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It was bad enough that the Red Sox lost to old friend Terry Francona in a 12-3 drubbing, but the news that Will Middlebrooks is injured again made the loss far worse. The 24-year Boston third baseman left Thursday night's game with back spasms that may have been caused by one of his last at-bats in the White Sox series. The back issues are unrelated to his rib injury. Unfortunately, Middlebrooks was just starting to look like the hitter we've come to expect before this new setback. More than likely, Pedro Ciriaco will fill in at third—a woefully poor substitute. If Middlebrooks needs a DL stint, you may see an infield call-up.