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Mike Olt | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cubs designated 3B Mike Olt for assignment.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Austin Jackson. Olt missed a couple months of action this season with a fractured wrist but sports a decent .273/.346/.477 with nine homers this year in the minors. Some team might take a shot on the former top prospect. Aug 31 - 7:36 PM

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Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Cubs activated 3B Mike Olt from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

Olt is fully recovered from a hairline fracture in his right wrist, but he'll now have to earn his way back to the majors. He has two hits in 15 at-bats with the big club this season.
Jul 10 - 1:46 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.

Olt went 4-for-9 at the plate for Double-A Tennessee over the weekend. He's been out since mid-April with a hairline fracture in his right wrist but should be ready for activation soon.
Jun 22 - 5:00 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Cubs transferred 3B Mike Olt from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears the way for Addison Russell to be added to the 40-man roster. Olt recently suffered a hairline fracture in his right wrist and will need 3-4 weeks of rest before beginning his rehab.
Apr 21 - 3:51 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) said Saturday that he expects to need 3-4 weeks of rest before beginning rehab work.

Olt is sporting a cast after suffering a hairline fracture in his right wrist. Considering that it might be a month before he's allowed to begin rehabbing the wrist, it sounds like the chances are good that he'll be out until June. With Kris Bryant now up, Olt no longer has a clear path to playing time.
Apr 19 - 8:59 AM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Cubs placed 3B Mike Olt on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, with a hairline fracture in his right wrist.

Olt initially hurt the wrist last Saturday, but he was allowed to take a few at-bats after that because initial tests didn't reveal the hairline fracture. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined, but with Kris Bryant up now, Olt doesn't have a path to playing time.
Apr 17 - 10:51 AM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago, Mike Olt (wrist) will be placed on the disabled list to create room on the big league roster for Kris Bryant.

It was only a matter of time before Bryant staked his claim to the hot corner in Chicago, and would've happened even if Olt hadn't suffered the wrist injury. He can safely be cut in NL-only formats.
Apr 16 - 9:45 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup again on Wednesday against the Reds.

Olt was able to enter Tuesday's game as a late sub, but he is still apparently battling some lingering discomfort in his right wrist. Jonathan Herrera is starting at third base and batting ninth.
Apr 15 - 4:19 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) appeared as a pinch-hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Olt flew out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth, stayed in the game for defense and then struck out to end the game in the ninth. He hadn't played since Saturday after being hit in the wrist by a pitch, but he'll be fine.
Apr 15 - 8:17 AM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup again on Tuesday against the Reds.

Jonathan Herrera is playing third base and batting ninth. Olt was able to go through a pregame workout Tuesday at Wrigley Field but he still has some discomfort in his right wrist, which was struck by a pitch on Saturday night in Colorado.
Apr 14 - 4:34 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) was scratched from Monday's lineup.

It sounds like Olt's right wrist was still a bit sore in pre-game workouts, so the Cubs will give him another day. Jonathan Herrera has taken his spot at third base.
Apr 13 - 6:42 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) is back in the Cubs' lineup Monday.

Olt didn't start Sunday after being hit by a pitch in the wrist Saturday, although he was able to pinch-hit. He has just two hits in his first 13 at-bats this season, although one of them was a homer.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Apr 13 - 5:46 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt (wrist) is not in Sunday's lineup.

X-rays on Olt's right wrist came back negative after he was hit by a pitch, but he's likely still sore. He might not have been in the lineup against a righty, anyway. Jonathan Herrera is handling third base.
Apr 12 - 12:55 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

X-rays taken Saturday on Mike Olt's right wrist showed no fracture of any kind.

Olt has some swelling in the wrist and will probably sit out of Sunday's series finale in Colorado, but he should be fine by early next week. Arismendy Alcantara took over at third base on Saturday night and could draw the start there on Sunday afternoon. Kris Bryant is due to arrive in the majors on April 17.
Apr 11 - 11:57 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt was pulled from Saturday's game after taking a pitch off his right wrist.

Olt looked to be in a good deal of pain and will likely be sent for X-rays. He had homered earlier in the game. Arismendy Alcantara was shifted from second base to third base and Jonathan Herrera entered to handle the keystone. Kris Bryant could take over third base for good next Friday.
Apr 11 - 11:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez