Maybe a better name for the Rangers new Ballpark is the Arlington Rehabilitation Center.
Because they Rangers are piling on the players that desperately need to rehab their careers.
Khris Davis, Delino DeShields, Mike Foltynewicz. And now Brock Holt.
Texas signed Holt to a minor league deal (so they don’t have to put him on the 40-man roster just yet) yesterday for slightly less than two million dollars to compete for the wide open third base job.
Like the rest of the world, Holt would rather forget about 2020. After seven decent seasons with the Red Sox, where he won two World Series rings, Holt signed a free agent deal with Milwaukee for 2020. It was a disaster.
In 16 games he batted .100 with no home runs and just one RBI. The Brewers released him, and the Washington Nationals picked him up. There, he rebounded closer to what he had been in his career: A respectable .268 hitter without much power.
The 32-year-old-left-handed hitter made the All-Star team in 2014 and was in the top ten in Rookie of the Year voting in 2013. There’s something there. The Rangers hope that something resurfaces this year.