Ouch! 95 mph to the wrist doesn’t sound like something I want to take on a Friday night. It looks like he won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. ESPN Boston with some notes and quotes.
CLEVELAND — Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was hit in the right wrist by a 95 m.p.h. fastball in the ninth inning Friday night against the Cleveland Indians, and manager Bobby Valentine’s initial prognosis wasn’t good.
“Bad spot,” Valentine said after Boston’s 3-2 win. “He got hit pretty good in a bad place. I doubt he’s in there tomorrow. He’s in a lot of pain. I was hoping it was down on the meat. It was straight on the bone.”
Middlebrooks was hit by Indians reliever Esmil Rogers just below the right wrist. After being attended to by the trainer, he came out of the game. He was scheduled to get an X-ray after the game.
“I don’t know anything,” Middlebrooks said. “We’re waiting to see.”
Middlebrooks, who is batting .288 with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs, was replaced at third base byNick Punto.