Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Sep 27 '12

Mike Olt (foot) ran Thursday for the first time since September 12.

"It feels good today," said Olt. "I did a lot yesterday. I'm not sore. I took ground balls. I jogged around." Olt is making progress from plantar fasciitis in his right foot, but it's not clear if he'll be ready in time for the postseason.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Sep 24 '12

Mike Olt (foot) resumed taking batting practice Monday.

Olt has shown significant improvement with the plantar fasciitis in his right foot. "It's getting a lot better," Olt said. "I'm going to start swinging today. It's all up to what I can take as far as pain. I'll see what happens." It's encouraging that the youngster is feeling better, but he'll have continue to progress rapidly if he wants a shot at being on the postseason roster.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Sep 13 '12

Mike Olt underwent an MRI on Thursday which confirmed he's dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

It has been an issue with Olt for a couple of weeks now, but it flared up again Wednesday. He's expected to miss a minimum of 10-14 days.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Sep 13 '12

Mike Olt will have an MRI on his foot Thursday.

Olt was forced from Wednesday's game against the Indians after what was diagnosed as a flare-up of his plantar fasciitis. Texas wants to rule out a serious injury.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Aug 11 '12

Pinch-hitter Mike Olt singled in Nelson Cruz in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rangers a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Olt was sent in to hit for Mitch Moreland with Phil Coke on the mound, and the Tigers chose not to counter with a right-hander. The single gave Olt his fourth RBI in just his 10th at-bat since his callup nine days ago.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Aug 04 '12

Mike Olt tallied a pair of RBI on Saturday night, helping the Rangers to down the Royals 4-2.

Olt drove home Mike Napoli with a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then added an RBI single to center in the sixth. He's now 2-for-5 through his first two MLB games, and should continue to see regular playing time against left-handed pitching. There's no denying Olt's offensive potential.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC Aug 02 '12

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Thursday that Mike Olt will mainly see at-bats at first base and designated hitter against left-handed pitching.

He could also see some playing time at third base if Adrian Beltre needs a day off or get a day at designated hitter, but that probably won't happen very often. While Olt is a very intriguing prospects, getting at-bats against left-handed pitching will limit his fantasy value. Perhaps Washington will work him into the lineup against righties if he starts out hot, but he's mostly worth a look in AL-only and deeper mixed formats for now.