During the first half of the season, the Red Sox found themselves in the position of having two third basemen competing for the role of everyday starter.
To remedy this, the Red Sox traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox and gave the starting job to Will Middlebrooks. But the transition wasn’t as smooth as the Sox had hoped, as Middlebrooks injured his hamstring soon after taking over at the hot corner.
Middlebrooks’ injury could have been trouble for the Sox, but time off during the All-Star break and a trip home to Texas gave the third baseman the rest he needed to get back in the lineup and start producing.
Check out the video below to hear Middlebrooks talk about his recovery, his relationship with Youkilis and more.