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Milwaukee Brewers release Brock Holt

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A short stay in Milwaukee for the versatile utility man

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers’ acquisition of Brock Holt for the 2020 season was seen by many as a smart pickup. By any measure, Holt was the type of player David Stearns and Craig Counsell like. Unfortunately his 2020 performance did not measure up to his standard from previous seasons. The result was a DFA earlier in August with the ultimate result being his release.

In 36 plate appearances, Holt was only able to muster a .100/.222/.100 slash line. By his own admission, his head was not on baseball, but on his family.

Where Holt goes from here is anyone’s guess. At 33-years old, the versatile utility man is at the twilight of his career, but that versatility would surely allow him to catch on somewhere. With his concerns at home, however, he might just pack it in and try to catch on somewhere in 2021 instead.