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Red Sox utility man Brock Holt at the 2015 MLB All-Star game. Holt stole a base and scored a run in the 6-3 win by the American League. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brock Holt Steals Base, Scores Run For AL In All-Star Game

Red Sox utility man Brock Holt made the most of his first All-Star game Tuesday night in Cincinnati.


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Fantasy Baseball All-Star Edition: Which Players Do You Actually Want On Your Team?

Just because someone is an All-Star in the eyes of Major League Baseball doesn’t mean you need or want them on your fantasy baseball roster. In fact, it’s mostly irrelevant to smart fantasy owners. By looking the hitters and pitchers in line for the big honor this week, you can find assets you have that other clueless owners might want in a trade. Think about how to exploit that weakness in your fantasy baseball league this weekend.


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Keller @ Large: Be Flexible Like Brock Holt

Why shouldn’t pro athletes, or members of Congress, be expected to multi-task, and make themselves as useful as possible?


Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Roche: Sharing Some All-Star Thoughts

I say this all the time — it is a big deal for guys to be named to the All-Star team.


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Inside Baseball: Brock Holt All-Star Nod A Great Story But An Indictment On Red Sox

While the story is no doubt a magnificent one, Mazz said the fact that the Red Sox’ high-paid stars couldn’t make the All-Star Game does not reflect well on the team.


Brock Holt #26 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after his home run (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Brock Holt Named All-Star Reserve; Bogaerts On Final Vote Ballot

Brock Holt will represent the Boston Red Sox at the 2015 MLB All Star game next week in Cincinnati.


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When It Comes To Fantasy Baseball, Always Beware Wrist And Foot Injuries On Your Roster

Strange as it may seem, not all injuries are created equal in sports. In baseball, any kind of hand/wrist injury can really impact a hitter’s ability to turn on a fastball, and those players trying to come back from such injuries often struggle at the plate. Likewise, foot injuries are hard to overcome for hitters and pitchers, especially if it’s to a plant foot that gives the player power to swing or throw the ball.


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5 Things: Holt’s Cycle And St. Louis Hack

There is some important off-field news to report, and not all of it is in the spirit of the game. But there was plenty of excitement on the field to remind us why baseball is fun, starting with a rare batting achievement.


Pablo Sandoval laughs with Koji Uehara after the Red Sox beat the Braves on the night the team benched Sandoval for using Instagram during a game. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hurley: The Real Embarrassment For Pablo Sandoval? Red Sox Perform Better Without Him

Is it wrong to ask Pablo Sandoval to be better — or at least as good — as Brock Holt?


Brock Holt #26 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after his home run (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Holt Hits For Cycle, Boston Ends Slide With Win Over Braves

Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out of a seven-game losing streak.