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The Padres non-tendered Will Middlebrooks

Will Middlebrooks

San Diego Padres third baseman Will Middlebrooks drops a hit for a single by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 28, 2015, in San Diego. Middlebrooks picked up an error on the play. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)


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.