In order to keep Arismendy Alcantara on the roster, the
"I don’t want to speculate on any of that," Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday. "They’ve been working hard. They stay positive, and they’ve been handling it extremely well. One of the things I try to talk to them about is not to focus so much on the results. I want them to focus on the at-bat."
"If that’s ever to be a situation that we would consider that would be something we would be talking about [internally]," Renteria said, per ESPN. "Right now he’s here with us. He’s going to continue to develop his skills here."
However, Renteria said Olt won't play every day while he struggles offensively.
"We’re going to pick the matchups that put him in a position to have success," Renteria said. "We want him to know he shouldn’t be too concerned about anything. Things happen. You have hiccups. I know there was a time when he was doing very, very well and everybody wanted him in there every single day so we started putting him in there. You give him rope and allow them to go out there and perform and feel the landscape. Now we’re going to pull back a little bit."
The all-or-nothing results produced this season by
Olt has a ridiculous 53 strikeouts in just 133 at-bats, which has played a huge role in his .158 batting average and .253 on-base percentage. But he does have nine home runs and 24 RBI. Twelve of his 21 hits this season have gone for extra bases.
Olt picked up just one hit during the contest, but made it count. Olt led off the fourth inning against Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada. On the third pitch of the at-bat, he hit an 88 mph fastball out to left center for the solo shot. Olt finished the game 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.
Olt was held out of Friday's game in favor of Luis Valbuena. He did appear as a pinch-hitter, but did not reach base. Olt will hit seventh against the Brewers Saturday. He's hitting .179, but has eight home runs.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|7/22/2014 vs San Diego|
|vs San Diego||11||0||0||.083||.000||.000|
|vs Stults (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2011||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||69||240||39||64||15||0||14||42||48||70||0||1||.387||.504||.267|
|2013||AAA-Round Rock Express||65||230||37||49||15||0||11||32||35||89||0||0||.317||.422||.213|
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