Sunday, January 27, 2013

Will Middlebrooks Is Ready For The 2013 Season

Jim Rogash/Getty Images
Emerging Red Sox star Will Middlebrooks is raring to go for the 2013 season. Fully recovered from his broken wrist (on his throwing hand), he is fit and ready to head to Fort Myers. Meeting with the press yesterday, Middlebrooks made it clear that he is taking nothing for granted, “I’m going to go in like I’m fighting for a position because for one thing I haven’t played since August and I need to get ready and get back in game form.’’ One of the few bright lights of 2012, the young third baseman could join a core of Red Sox hitters that can put some thump back into the line-up. Already a more than adequate defender at the hot corner, Middlebrooks is not satisfied, “I want to be as solid as I can on defense. I feel like I can hit, I feel like I can produce offensively but I want to be solid on defense and be able to help our pitchers out as much as I can.’’ The new #16 will be fun to watch.