Red Sox 3B Middlebrooks out with wrist fracture

Published August 11, 2012

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Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks had his right wrist fracture confirmed on Saturday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Middlebrooks was hit by an Esmil Rogers pitch on Friday and had to leave the game in favor of a pinch runner. Reports surfaced Friday night about the injury and were confirmed on Saturday.

It's unknown how long he will be out, though the Boston Globe reported he may miss the remainder of the season.

Middlebrooks has played 75 games in his rookie season and has a .288 batting average, .325 on-base percentage and .509 slugging percentage. He also slugged 15 homers, hit 14 doubles and drove in 54 runs.

To replace Middlebrooks on the roster, the Red Sox recalled newly acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from Triple-A Pawtucket. Valencia was brought over from Minnesota last week and has a .260 batting average in 273 career games with the Twins.

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