Brock Holt is getting some recognition for his charity off the field.
The Boston Red Sox super utility man is the club’s nominee for the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday. The league nominates a player from each of the 30 teams for the award, which goes to the player who best represents baseball through sportsmanship and community involvement.
The Red Sox also will honor Holt with a pregame ceremony at Fenway Park on Sept. 15 for the 15th annual Roberto Clemente Day.
Holt has been involved with the Jimmy Fund since joining the Red Sox in 2013 and has been a spokesperson for the charity for the past two years. The 28-year-old became a Jimmy Fund co-captain in 2015 and has participated in every WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon since 2013.
Holt also is involved with the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Home Base Program, which treats post-9/11 service members and veterans for war-related brain injuries and mental illnesses.
Fans can vote for Holt on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #VoteBrock.
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