KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It was telling, perhaps, that Will Middlebrooks waited until after he was done with batting practice on Saturday to speak to reporters about getting called back up from Triple A Pawtucket.
After walking into the clubhouse at 3:09 p.m., Middlebrooks got reacquainted with his teammates then took a seat a laptop computer to watch video of Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie. Meetings with the coaching staff followed.
“All business,” he said.
The 24-year-old third baseman was demoted on June 25 because he was hitting .192 and lost his job to Jose Iglesias. But team officials also thought Middlebrooks had grown too comfortable with the trappings of life in the majors after a solid rookie season. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.