Red Sox Injury Update: Utility Player Brock Holt Shut Down, Catcher Blake Swihart Activated By Pawtucket
Holt has been rehabbing for the last several weeks for AAA-Pawtucket and has suffered several setbacks along the way. More recently Holt left a game early with vertigo symptoms, this caused him to be shut down once again and on Thursday Holt visited a head trauma specialist.
The specialist recommended Holt be shut down for the foreseeable future. While that status might seem bleak, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said he does not feel that this is a season ending outcome for Holt.
The concern for Holt goes beyond baseball and the main priority for the team and for Brock is to shut him down till all vertigo symptoms subside.
Holt has appeared in 13 rehab games for Pawtucket, totaling 48 plate appearances with a .209/.292./.372 slash line.
Pawtucket Red Sox Activate Blake Swihart
Before Friday’s game against the Durham Bulls, the Pawtucket Red Sox announced that catcher Blake Swihart was being activated after going on the DL with a thumb injury.
Swihart was in the lineup Friday night batting second for Pawtucket. Swihart has been playing for Pawtucket with the logjam at the Major League level for Boston with Sandy Leon and Christian Vasquez blocking Swihart.
In 52 plate appearances for Pawtucket this season Swihart is batting .208 with 2-home-runs and 11 rbis.