Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 3 days ago

Olt (wrist) went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

Olt has been on the DL since April, not coincidentally around the same time Kris Bryant made his big-league debut. He's about ready to be activated, but he's not going to have the starting job he had before he went on the shelf.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 weeks ago

Olt (wrist) will move his rehab to Triple-A Iowa beginning Tuesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

Olt spent the weekend at Double-A Tennessee as he continues to work back from the wrist ailment that's kept him out since the beginning of the year. With Kris Bryant thriving as the everyday starter at third, Olt certainly won't be rushed back, and it's unclear where he'll fit in once he's ready to return to the big league club.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 weeks ago

Olt (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

While Olt continues to work his way back from a wrist issue that's kept him out since the beginning of the season, Kris Bryant continues to shine as the Cubs' everyday third baseman. As a result, Olt may not remain with the Cubs when activated from the disabled list.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.