Middlebrooks sidelined by strained calf

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks will receive an MRI on a strained right calf Sunday, according to manager John Farrell.

Middlebrooks was scratched from the lineup Saturday night minutes before first pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers. He was replaced by Jonathan Herrera.

Farrell said Middlebrooks strained the calf during sprints prior to the game.

Middlebrooks homered in the home opener Friday and is 3-for-13 overall through four games.