Brock Holt

Brock Holt gets positive news, but still not ready for action

Rob Bradford
September 18, 2014 - 1:46 pm

PITTSBURGH --  Brock Holt is better, but not quite good enough to see game action. The utilityman, who has been out since Sept. 5 with a concussion, came back from his appointment with concussion specialist Micky Collins, PhD with good results. "He'€™s improved today," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. '€œHe got some encouraging news from Dr. Collins and his staff with the battery of tests that he went through. We'€™ll begin to incorporate baseball activities, likely when we get to Baltimore. It'€™s still undetermined but not out of the question that he would return before this season is out. But we still have to see how he responds to baseball activity that he takes in." Farrell didn'€™t rule out a return before the Red Sox end their season a week from Sunday. "I think we have to stay open minded," he said. "We'€™ll still, we have to sit down with Brock and discuss this. Even if it weren'€™t prior to the end of our regular season, Is there a possibility of getting him in some games in Instructional League just to answer the physical questions that we'€™re all trying to get answers to right now." (For the Red Sox Instructional League roster, click here.) Holt has played in 106 games this season, hitting .281 with a .711 OPS.