Holt has just eight hits in his last 53 at-bats. Holt's sluggish production has lowered his batting average to .219 on the season, with just seven RBI. Unless he begins to offer the Reds more upside at the plate, Holt will likely continue to see limited playing time as Billy Hamilton's backup.
Holt is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics. The Reds have turned to Holt the last three games while Billy Hamilton battles a concussion, but Holt will get the day off Sunday as Steve Selsky enters the lineup. Holt is sitting on a respectable .352 on-base percentage on the campaign, and should continue to get the majority of the starts in center field so long as Hamilton remains out.
Holt is in the lineup and batting seventh for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. Holt will get the start as Billy Hamilton goes through the MLB's concussion protocol. Holt has hit and impressive .294/.372/.353 with six RBI and 12 runs scored through 42 games as a reserve this season and could see increased playing time in the short-run should Hamilton miss time with a concussion.
Holt got the start in center field Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI in a 10-9 loss to the Nationals. He's now turned in multi-hit performances in each of his last three starts, but with Billy Hamilton showing signs of life at the plate as well, Holt hasn't gotten much of a chance to prove he can handle a bigger workload. Unless the Reds make a move to open up more at-bats for him, Holt remains of interest only in deep NL-only formats.
Holt is a late addition to the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Mariners. Jay Bruce was originally slated to start in right field. However, he is a late scratch due to a sore knee. Holt will replace the veteran in right, and bat second in the order. He will have a tough draw facing off against Felix Hernandez.