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Mike Olt | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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.
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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
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt went 1-for-4 with a two-run single as the Cubs defeated the Brewers 10-5 on Saturday.

Olt knocked in both runs with a single in the third inning, part of a seven-run outburst. The 26-year-old has had a decent start to the spring, batting .278 with two home runs and five RBI in 18 at-bats. He'll start the season at third base for the Cubs, but he'll soon give way to superstar prospect Kris Bryant towards the end of April or early May.
Mar 14 - 8:01 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-3 win versus the Dodgers.

Olt's time at third base in Chicago appears to be short-lived with Kris Bryant on the horizon, but he's hitting well to begin the spring. He's now batting .400 (4-for-10). A good spring and a good April may open up a trade possibility for the Cubs and for Olt. He batted just .160/.248/.356 in 258 plate appearances last season.
Mar 11 - 7:10 PM
Mike Olt - 3B - Cubs

Mike Olt belted a two-run homer in Thursday's Cactus League tie against the Athletics.

Olt took veteran left-hander Barry Zito deep in the second inning. The 26-year-old showed power for the Cubs last season, launching 12 homers over just 258 plate appearances, but he hit only .160/.248/.356 overall. He'll compete for playing time at third base until Kris Bryant is ready.
Mar 5 - 7:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
3Mike Baxter
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Jorge Soler
2Junior Lake
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Jason Motte
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Edwin Jackson
8Zac Rosscup
9Travis Wood