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Padres sign 3B Mike Olt to minor league contract

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have signed third baseman Mike Olt to a minor league contract.Olt was scheduled to work out with minor leaguers Friday. The deal didn't include an invite to big league camp.The once highly touted Olt was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. He hit .191 in 102 games with the Cubs and White Sox last season.Padres manager Andy Green...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Padres sign 3rd baseman Mike Olt to minor league contract

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) The San Diego Padres have signed third baseman Mike Olt to a minor league contract. Olt was scheduled to work out with minor leaguers Friday. The deal didn't include an invite to big league camp. The once highly touted Olt was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. He hit .191 in 102 games with the Cubs and White Sox last season. Padres manager Andy...
Via Associated Press
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Olt Off To Strong Start In Spring Training

Justin K. Aller/ Getty Images Chicago Cubs corner infielder Mike Olt is hitting the ball well early this spring and is starting to resemble the player the Cubbies thought he was going to be when he came over in a trade from the Texas Rangers along with C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm in exchange for starting pitcher Matt Garza. While in the Texas organization, Olt progressed quickly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Olt… Platoon Guy?

Mike Olt” width=”594″ height=”394″ /> The opening day starting third baseman for the Chicago Cubs in 2014, Mike Olt appears to be headed for a much different role going forward. Theo talked to media pregame. Mike Olt to work at all 4 corner positions moving forward. — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) September 26, 2014 To me, this sounds like the Cubs management has...
Via World Series Dreaming
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Holding out hope for Mike Olt

Mike Olt Mike Olt’s 2014 campaign can truly be described as all-or-nothing.  When he’s not blasting home runs at a prodigious rate, he’s often coming up empty.  Olt’s current home run pace would rank him among baseball’s top power hitters this season had he enough plate appearances to qualify.  Meanwhile, nearly half of every other at bat ends in a strikeout, contributing...
Via isportsweb.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Olt’s Playing Time

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Mike Olt in the trade that sent Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers, I was super excited. After all, Olt was a top rated prospect both in the Rangers organization and in baseball over all. What was better, he played third base which was a gaping hole in the Cubs every day lineup. After all, at that time they had Luis Valbuena as the primary player at the...
Via World Series Dreaming
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

I Still Like My Philly 3B More Than Mike Olt 3B

You, "So, Grey, I appreciate a well-coiffed mustache as much as the next straight man, but are you trying to tell me Luis Valbuena isn't a virtual lock at 3rd base?" Crazy shizz, right? The Cubs made the right move and went with Mike Olt to at least platoon at 3rd base. Here's what I kinda said in the past, "Don’t you love when New Yorkers say the expression, “I got your _____...
Via Razzball
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Chicago’s Mike Olt

Photo Credit: Eric Brynsvold Over the next 45 days the staff here at The Fix will profile and predict the fantasy fates of prospects that could – should, in some cases – be closely monitored on the waiver wire or even in the draft room. For the projection portion of the article, we will try our best to give you projections from all three major projection systems. Those projection...
Via The Fantasy Fix
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Mike Olt Has Vision of Starting at Third

Chicago Cubs News- Mike Olt has his eyes set on the playing third base for the Chicago Cubs this season. A couple of  years ago he was a promising prospect in the Texas Rangers organization until a game changing event happened. Olt has put that behind him and is looking ahead. On The Rise Olt was originally drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Texas Rangers and saw...
Via Sports Mockery
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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