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Mike Olt | Third Baseman | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Padres signed 3B Mike Olt to a minor league contract.
The deal does not include an invite to major league spring training. Olt was released by the White Sox on Tuesday after starting the spring 2-for-11. He'll give the Padres some depth at third base behind starter Yangervis Solarte. The 27-year-old holds a .168 average over 352 major league at-bats. Thu, Mar 17, 2016 03:33:00 PM

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White Sox released 3B Mike Olt.

Olt recently passed through waivers after being designated for assignment to make room for Austin Jackson. The former top prospect will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 12:59:00 PM

White Sox sent 3B Mike Olt outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Olt passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment in order to make room for the newly-signed Austin Jackson. He will remain in big league camp with Chicago.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 04:30:00 PM

White Sox designated 3B Mike Olt for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for new White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson, who was signed to a one-year, $5 million contract on Sunday evening. Olt, a former top prospect, has batted just .168/.250/.330 in 400 total plate appearances at the major league level. There's a chance he could pass through waivers unclaimed and remain as minor league depth for Chicago.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Mike Olt (shoulder) is back in the White Sox' lineup Friday.

Olt missed a game with a sore right shoulder. He's hit .214/.290/.321 since joining the Pale Hose.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Mike Olt (shoulder) is aiming to return to the White Sox' lineup on Friday.

Olt left Wednesday's game and sat out Thursday after falling on his right shoulder after a throw. He said he's dealing with a "dead arm" and isn't concerned.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Mike Olt left Wednesday's game against the Tigers with right shoulder discomfort.

It's unclear how Olt was injured or how much time he might miss. He's been playing regularly at third base for the White Sox since being claimed off waivers but is hitting just .214/.290/.321.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Mike Olt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Athletics.

Olt absolutely teed off on a Sean Nolin pitch in the fourth inning, crushing it an estimated 443 feet for a solo home run. He's now homered in back-to-back games, showcasing the power that once made him a top prospect prior to falling out of favor with the Cubs earlier this season. Olt is worth a late flier in AL-only formats if you have the roster space, but don't expect 443-foot homers on a regular basis.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Mike Olt hit his first American League homer Wednesday against the A's.

Olt is getting a look as the White Sox's starting third baseman, and he's hit .257 in 35 at-bats to date. He should maintain AL-only value through the end of the year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:14:00 PM

Mike Olt went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored Friday against the Twins.

Both hits were singles. The former top prospect is 4-for-14 (.286) with two walks over five games since being claimed off waivers from the Cubs. The plan calls for him to see playing time down the stretch, so he's relevant in AL-only leagues right now even if expectations aren't especially high.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 12:22:00 AM

Mike Olt is starting at third base and hitting seventh for the White Sox on Sunday.

The White Sox aren't wasting any time in throwing Olt out there after claiming him on waivers Saturday. It's been an up-and-down ride for Olt the last couple years while battling injuries and inconsistency, but his plus raw power should play well at U.S. Cellular Field. He could be worth a look in deeper leagues if he receives regular playing time.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 11:26:00 AM

White Sox claimed 3B Mike Olt off waivers from the Cubs.

The former top prospect was designated for assignment earlier in the week. He'ok get a chance in September to audition for a future role with the White Sox.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 02:56:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 07:36:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 01:46:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 05:00:00 PM

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