Good news for fans of the UConn Huskies and their baseball program. Branford, CT native and former Huskies third baseman Mike Olt has been called up to the big leagues by the Texas Rangers.
Here's the release from UConn:
ARLINGTON, Texas – In just over two years in the minors, former University of Connecticut third baseman Mike Olt has been called up to make his debut in Major League Baseball by the Texas Rangers. Olt, who was playing at Double-A Frisco, had his contract purchased by the big league club late Wednesday night.
With his call-up, Olt becomes the 12th UConn baseball player to reach the majors and the first to debut since left-handed pitcher Jesse Carlson in 2008. Olt will also be the first Husky to appear in a MLB game this season and continues a streak of 23-consecutive years that a player from Connecticut has played in the big leagues, dating back to the debut of righty Charles Nagy in 1990. The last field player from UConn to appear in the majors ...