Brock Holt has one season left on his contract before he hits free agency. But if the Red Sox' superutility player has it his way, he will be in Boston for the rest of his career.
In a story by Chris Mason of The Eagle Tribune, Holt opened up about his love of the organization and why he wants to remain in Boston.
"I love being a part of this organization. This is where I want to end up and play for as long as I've got left," Holt told the Eagle-Tribune. "Playing a game, obviously you can't play forever, but if you're happy, if you're comfortable, and you enjoy where you're at — My family loves it. I love it. It's a good place to be."
"I'm happy I'm here with the Red Sox," Holt reiterated. "Hopefully I can stick around. That's what I'd like to do. I love it here. I love the role that I'm in. I've come to embrace it."
Holt has endeared himself to Red Sox fans over the course of the past few seasons, and he was instrumental as a versatile fill-in during their World Series title last season, batting .277 with seven homers and 46 RBIs while playing six different positions in the field.
A long-term arrangement would make sense for both Holt and the Red Sox, as he would continue to provide the team with excellent bench value while he clearly wants to stay. Of course, MLB free agency has been frustrating for many players, so it remains to be seen if the Red Sox will make things easy on Holt.
Holt recently commented on Craig Kimbrel's lack of free agent offers. Holt will be looking to avoid being in the same situation, as Kimbrel remains unsigned with Spring Training in full swing.
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