Brock Holt won't be returning to the Red Sox

Rob Bradford
February 18, 2020 - 7:17 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The overhaul of the Red Sox continues.

One more familiar face will not be part of the 2020 Red Sox with Brock Holt headed to the Brewers. The 31-year-old had been in the Boston organization since being traded from Pittsburgh after the 2012 season.

While he only played in 87 games, Holt is coming off of one of his best offensive seasons, having hit .297 with a .771 OPS. The infielder was also known as an important piece of the Sox' clubhouse, having served as the Jimmy Fund player representative the past few years.

During his Red Sox career, Holt played every position except for pitcher and catcher.

The Red Sox' replacement for Holt is Jose Peraza, a 25-year-old who has started for the Reds the past three seasons. Michael Chavis also figures to offer some of the versatility Holt represented.

The Athletic was first with the news of the agreement.