Braves Release Veteran Utilityman

The Atlanta Braves have released Brock Holt. This development came after the veteran requested to be.

Holt signed a minor league deal with Atlanta after the lockout and hoped to fight his way to a major league spot. However, given this development, it's clear that the 33-year-old was not going to make the team. Now he will be aiming for another opportunity elsewhere. 

The 2021 season wasn't a particularly strong one for Holt, as he had two home runs, 23 RBIs, and a .209 batting average in 76 games. He will be aiming to bounce back in 2022, but his first goal is to make another major club. 

In 751 career games between the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals, and Rangers, Holt has 25 home runs, 234 RBIs, and a .262 batting average. With that, he also was an All-Star in 2015. It will be intriguing to see if the utilityman will have the chance to build on these numbers in 2022. 

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