Mike Olt 3B CWS 2 months ago

Olt signed a minor league contract with San Diego that does not include an invitation to spring training, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt was released by the White Sox on Tuesday. He'll likely add depth at Triple-A with Yangervis Solarte set to begin the season as San Diego's starting third baseman.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 2 months ago

Olt was released by the White Sox on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt was designated for assignment earlier in the month to make room for Austin Jackson on the 40-man roster. It is possible the White Sox will consider re-signing the 27-year-old corner infielder, as Adam LaRoche announced just a few hours after the transaction that he will likely sit out the 2016 season for personal reasons.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 2 months ago

Olt cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt was designated for assignment Sunday to make room for the recently-acquired Austin Jackson, so this move just finishes the process as he accepts the move to Triple-A rather than becoming a free agent. Now that he's in the minors, he'll slot in as the third baseman for the Triple-A club, acting as organizational depth at the hot corner.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 2 months ago

The White Sox designated Olt for assignment Sunday to clear room on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Austin Jackson, WGN TV reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The White Sox's third base depth improved significantly in the offseason with the signing of Todd Frazier, so Olt was a longshot to make the 25-man roster. Olt has slugged a not-so-hot .330 in his 400 career major league plate appearances and the power numbers he flashed in 2012 have become a distant memory.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Olt is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt will get his second day off in a row, though there don't appear to be any lingering issues. Tyler Saladino will get the start at third base in his place and bat ninth.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Olt was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a winning effort against the Yankees on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt missed a game with a sore shoulder, but was back in the lineup against southpaw C.C. Sabathia. He has some pop, the home run was his fourth as the White Sox evaluate his potential for next season, but his lackluster .200 batting average is not very encouraging.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Olt (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday for the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt missed just one game after injuring his shoulder earlier this week. With C.C. Sabathia set to take the mound for the Yankees, Olt will hit seventh in the order and take over at the hot corner.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Olt (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, according to CSN's Dan Hayes.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Olt will be held out Thursday after exiting the previous day's game with shoulder discomfort. It's not clear if the setback will cost him further action, but Tyler Saladino will man the hot corner for the White Sox on Thursday night.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Manager Robin Ventura said Olt felt his shoulder "go a bit numb" during Wednesday's game, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The discomfort made it difficult for Olt to throw, so he left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning. He should be considered day-to-day moving forward, with Tyler Saladino and Gordon Beckham the likely candidates to replace him at third base.

Mike Olt 3B CWS 7 months ago

Olt left Wednesday's game with discomfort in his right shoulder.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gordon Beckham came in to replace him, but it remains to be seen how or when Olt may have been injured. More information regarding the severity of the injury should be available after the game.