Friday, January 11, 2019

Former Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks Announces Retirement From Baseball

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He was part of the World Series Championship 'Band Of Bearded Brothers' in 2013—hitting 17 HRs that year. After injuries and limited play in a down 2014 season, Will Middlebrooks was traded by Boston to the San Diego Padres. He then moved on to Milwaukee, Texas and finally the Philadelphia Phillies where he hoped to re-establish what had been such a promising career. Along the way, he married former NESN star Jenny Dell—and they now have a little infant daughter together. Last Spring Training with the Phillies, he suffered a gruesome injury to his left leg (fractured fibula) that sidelined him for the season. Despite an attempt at rehab, the Texas native decided to hang up his spikes and retire from Major League Baseball. Perhaps the most vivid memory of Will's time in Boston was his being called for obstruction in Game Three of the 2013 World Series. We still don't thing it was obstruction! Anyway, we wish Will and Jenny all the best in the years ahead.