Earlier Saturday, the Red Sox placed utility man Brock Holt on the 10-day injured list due to a scratched cornea in his right eye.
Fast forward a few hours later, and Holt explained to reporters prior to Boston’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks just why he had been shelved.
Holt, 30, has got his 2019 season off to a sluggish 1-for-16 start at the plate, and that’s pretty understandable given the just-revealed circumstances.
“It’s something I thought I could play through and still be able to do my job, but the vision in my right eye is really different,” Holt said. “It was obviously affecting me on the field. I don’t want to be out there if I can’t help us.”
Just as recently as Wednesday, we saw Holt sporting a pair of clear glasses out in Oakland.
“I can see, but there’s still a little blurry spot in my right eye,” the Texas native explained Saturday. “I wasn’t able to pick up spin. I wasn’t able to do anything in the box.”
Defensively, Holt has still been solid despite not being able to see out of his right eye clearly. He did mention that he is going to try to see an eye doctor.
Holt’s son Griff, meanwhile, is still as sensational as ever.