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Mike Olt | Third Baseman | #24

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Red Sox re-signed INF Mike Olt to a minor league contract.
Olt spent the 2017 season with the Double-A affiliate of the Red Sox in Portland, Maine, slashing .245/.332/.436 with 16 home runs and 57 RBI in 113 games. The 29-year-old former supplemental first-round pick of the Rangers last appeared in a major league game in 2015 with the White Sox. Tue, Dec 26, 2017 08:54:00 PM

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Red Sox signed INF Mike Olt to a minor league contract.

This confirms what Olt wrote on his Instagram account on Tuesday. The plan calls for Olt to report to minor league camp, though he could find his way on the major league side at some point in the spring. As of now, he's not part of the contingency plan for Pablo Sandoval at third base.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 01:42:00 PM

Mike Olt announced on his Instagram account that he's signing with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox have yet to confirm, but it's almost certainly a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Olt, 28, hasn't played in the majors since 2015. He batted .253/.369/.398 with five home runs and 25 RBI over 200 plate appearances between the Padres' Double- and Triple-A affiliates in 2016.
Tue, Feb 7, 2017 10:28:00 AM

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

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

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