Holt is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mets.
He had started four straight games prior to this benching. Josh Harrison draws the start at third base and will bat fifth.
Holt will start at third base and will bat fifth Wednesday against the Phillies.
With Carter Kieboom (wrist) moving to the injured list Wednesday and with the Nationals having seemingly soured on the struggling Eric Thames, the versatile Holt looks like he'll get the chance to be a near-everyday player for Washington the rest of the season. He started the previous three contests, going a collective 3-for-11 with a double, a stolen base, two RBI and a run.
Holt went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Monday's victory over the Phillies.
Holt tacked on an insurance run for his squad in the seventh inning on a single to left field, extending Washington's lead to four. The utility man has started to find his groove in Washington since joining the club in late August and is now 14-for-44 with four doubles, three RBI and six runs scored in his last 14 games, a vast improvement from his .100/.222/.100 slash line through the first 16 games of the season with Milwaukee.
Holt (personal) was activated from the paternity list Thursday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The Nationals have a day off Thursday, but Holt should be available for the team's season opener in Miami on Friday. The 32-year-old started in seven of the last eight games prior to his placement on the paternity list, hitting .429 with four doubles, five runs and two RBI during that time.
Holt landed on the paternity list Monday, Byron Kerr of MASNSports.com reports.
Players typically miss around three days on the paternity list, which would mean Holt should be back by Friday's game against the Marlins, as the Nationals have an off day Thursday. Pandemic-related protocols could delay that slightly, however. Jake Noll was recalled to fill his bench spot.
Holt went 4-for-5 with a two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored Saturday against Atlanta.
Holt was retired in his first at-bat but reached base in every other plate appearance. It was his first multi-hit performance this season, though his path to playing time was damaged by the promotion of Carter Kieboom, who is expected to serve as the team's primary third baseman moving forward.
Holt is not starting the first game of Friday's doubleheader against Atlanta.
Holt hits the bench after starting two games in a row. He's yet to record a hit for his new team and has just three hits in 40 at-bats overall this season. Josh Harrison starts at third base in his absence.
The Nationals announced Saturday that they are signing Holt, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Holt was released by the Brewers on Thursday but has quickly found a new home in Washington D.C. The team recently optioned Carter Kieboom to its alternate training site, which could allow for Holt to play a depth role at third base and possibly in the outfield. Holt has struggled mightily this season, hitting .100/.222/.100 with just three hits and one RBI in 30 at-bats. He'll need to provide more consistency at the plate if he wants to carve himself playing time as a utility player for the Nationals.
The Brewers released Holt on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Holt went unclaimed off waivers after the Brewers designated him for assignment last weekend, but Milwaukee apparently wasn't keen on keeping the utility man around in its 60-man roster pool. Though he struggled to the tune of a .322 OPS in his 36 plate appearances with Milwaukee, Holt's extensive MLB experience and ability to play all over the infield and outfield should allow him to at least land a minor-league deal with another organization.
Holt was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Saturday.
Holt saw inconsistent playing time with the Brewers this season and struggled at the plate when he did play. Over 36 plate appearances in 2020, he hit .100 with one RBI and nine strikeouts. The 32-year-old carries value through his versatile defensive abilities, but it's unclear whether he'll find a new destination after being cast off the 40-man roster. Jace Peterson's contract was selected in a corresponding move. Manager Craig Counsell said that he doesn't expect Holt to remain in the organization if he clears waivers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Holt (ankle) started at third base in Wednesday's game against the Pirates and went 0-for-1 while being hit by a pitch.
Holt was slowed for a bit after injuring his ankle warming up on Opening Day, but his inclusion in Wednesday's lineup indicates he is back at 100 percent. Holt figures to be a part-time player for the Brewers, but his versatility will allow him to see action at multiple positions.
Holt (ankle) is progressing in his recovery and could be available for Monday's game against the Pirates, Will Sammon of The Athletic reports.
Holt suffered a sprained ankle in pregame warmups prior to Friday's season opener, but manager Craig Counsell said Monday that he's nearing a return. The 32-year-old could carve out a fair amount of playing time due to his defensive versatility. He appeared in 87 games with the Red Sox last season, slashing .297/.369/.402 with three home runs and 31 RBI.
Holt is day-to-day with a sprained ankle, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
He suffered the injury in Friday's pregame warmups, which is why he has yet to make his Brewers debut. Manager Craig Counsell said the injury is not serious enough for Holt to land on the injured list.
Holt has played primarily shortstop this spring and hit .227 (5-for-22) with an RBI and a 3:5 BB:K.
With Luis Urias sitting out spring training due to a wrist injury Holt played frequently at shortstop, something he rarely did in his final season with the Red Sox. The Brewers were likely just giving Holt as many reps as possible at the position in order to get a first-person look at his skills there. Urias will be healthy when games resume, so while Holt could play some at shortstop, it's unlikely he will do so regularly, and will instead move around the diamond in some sort of super-utility role.
Holt's contract with the Brewers is for one year and worth $3.25 million, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. In addition, there is a $5 million team option for 2021, with a $750,000 buyout.
Holt inked a deal earlier this week with the Brewers, though the official terms have now come to light. In addition to the basics of the deal, Holt also has $250,000 bonuses in his contract for reaching 400, 425 and 450 plate appearances. He's currently projected to fill a super-utility role for the team, and is likely to get most of his playing time between third base and shortstop.
Holt signed a contract with the Brewers on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Holt appeared in 87 games for the Red Sox in 2019, slashing .297/.369/.402 with three home runs, 31 RBI and a stolen base. Assuming he makes the big-league roster, he figures to serve as a super-utility man for Milwaukee after drawing starts in eight different positions for Boston a season ago.
Holt has received interest from the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reported Wednesday.
Holt is unlikely to return to Boston after the Red Sox signed Jose Peraza to a one-year, $3 million contract. The utility man finished his seventh season with the Red Sox with a .279 batting average, 38 runs scored and 31 RBI in 259 at-bats. Cotillo adds that the Reds have shown interest in the veteran.
Holt (knee) is starting at third base and hitting fifth Thursday against the Rangers.
He was expected to return Friday, but apparently he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a minor knee injury. Holt is hitting .246 with zero home runs and zero steals this month.
Holt (knee) is expected to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Holt has been sidelined since Saturday due to knee soreness, but he's expected to rejoin the starting lineup for Boston's final series of the season, which begins Friday. Chris Owings is starting at second base in his place Wednesday.
Holt sits for the fourth straight game Wednesday against the Rangers.
It's not clear if Holt is dealing with an injury or if the Red Sox are simply trying out other options. Chris Owings will start at second base in his absence.
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|09/23||vs PHI||L 3-12||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||83||291||35||75||6||0||3||24||30||54||8||3||.258||.327||.309|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||27||108||21||34||8||2||1||7||8||12||7||1||.315||.380||.454|
|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||4||12||2||3||0||0||0||1||2||1||0||0||.250||.357||.250|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||20||70||9||15||1||0||3||9||6||14||0||0||.214||.286||.357|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1||3||0||1||0||0||0||0||--||--||0||0||.333||.333||.333|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||9||28||7||7||2||0||1||3||8||12||1||0||.250||.432||.429|
|2019||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||--||0||0||.000||.333||.000|