Brock Holt is now just two moves away from the Major Leagues.
The Stephenville native reported to his second spring training Feb. 25 with his sights set on beginning the season in Altoona, Pa.
His hope came to fruition when Holt reported to the Empire-Tribune this week that he would be playing for the (Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A) Altoona Curve to start the season.
Holt also said he will be starting the season at second base.
After being drafted as a second baseman in the ninth round of the 2009 MLB draft out of Rice University, Holt moved to shortstop in his inaugural season with the Single-A State College Spikes.
As a shortstop, Holt has been named a Minor League Baseball All-Star in consecutive seasons.
In his first full season last year, Holt suffered a season-ending knee injury which he thought, in a previous interview, could potentially hinder his chances of making the big-league club.
When Holt reported for spring training, however, he said he was at full strength and the injury was no longer an issue.
Altoona opens its season at the (Detroit Tigers Double-A) Erie SeaWolves next Thursday.