Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC May 02 '13
Mike Olt is scheduled to see an eye specialist after nothing unusual was found by a local eye doctor.
Olt reported some vision problems last weekend, which would help explain his slow start at Triple-A Round Rock. The 24-year-old is hitting just .139 (10-for-72) with one homer and 32 strikeouts in 20 games. He'll hope to find some peace of mind with the situation soon.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Apr 30 '13
Mike Olt is undergoing tests on his eyes after he reported vision problems over the weekend.
The Rangers are hoping vision problems can explain Olt's struggles in the early going. The infielder is batting just .139 with one home run over 20 games and has struck out 32 times in 72 at-bats. Obviously, it will be a while before the big club considers him for a promotion.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Mar 19 '13
Rangers optioned INF/OF Mike Olt, OF Engel Beltre, LHP Jeff Beliveau and RHP Wilmer Font to Triple-A Round Rock; reassigned RHPs Colin Balester, Evan Meek and Yoshinori Tateyama, LHP Neal Cotts, Cs Juan Apodaca and Jose Felix, and INFs Brandon Snyder and Brandon Allen to minor league camp.
The Rangers cut a total of 12 players from camp Tuesday morning. Olt is the biggest name here, though he batted just .194 (6-for-31) with two homers and 12 strikeouts in 19 games this spring. There isn't a place for him in the Rangers' lineup right now, so he'll continue to get regular playing time in Triple-A. Fantasy owners should monitor his progress in the minors.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Mar 12 '13
Mike Olt ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.
He also drew a walk, scoring two runs on the day. Olt is batting just .160 this spring and has struck out 10 times in 28 plate appearances, but he's also homered twice and doubled once.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Mar 08 '13
Mike Olt returned to action Friday against the Brewers.
Olt sat out the last two days after having his wisdom tooth removed. He struck out in both of his at-bats before the game was rained out after four innings.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Mar 07 '13
Mike Olt will get another day off Thursday after having his wisdom tooth removed.
Olt had the tooth pulled after it was causing him pain over the past few days. He was back in the clubhouse Thursday and planned to participate in morning workouts, so it shouldn't be long before he's back on the field.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Mar 06 '13
Mike Olt was scratched from the Rangers' Cactus League lineup on Wednesday due to a dental issue.
Olt was supposed to make his first start in right field. The exact nature of the dental issue is unknown.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Feb 26 '13
Mike Olt launched a two-run homer in Tuesday's Cactus League loss to the White Sox.
Olt's longball came off of Santos Rodriguez in the fifth inning. The youngster made his second error of the spring in the field, but it's not anything to worry about, as he's viewed as a plus defender at the hot corner. It's possible Olt will earn an Opening Day bench spot, but he's probably better off playing every day at Triple-A.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Feb 16 '13
The Rangers plan to give Mike Olt the majority of his work at third base and right field in spring training.
Olt likely won't see much playing time behind Adrian Beltre, but he'll be used as insurance in right field for Nelson Cruz, who is among the group of players connected to PEDs and Biogenesis. The Rangers' top prospect behind Jurickson Profar, Olt he remains largely unproven at the major league level, and won't be guaranteed a bench spot going into the season.
Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Jan 12 '13
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Diamondbacks are interested in Mike Olt, and that he would be an integral part if they were to deal Justin Upton to the Rangers.
The Diamondbacks seem increasingly likely to deal Upton in the coming weeks, and the Rangers have no spot for Olt after their signing of Lance Berkman. There will surely have to be other pieces involved on the Rangers end, perhaps Martin Perez, to make the deal work, but this seems feasible on both ends.