Olt signed a minor league contract with San Diego that does not include an invitation to spring training, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Olt was released by the White Sox on Tuesday. He'll likely add depth at Triple-A with Yangervis Solarte set to begin the season as San Diego's starting third baseman.
Olt was released by the White Sox on Tuesday. Olt was designated for assignment earlier in the month to make room for Austin Jackson on the 40-man roster. It is possible the White Sox will consider re-signing the 27-year-old corner infielder, as Adam LaRoche announced just a few hours after the transaction that he will likely sit out the 2016 season for personal reasons.
Olt cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports. Olt was designated for assignment Sunday to make room for the recently-acquired Austin Jackson, so this move just finishes the process as he accepts the move to Triple-A rather than becoming a free agent. Now that he's in the minors, he'll slot in as the third baseman for the Triple-A club, acting as organizational depth at the hot corner.
The White Sox designated Olt for assignment Sunday to clear room on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Austin Jackson, WGN TV reports. The White Sox's third base depth improved significantly in the offseason with the signing of Todd Frazier, so Olt was a longshot to make the 25-man roster. Olt has slugged a not-so-hot .330 in his 400 career major league plate appearances and the power numbers he flashed in 2012 have become a distant memory.
White Sox third baseman Mike Olt was 1 for 4 with a solo home run in a winning effort against the Yankees on Friday night Olt missed a game with a sore shoulder, but was back in the lineup against southpaw C.C. Sabathia. He has some pop, the home run was his fourth as the White Sox evaluate his potential for next season, but his lackluster .200 batting average is not very encouraging.
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