Holt went 2-for-6 with two runs scored as Boston's leadoff hitter in Saturday night's 11-9 loss to the Twins. Holt was filling in for ailing Mookie Betts (knee) atop the order Saturday and will continue do so as long as Betts remains sidelined. That will be mean more at-bats per game for Holt, who has hit .333 (14-for-42) with a .999 OPS in 12 games since returning from a concussion.
Holt will lead off Saturday against the Twins, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. With Mookie Betts (knee) out of the lineup, Holt will move up for his first start atop the order this season. Holt hasn't hit higher than sixth in a start to this point, but he's 12-for-36 with a pair of homers this month and manager John Farrell said Friday (when questioned about prospect Andrew Benintendi's move to left field at Double-A) said he's "more than happy" with Holt in left field for Boston.
Holt is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Holt will get Saturday's afternoon game off as Bryce Brentz makes a spot start in left and bats eighth. Holt has been effective since returning from the concussion list on July 1, slashing .364/.440/.636 with a 1.076 OPS over six games.
Holt (ankle) is not in the lineup for Sunday's matchup with Tampa Bay, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports. Holt sprained his ankle in Friday's game and is expectedly being held out of the lineup as Aaron Hill gets the start at third and bats sixth. Holts' ankle sprain is not considered serious and it's likely he'll be near 100 percent following the All-Star Break. The 28-year-old is currently on a five-game hit streak, going 7-for-19 (.368) with six runs and three RBI during that time.
Holt (ankle) will not return before the All-Star break, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Holt sustained a sprained ankle Friday night, and he'll be held out of action Saturday and Sunday as the All-Star break nears. It's unclear whether or not Holt will miss time beyond the break, but Boston is hoping he can avoid a stint on the DL, which seems quite realistic.