Middlebrooks has broken right wrist

Middlebrooks has broken right wrist

Middlebrooks has broken right wrist
CLEVELAND -- Third baseman Will Middlebrooks left the Red Sox's 3-2 win over the Indians in the ninth inning on Friday night with a broken right wrist.

Middlebrooks, who was plunked by a 96-mph fastball from Esmil Rogers, had X-rays following the game, and manager Bobby Valentine said the rookie was in a lot of pain.

"He got hit pretty good in a bad place," Valentine said. "I was hoping it was going to be a little more down on the meat. It's right on the bone."

The Boston Globe originally reported Middlebrooks broke his wrist and the club will call up Danny Valencia.

Valentine said Middlebrooks was unlikely to play on Saturday.

"I hope it's only a day, doubtful of that," Valentine said.