Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 1 month ago

Olt (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

The move was made to open up a 40-man roster spot for Addison Russell. With the promotion of Kris Bryant last week, Olt's role upon becoming healthy will likely be that of a spot starter and occasional pinch-hitter if he manages to stick on the Cubs' bench.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt will be placed on the disabled list with a hairline fracture of his ulna, and he will be in a cast for three weeks, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Olt's injury will open the door for the recall of Kris Bryant, who is expected to join the Cubs on Friday. He was believed to be just holding down the job until Bryant spent enough time in the minors for another year of team control, so it's unlikely that he will regain the everyday duties with the club when he returns from the DL stint.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

Olt was afforded the slightest of opportunities to grasp a significant role on the Cubs this season, but it seems likely that his days as a semi-regular in the starting lineup are nearing an end. Kris Bryant's call-up is imminent and Olt is hitting just .133 with six strikeouts in 15 at-bats.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt (wrist) entered Tuesday's game as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-2 with a strikeout.

Olt finished the game at third base after missing Monday's game. His days appear to be numbered, as the loss of Tommy La Stella (side) to the DL probably means the Cubs will be calling up an infielder soon. Given that that infielder is expected to be third baseman Kris Bryant, Olt should probably get used to being a pinch hitter.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt (wrist) said he may be available off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Reds, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

Jonathan Herrera is starting at the hot corner, as Olt and Tommy La Stella (side) are both banged up. It sounds as if Olt probably won't be used in Tuesday's game, but he can still be considered day-to-day.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt (wrist) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

With Tommy La Stella (side) also bothered by an injury, Jonathan Herrera will get the start at third base. Olt likely remains day-to-day, as he was initially penciled into the lineup for Monday's game, before manager Joe Maddon decided to go with Herrera.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt was scratched from Monday's lineup against the Reds due to his ailing wrist, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Olt exited Saturday's game against the Rockies after taking a pitch to the wrist, but his pinch-hit appearance in Sunday's series finale seemed to suggest the injury wasn't much an issue. After initially penciling Olt into Monday's lineup, manager Joe Maddon evidently had a change of heart, deciding that the third baseman could benefit from an extra day of rest. With the Cubs also down an option at third base with Tommy La Stella battling an oblique injury, Jonathan Herrera will step in to man the hot corner in place of Olt while slotting in at the ninth spot in the lineup.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt is back in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

Olt was forced out of Saturday's contest after taking a pitch to the wrist and didn't start Sunday, but it appears the ailment is no longer giving him any issues. He'll slot in sixth in the lineup, assuming the starting duties at third base.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt (wrist) says he'll be available to pinch hit Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Olt was passed up for the start at third base Sunday in favor of Jonathan Herrera, but isn't expected to be dealing with a long-term issue after being hit in the wrist with a pitch Saturday night. With fellow infielder Tommy La Stella also nursing a sore side, manager Joe Maddon will have to deal with a thin bench for the afternoon tilt.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months ago

Olt is out of Sunday's lineup against the Rockies.

Although Olt survived a massive scare last night after taking one on the wrist, it's still reasonable he'll be out for a game or two. Believers that an Olt injury would lead to an early Kris Bryant sighting will be predictably disappointed, as Jonathan Herrera instead gets the start.