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Brewers sign utilityman Brock Holt to 1-year contract

The versatile IF/OF battled .297 with Boston last season.
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Posted at 4:23 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 17:23:07-05

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ultilityman Brock Holt and the Milwaukee Brewers finalized a one-year contract, a deal that includes a team option for 2021.

The 31-year-old left-handed batter had spent his first eight major league seasons with the Boston Red Sox and was an All-Star in 2015. He hit a career-high .297 last year with three homers and 31 RBIs in 295 plate appearances while playing every position except pitcher, catcher and center field.

Holt has a .271 career batting average and .714 OPS.

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Brewers designated RHP Taylor Williams for assignment.