After two desultory seasons that erased all the good feeling of the promise he showed during his 2012 debut with the Red Sox, Will Middlebrooks is gone.
The Padres' interest in former Red Sox third baseman kept growing, but Boston GM Ben Cherington wasn't enamored by anybody on the Padres roster.
When Pablo Sandoval came to town, there controversy as to who would be starting at third base -- it was Sandoval.
The writing had already been on the wall for a struggling Will Middlebrooks.
The Red Sox have found their starting third baseman in Pablo Sandoval.
Now that Sandoval has taken hold of the position, what does that mean for Will Middlebrooks?