The Red Sox are on the verge of losing a fan favorite back to his old home in the National League Central.
Per a late Monday report from The Athletic, Brock Holt and the Brewers have agreed in principle on a contract for 2020. A routine physical is all that stands between Holt and his seven-year tenure in Boston coming to an end.
Holt played in 87 games in 2019, slashing .297/.369/.402 in somewhat limited duty. Eye and shoulder injuries forced him to serve a pair of stints on the injured list, and Holt wasn’t regularly in uniform until late May. His batting average remained above .300 from mid-June all the way until the season’s final two games.
Holt’s highlight with the Red Sox came in Game 3 of the 2018 American League Division Series against the Yankees. His home run in the ninth inning clinched the first postseason cycle in baseball history, the capper to a 16-1 drubbing. Boston regained command of the ALDS thanks to that victory at Yankee Stadium and eventually went on to capture its fourth World Series crown this century.
The 31-year-old Holt is capable of playing any infield position and some corner outfield in a pinch. The Red Sox left side is anchored…