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Friday, September 12, 2014

Red Sox Injury Update: Brock Holt sent to concussion specialist

By on 9/12/2014 04:30:00 PM

Boston Red Sox infielder Brock Holt was sent to see a head trauma specialist on Thursday, reports Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe:

Holt has not played since September 5 due to persisting concussion-like symptoms. The Red Sox believe Holt may have suffered the concussion when he took a Dustin Pedroia forearm to the head on August, although he appeared in 10 games after that.  

The 26-year-old became a fan favorite in Boston earlier this season due to a hot start at the plate and ability to play almost any position. Overall, Holt has hit .281/.331/.381 and posted 2.2 WAR while appearing everywhere on the diamond except at pitcher and catcher.

With Holt out and Pedroia shut down for the rest of the season, the Red Sox have shifted Mookie Betts back to second base to get him more regular playing time.

Boston has long been out of any playoff contention, so they could choose to hold out Holt for the rest of the year should his problems continue. 

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