Will Middlebrooks taken for x-rays on right wrist

CLEVELAND — Red Sox rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks was taken to an area hospital after tonight’s game for x-rays on his right wrist.

Middlebrooks was hit by a 96-mph fastball thrown by Cleveland reliever Esmil Rogers in the ninth inning and left the game.

Manager Bobby Valentine said that Middlebrooks was in a lot of pain and that the ball “hit him in a bad spot.”

“I doubt that he’s in there tomorrow. I hope that it’s only a day, doubtful of that,” Valentine said.

Valentine said Middlebrooks was struck on the side of the wrist near the base of the hand, right on the bone.

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“I have no idea what it is,” Middlebrooks said before he left. “I just know it hurts.”

Also, David Ortiz (right Achilles strain) rested today and will work out tomorrow. But it’s now doubtful he plays on Sunday.

“I don’t think so,” Valentine said.

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