Middlebrooks Out Of Red Sox Lineup With Sore Ribs

BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will get Wednesday night off after a collision with teammate David Ross on Tuesday night left his with sore ribs.

Pedro Ciriaco, who took Middlebrooks’ place at third on Tuesday night, will get the start at third and bad ninth on Wednesday night as Boston continues their four-game set against the Minnesota Twins.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia will start behind the plate, batting seventh.

Middlebrooks underwent an X-Ray and CT scan on Tuesday night shortly after he collided with Ross while catching a foul ball. The third baseman’s right side slammed into lower wall on the stands, but manager John Farrell echoed on Wednesday that Middlebrooks and Ross remain “day-to-day.”

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Middlebooks was at the ballpark on Wednesday, participating in some soft toss.

Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Wednesday night’s game against the Twins:

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Shane Victorino, RF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Mike Napoli, 1B

6. Jonny Gomes, LF

7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

8. Stephen Drew, SS

9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

Ciriaco committed a pair of fielding errors after replacing Middlebrooks in the eighth inning on Tuesday night, but manager John Farrell was not concerned with his glove after the loss.

“That was uncharacteristic of Pedro,” said Farrell. “He’s shown to be a very dependable defender. Two miscues are unlike him.”

Rookie Allen Webster will make his second career start for the Red Sox on Wednesday night.

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