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Brock Holt adds “Pitcher” to his MLB resume; Holt just has to catch to get every position...

But as he watched Aaron Barrett , ( who apparently had some tightness in his triceps, and was having a hard time with his landing spot in Marlins Park ), struggle to throw strikes, Martinez walked over in the dugout to ask if Holt would be willing to take the hill.

“I said, ‘If this game gets out of hand, just get ready to pitch,” Martinez explained, after what ended up a 14-3 loss to Miami.

“I wasn’t going to use those other guys down there knowing that we’ve got so many games coming up,” Martinez said of his taxed relief corps.

He came on with two on and no one out in the bottom of the sixth and gave up a three-run blast on a 1-2 curveball to Marlins’ third baseman Brian Anderson , whose third home run of the game put the Fish up 13-3.

Chad Wallach hit an RBI double later in the inning to drive in the 14th run for the home team.

“I felt good, pounding the zone, just didn’t have a put-away pitch tonight,” Holt said in what seemed like a deadpan delivery.

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