Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:11:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (shoulder), who has been dealing with a tender shoulder, is close to playing games at third base. "I've thrown there the last couple of days. My velocity is right where it needs to be," he said.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:45:00 -0800
Chicago Cubs 1B/3B Mike Olt (shoulder) is scheduled to start at first base Monday, March 3, in a "B" game against the San Francisco Giants. He had been limited to a designated-hitter role because of a tender right shoulder.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:42:57 -0800
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (shoulder) has yet to play third base this spring because the team is taking a cautious approach. Olt is dealing with tenderness in his right shoulder. He will be the designated hitter Saturday, March 1.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:40:41 -0800
Chicago Cubs 3B Mike Olt (arm) is dealing with a sore arm and was forced to serve as the designated hitter Wednesday, Feb. 26. He'll also serve as the DH Thursday, Feb. 27.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:03:10 -0800
The Chicago Cubs are expecting to get plenty of production from SP Jake Arrieta and 3B Mike Olt after trading for them last year. Manager Rick Renteria said the initial plan at third base is to have 3Bs Luis Valbuena and Donnie Murphy compete for playing time, but the Cubs are hoping to see Olt bounce back from a rough year with the Texas Rangers in 2013. Arrieta said he benefitted from working with pitching coach Chris Bosio for the final seven weeks of the season. The team didn't notice any vision problems from Olt when he was hitting off a tee during the team's developmental program last week.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:19:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez and OF Albert Almora are unlikely to come up when rosters expand in September. Manager Dale Sveum doesn't see anyone being called up that isn't already on the 40-man roster. "The (Brian) Bogusevics and Sweeneys, and obviously (Donnie Murphy's) doing a heck of a job," Sveum said of the outlook for current roster players. "And yesterday's topic was getting (Anthony) Rizzo and (Starlin) Castro to where they go into the winter feeling a heck of a lot better than they did two days ago." OF Jorge Soler and 3B Mike Olt are both on the 40-man roster.
Fantasy Tip: Soler and Olt are your best options if you're speculating in NL-only leagues for the final month. They could contribute in deep mixed leagues, too, if they're given everyday playing time in the final month, but that's unlikely.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:26:15 -0700
The Chicago Cubs traded SP Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers Monday, July 22, in exchange for 3B Mike Olt, SP Justin Grimm, P C.J. Edwards and a player to be named.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:16:48 -0700
The Texas Rangers officially acquired SP Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs Monday, July 22, in exchange for 3B Mike Olt and P C.J. Edwards. The deal is pending the completion of physicals.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:07:24 -0700
The Texas Rangers will acquire SP Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs Monday, July 22, in exchange for 3B Mike Olt, P C.J. Edwards and a player to be named.
Fantasy Tip: Expect to pay a hefty price for Garza in AL-only leagues with this move. His fantasy value doesn't change drastically, although he could face a stretch of adjustment as he returns to the American League and another hitter-friendly environment.
Olt was one of Texas' top prospects that made his debut last season. His primary position is third base, but he can also play some first base and outfield. Given the Cubbies' lack of a solution at the hot corner, the inclusion of Olt in this deal makes perfect sense. He struggled with vision problems earlier this year, but he's a candidate to be brought up to Chicago later this year for an audition.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013 06:27:05 -0700
The Texas Rangers have discussed several prospects in trade talks with the Chicago Cubs about SP Matt Garza. SP Neil Ramirez and 3B Mike Olt have been discussed, while requests for SP Martin Perez were rebuffed. Ps Roman Mendez and C.J. Edwards are also possibilities.