SARASOTA, Fla. — When Will Middlebrooks left the first inning of Wednesday night’s 5-3 loss against the Baltimore Orioles holding his right wrist against his side, it appeared the Red Sox third baseman had suffered a significant injury.
Instead it was only a scare. The pain dissipated quickly and Middlebrooks left Ed Smith Stadium feeling only relief. “I was worried. It worried me for sure. But I feel fine,” he said.