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April 8, 2013 at 10:08 AM

ESPNBoston: Holt makes an impression

From the outset of camp, it looked like Pedro Ciriaco had locked up Boston's utility man bench spot. But that didn’t stop Brock Holt from trying to win the job and make the organization think twice before sending him down to minors. The infielder apparently did a pretty good job too, as he made it to the last wave of cuts and was optioned to Triple-A on March 28.

“I know going in there, they told me I'd have a shot to make the team as a utility guy, and I was looking forward to that chance,” Holt said at media day for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox on April 2.

“I went in there, and Ciriaco had a good camp as well, and he kind of established himself last year when he went up and did well. I knew going into it that it was kind of a long shot, but I'm happy to be here in Pawtucket, and I'm ready to get going and hopefully be back up there soon.”

Photo credit: Brock Holt by Kelly O'Connor

Matt Huegel is Managing Editor of SoxProspects.com. Follow him on Twitter @MattHuegelSP.