of the PCL.

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Will Middlebrooks spent most of 2017 with the Express until he was called up by the Rangers in September.

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Will Middlebrooks became the first player in over 100 years to hit a pinch-hit triple in both games of a doubleheader on September 6,2017, against the Atlanta Braves.

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On January 3,2018, Will Middlebrooks signed a minor-league contract that included an invitation to spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies.

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On February 25, Will Middlebrooks broke his leg in a spring training game against the Orioles, and because of this injury, he did not appear in a game during the 2018 season.

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Will Middlebrooks elected free agency on November 2,2018, and on January 10,2019, he announced his retirement.

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In March 2022, Will Middlebrooks joined NESN, where his wife Jenny worked from 2012 to 2014, as a studio analyst for Red Sox coverage.

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Will Middlebrooks' mother, Julie, and youngest sister, Mary, are artists; Julie is an art teacher.

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Will Middlebrooks has been friends with Ryan Mallett of the Baltimore Ravens since they met in a football camp after Mallett moved to the Texarkana area in the seventh grade.

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Will Middlebrooks was engaged to Ann Lux, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader; however, they broke up in August 2012.

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Later in 2012, Will Middlebrooks began dating Jenny Dell, a field reporter who covered the Red Sox for the New England Sports Network.

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