Ron Roenicke details why Brock Holt has one of the most difficult jobs in baseball


Brock Holt is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox organization.

It was expected that the Red Sox wouldn’t re-sign Holt after signing Jose Peraza in December, resulting in the utility man — and Red Sox fan favorite — reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers.

With those accomplishments, including becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit for the cycle in the postseason, Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke had some high praise for Holt on Tuesday morning after learning he signed a deal with the Brewers.

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“I thought he was a fantastic hitter,” Roenicke said of the 31-year-old. “I think this guy can really hit. He’s coming in there facing the best relievers in the game, the nastiest stuff, and he’s coming in there in the eighth, ninth inning trying to do some big things. That is without a doubt, the hardest job in baseball.”

And with one of the most difficult jobs in baseball, Holt impressed in many plate appearances for the Red Sox through his last 77 games with the organization. He averaged…

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