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Brock Holt | Second Baseman | #12

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 9 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Brock Holt (abdominal) said he was held out of Tuesday's lineup as a precaution.
Holt was scratched from the lineup, but he was able to take batting practice without any problems. Consider him day-to-day for now. Mar 6 - 3:22 PM

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Brock Holt was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to left abdominal tightness.

These sort of injuries can be tricky, so the Red Sox will likely take it easy with him in the next couple of days. Holt is projected to begin the year in a utility role.
Mar 6 - 1:46 PM

Brock Holt was scratched from Tuesday's Grapefruit League lineup.

No word yet on the reason for the change. The Red Sox should provide an update at some point Tuesday afternoon.
Mar 6 - 1:17 PM

Red Sox and INF/OF Brock Holt avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.225 million contract.

It's Holt's second year of arbitration eligibility. He hit .200/.305/.243 in 2017 over 64 games in a season shortened by concussion and vertigo issues.
Jan 12 - 2:31 PM

Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald writes that Brock Holt could be a non-tender candidate this offseason.

Holt has been limited to just 52 games this season due to concussion and vertigo issues while batting just .175/.286/.208 over 140 plate appearances. He's making $1.95 million in 2017 and will be arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 29-year-old isn't going to break the bank next year, but the Red Sox could decide to go in a different direction to fill a utility role.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 09:19:00 AM

Brock Holt doubled, walked and scored twice Wednesday against the Indians.

Holt figured to be the biggest beneficiary of Jackie Bradley Jr.'s injury, but now that the Red Sox have brought in another outfielder in Rajai Davis, it doesn't seem like Holt's playing time will increase all that much. He does have the platoon advantage against righties, but the Red Sox will probably try to capitalize on Davis's recent strong play.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 10:40:00 PM

Brock Holt was hitless over three at-bats with a strikeout in Saturday's road loss against the Angels.

Holt continues to have difficulties at the plate, posting a .175 average overall on the season. He has just five hits across 25 at-bats (.200) in eight games since coming off the 10-day disabled list July 16 after a bout with vertigo.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 04:34:00 AM

Red Sox activated INF/OF Brock Holt from the 60-day disabled list.

Holt is officially the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees, but he'll stick around after that as long as his vertigo doesn't act up again. The utility player has missed most of the season with the ailment. Holt figures to see some starts at third base, at least until the Red Sox go out and trade for help at the hot corner.
Sun, Jul 16, 2017 09:59:00 AM

Brock Holt (vertigo) resumed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

Holt first went on the disabled list back in late April due to vertigo and he's had numerous starts and stops with his rehab since then. In other words, it's anyone's guess as to whether he'll continue feeling well enough to rejoin the Red Sox relatively soon.
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 08:52:00 AM

Red Sox transferred INF/OF Brock Holt to the 60-day disabled list.

Holt is still in the recovery stages of multiple concussions and vertigo. Nothing has changed in his timetable to return, this was merely done as a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 03:51:00 PM

Brock Holt (concussion, vertigo) is hoping "it won’t be too long before I get back in there."

Holt has suffered two concussions in the last year and is still battling vertigo-like symptoms. He was pulled off his minor league rehab assignment last month, prompting him to visit Dr. Michael Collins, a leading concussion specialist based in Pittsburgh. Holt has been taking batting practice and fielding ground balls but he won't be ready for game action until his eyes stabilize. "I’m just letting this play out," he said. "I feel more positive than I’ve felt in a long time, but I’m trying to hold back thinking about when I’ll take that final step to say, ‘Ok, I’m ready to do this.’ ’’ His presence has been sorely missed at third base, where the Red Sox are currently starting Josh Rutledge.
Source: Boston Globe
Sat, Jun 17, 2017 09:18:00 PM

Brock Holt (vertigo) will work out on the field and travel with the Red Sox but isn't close to returning to game action.

Holt was pulled off his rehab assignment due to ongoing vertigo symptoms. The feeling is that he'll return at some point this season, but it's totally up in the air as to when that might be.
Fri, May 26, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Brock Holt (vertigo) will visit a specialist in Pittsburgh sometime this week.

Holt continues to experience vertigo symptoms and has officially been pulled off his minor league rehab assignment. The utilityman has been on the disabled list since April 21 and remains out indefinitely.
Tue, May 23, 2017 04:35:00 PM

Brock Holt had to be pulled from Monday's rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket due to a recurrence of vertigo symptoms.

It's the second setback he's had in the last few weeks. What the next step for Holt is isn't known, but obviously he's not going to be activated as soon as hoped.
Mon, May 15, 2017 09:49:00 PM

Brock Holt (vertigo) will resume his minor league rehab assignment Saturday with Double-A Portland.

Holt had a slight setback in his recovery from vertigo but it looks like he's ready to roll. He should be back with the Red Sox sometime next week and figures to be the everyday third baseman with Pablo Sandoval (knee) and Marco Hernandez (shoulder) both injured.
Thu, May 4, 2017 05:12:00 PM

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