Will Middlebrooks of the Boston Red Sox is congratulated by manager Bobby Valentine after Middlebrooks hit a solo home run against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Will Middlebrooks Likely Out For Season

The Red Sox will be without Will Middlebrooks who broke his wrist when he was hit by a pitch Friday night.

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Will Middlebrooks Reportedly Out For The Season With Broken Wrist

When Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks took a fastball off the wrist in the ninth inning of Boston's game Friday, it didn't look good. It appears the news is about as bad as it could get for the Red Sox as Middlebrooks is now likely to miss the rest of the 2012 season with a broken wrist, according to a report from Justin Albers of MLB.com.

The 23-year-old was having a terrific rookie season, hitting .288 with 15 home runs and 54 RBI in 75 games. He was fourth on the team in both home runs and RBI and his .835 OPS was good for third best.

"He had a terrific run with us," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said, according to MLB.com. "He's a terrific player. I couldn't be happier or more proud of everything he did developing into the player that he is right now and contributing to our team. It's a shame."

To replace Middlebrooks, the Red Sox called up Danny Valencia from Triple-A. Valencia hit .198 with 17 RBI in 34 games for the Minnesota Twins this season.

For more on the Red Sox, visit Over the Monster and SB Nation Boston.

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Will Middlebrooks Reportedly Suffers Broken Wrist

The Red Sox will be without Will Middlebrooks who broke his wrist when he was hit by a pitch Friday night.

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