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.
"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."
Ron Roenicke has high praise for Brock Holt 👀 "...that is without a doubt the hardest job in baseball...and Brock was good at it." pic.twitter.com/ItmT3zCXHI— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) February 18, 2020
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 .311 at the plate with a .384 OBP and .810 OPS while playing almost every position possible.
Brock Holt's last 225 AB's with the Red Sox— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) February 18, 2020
Games - 77
BA - .311
OBP - .384
SLG - .427
OPS - .810
Hit in batting order - 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Played - 1B, 2B , SS, 3B, LF, RF, DH
He could do it all is not an overstatementhttps://t.co/eUPAdWtjH8
In his seven years with the Red Sox, Holt averaged .270 at the plate with 23 home runs, 203 RBIs and a .715 OPS -- which doesn't even detail how unbelievably special he was for Boston in the biggest moments, including Boston's 2018 postseason run and World Series Championship.