KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Will Middlebrooks is on his way to Kansas City and is expected to be in the Red Sox lineup tonight.
The 24-year-old third baseman hit .192/.228/.389 before he was optioned to Triple A Pawtucket on June 25. Middlebrooks hit .268/.327/.464 in Pawtucket with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in 45 games.
Middlebrooks was 12 for 38 in his last 10 games for the PawSox with two home runs and six RBIs.
The Red Sox were using Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder at third base after the trade of Jose Iglesias. They were 5 of 37 (.135) with three RBIs in 11 games.
UPDATE, 3:30 p.m.: Middlebrooks is in the lineup and batting ninth.