The Padres non-tendered Will Middlebrooks


A late non-tender from last night: the Padres non-tendered infielder Will Middlebrooks.

Middlebrooks, the Padres’ Opening Day third baseman in 2015, hit .212/.241/.361 in 270 plate appearances in San Diego. This after posting a .522 OPS in 2014, followed by his trade from Boston for Ryan Hanigan. There was a time when he looked like he was going to turn into a decent hitter — he put up a line of .288/.325/.509 in a little under half a season as a rookie in 2012 — but it seems like ages ago now.