Recommendation: The strong play of Jose Iglesias has kept Middlebrooks on the bench in five of the past six outings. In order to get help him gain regular at-bats, Middlebrooks will report to Pawtucket in an attempt to turn around his mostly quiet bat. In 53 games, he hit just .192/.228/.389 in 203 at-bats, with the only positive six homers during the month of April.
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Update: Middlebrooks was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, NESN reports.