5 years ago

According to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, Mike Olt's roster spot is in jeopardy following the Rangers' signing of Lance Berkman.

Olt doesn't have a clear path to playing time behind Adrian Beltre, and could end up at Triple-A Round Rock if he doesn't stick as platoon option behind Berkman and Mitch Moreland. The Rangers are also considering shopping Olt to acquire another outfielder, and have offered him in trade talks with the Diamondbacks for Justin Upton. After struggling with injuries during his brief callup last season, Olt remains largely unproven at the major league level. He won't be guaranteed a bench spot going into spring training.