After a breakthrough rookie season, Middlebrooks was supposed to be a reliable bat in the middle-third of the Red Sox batting order this year. Instead, his struggles have been notable. He hit .192 in 53 games with the Red Sox this season before manager John Farrell decided to give the job to Jose Iglesias. Middlebrooks had a big 8-RBI game last week in Pawtucket, but he’s got a lot of ground to make up if he wants his full-time job back. With Iglesias playing well and top prospect Xander Boegarts waiting in the wings, the Sox could look to move Middlebrooks.