Olson went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and three strikeouts against the Astros on Wednesday.
That marks the rookie's third consecutive three-strikeout game, and he's now 5-for-32 (.156) in the majors this season. Olson has a good eye and he's flashed noteworthy power in the minors, but the 23-year-old doesn't looked well prepared for the majors just yet. However, the A's are going nowhere, so they can afford to stick with him and see if he can find a way to make more contact.
Olson went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two walks and four RBI in Saturday's win over the White Sox.
Olson bookended Oakland's 10-run showing against James Shields and company with the first two home runs of his young career. With the A's seemingly embracing a youth movement, Olson may stick around for a while this time. He's hit second in the order in each of the team's last three games.
Olson went 2-for-3 with two RBI from a run-scoring groundout and a double in Thursday's 12-9 loss to the Astros. He also walked twice and scored once.
Olson celebrated a return to the big-league club by getting on base four times and notching his first two major-league hits of 2017 in the process. The 23-year-old's defensive versatility figures to afford him some playing time while fellow prospect Matt Chapman (knee) remains sidelined, giving him some much-needed seasoning against big-league arms.
The A's designated Stephen Vogt for assignment and put Matt Chapman (knee) on the disabled list. Olson, who has smashed 17 home runs while hitting .217/.365/.561 in 249 plate appearances, could find some work at outfield and designated hitter, with a dash of first base. He should at least minimally help AL-only and some mixed-league fantasy players for however long he has this window.
Olson was optioned to Triple-A Nashville following Tuesday's game to make room for Wednesday's starter Daniel Gossett, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 23-year-old went 1-for-9 with an RBI, two walks and a run over 11 plate appearances across five games with the big-league club. He'll look to continue what's been a solid season at Triple-A Nashville, where he's slashed .286/.376/.582 with 15 home runs and 38 RBI.
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