Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 1 Day

Olt was placed on the DL at Triple-A Iowa with a hamstring strain, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Depending on the severity of the strain, the injury could prevent Olt from rejoining the major league club immediately upon roster expansion. The 25-year-old has hit .302/.348/.585 with seven homers in 28 games since his demotion.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 1 Month

Mike Olt went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday night's loss to the Reds.

The 25-year-old got the start at third base in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader, and he responded with a two-run shot off David Holmberg in the third inning. Olt also walked and scored the first run of the game in the second inning. He's been good for power -- he now has 12 homers in 173 at-bats this year -- but he owns a .150/.235/.382 line that makes him unusable for fantasy purposes.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 2 Months

Cubs president Theo Epstein said Saturday that the club has no plans to send Mike Olt to the minors.

Olt leads all National League rookies with 10 home runs and 25 RBI, but he's hitting just .149/.230/.364 overall, has struck out 65 times even though he's started just 41 games and has only two hits this month. However, it appears the Cubs will keep him up with the big club and continue to play him regularly against lefties. "He's not backing down," -Epstein said. "He's grinding his way through it. He's shown the things that make him, potentially, a really good player with the insane raw power and his ability to, when he gets his pitch, hit it out of the ballpark. We think this is the right place for him, and he's going to get a lot of at-bats against left-handed -pitching."

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 3 Months

Mike Olt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Cubs defeated the Brewers on Sunday.

Olt's fourth-inning blast off of Marco Estrada was Olt's ninth of the season. The prospect hasn't done much with the bat other than homer, as he now carries a lopsided .176/.254/.451 slash line with 20 RBI. That Olt is on pace for 35 home runs is a nice consolation, however.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 3 Months

Mike Olt collected his eighth homer and his eighth single in Monday's route of the Cardinals.

Olt is still batting just .187, but this makes four homers in six games for him. Of course, he has just two hits besides the homers over that span. It's great to see the power, but homers alone won't make him a building block for the Cubs.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 4 Months

Mike Olt went 2-for-4 with a grand slam as the Cubs defeated the White Sox on Thursday.

Olt cleared the bases in the eighth inning against Maikel Cleto, his sixth home run of the season. The third baseman has now homered in back-to-back games, but his stats are still a couple good weeks away from respectability. Olt is currently slashing .184/.259/.434.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 4 Months

Mike Olt hit his fifth homer of the year Wednesday in the loss to the White Sox.

Five homers in 72 at-bats is pretty impressive. The .167 average and 27/6 K/BB ratio are less so, especially since the Cubs are trying to start him only in favorable situations. He doesn't seem ready for an expanded role yet.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 4 Months

Cubs manager Rick Renteria indicated Tuesday that Mike Olt will be given more playing time at third base going forward.

Olt is hitting just .195 so far, but he belted his fourth home run Tuesday and is sporting a .512 slugging percentage. He's shared the position with Luis Valbuena so far, but it sounds like he'll be given a chance to run with the job. "We've talked about gradually getting him into that role," Renteria said. "Do I plan on playing him [Wednesday]? Yes. Everything's very calculated. So I'm going to throw him out there and let him run with it a little bit. We're still measuring everything; we're still trying to be kind of guarded, but he'll be in there tomorrow again."

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 4 Months

Mike Olt hit his fourth home run of the season on Tuesday, a three-run shot in a win over the Diamondbacks.

It was Olt's only hit in four at-bats. It's been mostly feast or famine for the 25-year-old thus far, as he's hitting just .195 but has a .512 slugging percentage. The three-run homer gave him nine RBI in 41 at-bats this season.

Mike Olt 1B/3B CHC 4 Months

Mike Olt went 2-for-5 with a home run and three runs batted in as the Cubs defeated the Pirates on Wednesday.

Olt hit a two-run blast off of Wandy Rodriguez in the fifth inning, then added an RBI single in the sixth. He entered the game with just one hit in four at-bats and has been sharing time at third base with Luis Valbuena. The Cubs hope Olt can get on a tear and take the everyday job at the hot corner at some point during the season.