Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:18:33 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 18. 3B Mike Olt is playing first base and batting sixth. Rizzo is expected to play every other day for the remainder of the season.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:26:43 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (hamstring) was recalled from Single-A Kane County Friday, Sept. 5.
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:58:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (hamstring) is playing for Single-A Kane County Wednesday, Sept. 3. He could be recalled to the Cubs Friday, Sept. 5, if he is ready.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:51:27 -0700
The Chicago Cubs placed 3B Mike Olt (hamstring) on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Iowa due to a strained hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: You'd have to think Olt will be among the September call-ups, but right now he has to get healthy first.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:06 -0700
Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, 3B Mike Olt was demoted to Iowa.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:02 -0700
The Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22. He was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. This move makes room on the roster for SP Tsuyoshi Wada.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:44:01 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt has been working with hitting coach Bill Mueller to simplify his approach at the plate and to improve his confidence.
Fantasy Tip: Olt leads all National League rookies with 11 homers this year, but he is hitting just .150. His power potential is intriguing, but he will have to improve his batting average significantly before he warrants consideration in standard fantasy leagues.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:56:18 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt said he's not worried about his 0-for-16 slump at the plate. He's hitting only .153 on the year but has nine home runs. 3B Luis Valbuena is starting at third base Monday, June 9. "Things are starting to come around," Olt said. "All it takes is one thing to click, and next thing you know, you're 30 for the next 60. I feel good."
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:07:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said 3B Mike Olt will continue to develop at the major league level.
Tue, 13 May 2014 16:14:56 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he will continue to mix and match 3Bs Luis Valbuena and Mike Olt at third base, with Olt facing more left-handers. Olt leads all National League rookies with eight home runs, but he's hitting only .187 and has 32 strikeouts in 91 at-bats. Renteria said there will be a day when Olt receives more regular playing time, though.
Fantasy Tip: Olt is a nice source of power, but his inconsistent playing time and low batting average hurts too much in mixed leagues. For now, consider Olt a nice power product in NL-only leagues.