Free agent infielder Holt agrees to minor cope with Rangers | Sports activities

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Free agent infielder Brock Holt has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to spring major league training.

Holt would be awarded a $ 1.75 million one-year contract if he were included on the 40-man list. The 32-year-old Texas native would have the option to earn an additional $ 750,000 in performance awards.

Holt was one of three players Texas added to minor league deals on Friday with invitations to spring training in the big league. He joined catcher / first baseman John Hicks and left-handed Hyeon-jong Yang.

Holt split from Milwaukee and Washington last season after spending the last seven years in Boston, where he was an All-Star for the Red Sox in 2015 and part of the Word Series Championship team in 2018. He made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 2012.

In 675 career games, Holt has beaten .268 with 23 home runs and 211 RBIs, while playing every position but catcher – he even pitched twice for the Nationals last season. Most of his games were on the second base, where he started 196 games.

Hicks was released from Arizona last September after visiting the Diamondbacks alternative training location and not seeing any major league action. He has a career hit average of 0.235 with 28 homers and 90 RBIs in 254 big league games with Seattle (2015) and Detroit (2016-19).

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