William Scott Middlebrooks (born September 9, 1988) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). Middlebrooks made his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox on May 2, 2012 and played with them through 2014.
A fifth round draft pick in the 2007 MLB Draft out of Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas, Middlebrooks signed with the Red Sox for $925,000, bypassing his commitment to Texas A&M University. Middlebrooks was originally a shortstop, but the Red Sox converted him into a third baseman in the minor leagues. He represented the United States in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. Following Middlebrooks' emergence as the Red Sox' starting third baseman in 2012, the organization traded former All-Star Kevin Youkilis. After struggles in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, the Red Sox traded Middlebrooks to the San Diego Padres.
By Dean Hanley
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