• The Red Sox are going to get Brock Holt some work in both the outfield and at first base as Stephen Drew's looming return to the club will crowd the left side of the infield.
Holt came up in the Pirates system as a second baseman, but has played exclusively at third base for the Red Sox this season. When Drew is called up from Triple-A Pawtucket --- he's eligible Monday --- he'll likely play shortstop and Xander Bogaerts will move to third. But Holt will likely stay on as a utility infielder.
Holt has a .299/.349/.390 slash line this season and has hit leadoff for Boston every day since May 23. He's reached safely in 10 of the last 11 games.
"His play and his contributions merit additional flexibility," Farrell said.