The Reds have claimed Tyler Holt off waivers from the Indians, as Jordan Bastian of MLB.com tweets. Holt was designated for assignment last week by the Tribe to make room for catcher Adam Moore on the 40-man roster.
Holt, 26, has struggled in fairly minimal major league time over the past two years. In 703 plate appearances at the Triple-A level, though, he has put up an interesting .304/.398/.382 slash line. As that would suggest, Holt doesn’t have much pop — he has just six career MiLB home runs. But he does offer some speed, and has swiped 45 bags in the highest level of the minors.
To make room for Holt on their 40-man roster, the Reds placed infielder/outfielder Kristopher Negron on the 60-day disabled list.