Boston Red Sox infielder Brock Holt will be out for at least one week because of a concussion. 

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Holt Placed on 7-Day DL

Friday, May 20

Per the official Red Sox Twitter account, Holt was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list retroactive to May 19 with a “mild concussion.”

Holt enjoyed a productive 2015. His performance at the plate dipped in the second half, but he finished with a .280/.349/.727 slash line and drove in 45 runs. One could argue the 27-year-old was the most versatile defender in the league. He occupied all but two positions in the lineup over the course of last year, per

This season hasn’t been as kind to Holt, who is hitting .239/.310/.354 in 35 games. He has already surpassed his home run total from 2015 with three, but the rest of his offensive game is scuffling for the otherwise stellar Boston lineup that leads Major League Baseball in runs scored. 

Holt’s absence will give Chris Young additional opportunities to play. The 32-year-old has spent most of the season as a platoon player, hitting against left-handed pitching, and as a late-inning defensive replacement. 

The Red Sox haven’t skipped a beat offensively, even with Holt scuffling, but if they can get him going when he returns, this lineup will be even more lethal in a wide-open American League East. 

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