Holt trying to return to Red Sox lineup following concussion

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(May 30, 2016) — Stephenville native Brock Holt is on the mend, still unable to return to the Boston Red Sox lineup after suffering a concussion.

On May 20, the Red Sox placed Holt on the 7-day concussion disabled list, but 10 days later, he is still out.

There are positive signs for Holt, who has now suffered two concussions in his Major League Baseball career. He fielded ground balls before the Red Sox visited the Baltimore Orioles on Memorial Day Monday, according to a Tweet posted by Pete Abraham, who covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe.

The Red Sox and Holt believed he actually suffered the concussion more than a week before they realized that is what ailed him. He had not felt right since suffering whiplash diving for a grounder against the Oakland Athletics on May 9, according to Twitter posts by Providence Journal Red Sox beat writer Tim Bruton.

Holt, a utility player, has played 35 games this season with a .239 batting average and a .310 on-base percentage. The Red Sox entered Memorial Day in first place in the American League East, sporting a record of 30-20.

The 2006 Stephenville graduate represented the Red Sox in his first career All-Star Game appearance last summer.


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