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.
Holt is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Holt will stick on the bench for a second straight game as Marco Hernandez picks up another start at the keystone in his stead. The utility man has struggled over his past five appearances, going just 3-for-19 (.158).
Holt is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
Holt will head to the bench for Monday's series finale after starting the past five games, going just 3-for-19 (.158) with two doubles and a 5:6 BB:K over that stretch. Marco Hernandez is starting at the keystone against lefty Blake Snell in place of Holt.
Holt (illness) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
Holt missed two starts due to illness, though he did appear off the bench in one of those games. He'll start in right field in place of Mookie Betts (foot).
Holt, who did not start Saturday due to illness, remains on the bench Sunday against the Phillies, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
An illness prevented Holt from starting Saturday, but he entered the game as a pinch hitter and played first base. While it appears he's over the illness, Holt will not start for a second straight contest. Chris Owings will get the start at second base.
Holt is sick, which is why he is not in Saturday's lineup against the Phillies, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
He is day-to-day. Marco Hernandez is starting at second base and hitting eighth.
Holt is not in Saturday's lineup in Philadelphia, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
He is hitting .289 with zero home runs and zero steals in 11 games this month. Marco Hernandez is starting at second base and hitting eighth.
Holt started in right field in place of the resting Mookie Betts and went 1-for-4 as Boston's leadoff hitter in Wednesday's 8-0 loss to Toronto.
Holt made just his second start in right field and had one of Boston's two hits. He'll finish out the season as the team's primary second baseman before entering the offseason as a free agent. The Red Sox have less expensive options to fill Holt's utility role going forward, so we anticipate he'll have a new employer in 2020.
Holt isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Holt drew eight straight starts to begin the month of September, going 7-for-28 with two RBI, a walk and three runs scored over that stretch, but he'll head to the bench Tuesday. Marco Hernandez gets the nod at the keystone and is set to hit ninth.
Holt went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Yankees.
Holt has settled into an everyday role at second base, starting 11 straight and 13 of the last 14 games. He's slashing .308/.357/.404 with three extra-base hits, six RBI and eight runs scored during the 14-game run. Holt should remain the primary starter there with news Boston is considering shutting down Michael Chavis (shoulder/oblique).
Holt went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's win over Colorado.
Holt plated a run with a ground rule double in the fifth inning and drove in another with a single in the seventh. The three-hit game upped his average to .351 in August and .329 overall on the season. He has also scored 30 runs and racked up 26 RBI in 173 at-bats.
Holt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The lefty-hitting Holt will duck out of the starting nine with the Red Sox facing a southpaw (Joey Lucchesi) in the series finale. Chris Owings replaces Holt at second base.
Holt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a second run scored in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Padres.
His third homer of the year was huge, as he took All-Star closer Kirby Yates deep in the top of the ninth inning to give Boston the win. Holt is slashing .241/.371/.586 through only 35 plate appearances in August with two of his three long balls, and with Michael Chavis (shoulder) looking to return to action next week, Holt's playing time could dry up even further despite his recent heroics.
Holt hit an opposite-field single to plate the winning run in Thursday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Royals. He went 2-for-3 with two walks.
Thursday's contest was the continuation of a game that was suspended Aug. 7. The two teams picked up the game in the 10th inning, and Holt delivered a wall-ball single to secure the win for Boston.
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