Where there's a Will there's a way AND we got two in one day! @middlebrooks is a #Padre! http://t.co/RX34zNTty7 pic.twitter.com/8mcuIFL9Je
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) December 20, 2014
Middlebrooks has a stellar rookie campaign in 2012, followed by two disappointing seasons in 2013 and 2014. The Padres are banking on a change of scenery helping revive Middlebrooks' career, and we could see him starting at third base for the team in 2015.
Headed to the Red Sox in exchange is catcher Ryan Hanigan. Hanigan was acquired by the Padres from the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this week, and is now headed back to the East Coast with the Sox.
Middlebrooks is the brother of former Tulsa star and Buffalo coach & current Northeastern State assistant coach Lacey Middlebrooks.