Brock Holt’s time in Milwaukee has come to an end.
Holt had been designated by assignment by the Brewers last week and it seems he cleared through waivers without any interest, so the team has opted to release him.
I imagine part of that was because of the price tag that came along with him. The Brewers inked the veteran utility guy to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $3,500,000, so they’ll be on the hook for all of that.
Back in January, it was reported that the Blue Jays had an interest in signing Holt. Here’s what I had to say at the time…
I mean, he’s probably an upgrade on Brandon Drury at this point. But how much are you willing to invest in a light-ish hitting utility guy on the wrong side of 30? These are generally the types of players you try to develop internally.
It isn’t overly surprising they didn’t want to toss much cash at Holt back in the winter given the fact they had Drury playing pretty much the same role, but things might be different now.
For one, Holt won’ …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation