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Mike Olt | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Connecticut
Contract: view contract details

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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. Sep 25 - 4:09 PM

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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.
Sep 25 - 9:52 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.
Sep 23 - 3:02 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.
Sep 17 - 5:04 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.
Sep 16 - 11:14 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.
Sep 12 - 12:22 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.
Sep 6 - 11:26 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.
Sep 5 - 2:56 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.
Aug 31 - 7:36 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.
Jul 10 - 1:46 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.
Jun 22 - 5:00 PM

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 (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

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

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