Nationals sign Brock Holt to 1-year deal
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Brock Holt has found a new team.

The Washington Nationals announced Saturday that they've signed the utility man to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Holt was released by the Milwaukee Brewers earlier this week after slashing .100/.222/.100 with no extra-base hits in 16 games. He hit .297/.369/.402 in 87 games with the Boston Red Sox in 2019, getting most of his at-bats against right-handed pitching.

The 32-year-old said he was having trouble concentrating on baseball this season with a pregnant wife and young son at home.

"I'm physically here but mentally at home with them trying to make sure everything is going good with them," Holt said, according to Will Sammon of The Athletic. "That's been the hardest thing for me, personally."

Holt should help the Nationals in a number of areas defensively. He's appeared at every defensive position other than catcher and center field over the last two seasons.

To make room for Holt on its 40-man roster, Washington transferred second baseman Starlin Castro to the 60-day injured list. Pitcher Ben Braymer was optioned to the alternate training site.

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