Brock Holt is Headed to the Brewers


The offseason from hell continues.  On Monday night news broke that utility player Brock Holt signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal. 

This offseason, the Red Sox have let go their manager, Alex Cora, for his part in the 2017 Houston Astros sign stealing scandal.  They have traded the face of the franchise in Mookie Betts.  They moved on from David Price, and now Holt has moved on ending the fan favorite’s run with Boston. 

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When the Red Sox signed Jose Peraza, the writing was on the wall for Holt.  Peraza, who was non-tendered by the Reds, signed a one-year, $3 million dollar deal with the Red Sox.  He is expected to battle with Michael Chavis for the starting second base spot in Boston this season. 

Holt became expendable with the Peraza signing, and while it always seemed like the door was open for his return, the odds seemed slim as the offseason went on. 

The Red Sox have some infield depth, and the depth they have is cheap and controllable.  The Red Sox are going to hope Peraza can rebound from a tough 2019 and Chavis can take the next step forward in his development.  Holt would have been additional depth, but they do have the likes of Tzu-Wei Lin, Jonathan Arauz, C.J. Chatham, and Marco Hernandez who can all provide depth on the Major League level at some point this season. 

Red Sox fans are upset with the fact Holt is gone.  They realize that his off-field presence was arguably more important than what he brought to the diamond.  Holt was a huge presence with the Jimmy Fund.  Holt brought comfort and was more than a baseball player to the kids at the Dana-Farber Institute.  Holt served as the Red Sox Jimmy Fund Captain for the past five seasons.  Holt undertook fundraising efforts for the Jimmy Fund, for example, he sold t-shirts last year to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness.  The shirts have sold over 1,500 to date for $12 apiece.

"Brock Star" earned the fans respect and admiration because of the off-field player he was and his fun loving attitude. 

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For his efforts in the community, Holt was nominated for the fourth time in the last five seasons for the Roberto Clemente Award.  The Roberto Clemente Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.”  The Red Sox Tim Wakefield and David Ortiz were back-to-back winners in 2010-2011. 

The Red Sox acquired Holt from the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 26, 2012.  Holt was traded to Boston with reliever Joel Hanrahan.  The Pirates acquired OF Jerry Sands, IF Ivan DeJesus, reliever Mark Melancon and pitching prospect Stolmy Pimentel. 

Holt will forever be a fan favorite in Boston.  Holt and his young son Griff will be missed by the Red Sox clubhouse and fans.  Holt was a good player on the field for the Red Sox, but more importantly he was a great human off the field.  What he has done for the kids with the Jimmy Fund is special. 

I will miss Holt.  Red Sox Nation will miss Holt.  Enjoy the Brewers.  We’ll see you in June when Holt comes to Boston for a three games series. The Official Online Shop of Major League Baseball

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Boston Sports Syndicate: Brock Holt is Headed to the Brewers
Brock Holt is Headed to the Brewers
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