Watch as new Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson cranks a three-run shot off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta in the second inning of a Cactus League game Wednesday afternoon in Arizona …
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That was Pederson’s second home run of the spring and it was part of a 3-for-3 day. The 22-year-old is batting .429 with a 1.217 OPS through 30 plate appearances this spring and oozing in rookie-breakout potential.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Brewers have signed infielder Brock Holt. Contract details are not yet known.
Holt, 31, spent most of the last six years as a part-time player with the Red Sox, playing a little bit of a lot of positions. Last year, he hit .297/.369/.402 with 19 extra-base hits, 31 RBI, and 38 runs scored in 295 plate appearances. He spent a majority of his time at second base but also logged time at first base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield spots.
It will be interesting to see how the Brewers deploy Holt. His best chances at playing time would figure to be at third base and shortstop.