Olt announced his retirement from baseball Friday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Once a well-regarded prospect, Olt's career didn't end up panning out as he would have hoped. He last played in the big leagues in 2015 and hit just .168/.250/.330 over 400 major-league plate appearances.
Olt was released by the Twins on Saturday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Olt failed to win even a spot on the Twins' Triple-A roster. As a 30-year-old who hasn't played in the majors since 2015, Olt is unlikely to play a significant role anywhere this season.
Olt signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Sunday, according to his personal Instagram account.
Olt spent the majority of the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .224/.357/.430 with 11 homers in 71 games. The 30-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2015 and owns a career .580 OPS across parts of three major-league seasons, so he's nothing more than organizational depth.
Olt agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
After spending all of 2017 with the Red Sox's Double-A affiliate, he returns to Boston's farm for another season. The 29-year-old hit .245/.332/.436 with 16 home runs in 448 plate appearances last season at Double-A and will simply provide organizational depth this season.
Olt made his first appearance in Grapefruit League action Saturday, entering as a pinch-runner and playing first base.
The Red Sox left no stone unturned when looking for insurance at third base in case Pablo Sandoval was not capable of returning to form. Olt joined a chorus of infielders that have experience at the hot corner. As it turns out, Sandoval has performed well and the talk of a potential platoon partner has been silenced. Olt, whose once-bright career stalled following a beaning during the 2012 offseason, has bounced from the Cubs to the White Sox to the Padres since 2014. He's expected to start 2017 in the minors, but without a sure thing backing up Sandoval at third base, the Red Sox could call on Olt at some point.
Olt signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday, according to a post on Olt's Instagram account.
The Red Sox, who already grabbed Josh Rutledge in the Rule 5 draft, continue to bring in potential replacement options in the event Pablo Sandoval is not capable of handling full-time duty at third base. Olt has a career .168/.250/.330 slash line with a 37 percent strikeout rate in 400 big league plate appearances. He is a long shot to contribute in the majors this year.
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.
White Sox third baseman Mike Olt (shoulder) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, according to CSN's Dan Hayes.
Olt will be held out Thursday after exiting the previous day's game with shoulder discomfort. It's not clear if the setback will cost him further action, but Tyler Saladino will man the hot corner for the White Sox on Thursday night.
White Sox manager Robin Ventura said third baseman Mike Olt felt his shoulder 'go a bit numb' during Wednesday's game, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The discomfort made it difficult for Olt to throw, so he left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning. He should be considered day to day moving forward, with Tyler Saladino and Gordon Beckham the likely candidates to replace him at third base.
White Sox third baseman Mike Olt left Wednesday's game with discomfort in his right shoulder.
Gordon Beckham came in to replace him, but it remains to be seen how or when Olt may have been injured. More information regarding the severity of the injury should be available after the game.
White Sox third baseman Mike Olt went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer -- his first of the year -- in Wednesday's win over the A's.
The White Sox said Olt would receive the lion's share of playing time at third base in the season's final weeks, and they have remained true to their word. Olt has started every game but one since he joined the roster earlier in the month, but Wednesday's long ball was his first since joining the organization. He should continue to be the favorite to start as the season winds down.
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt went 0 for 3 during a rehab game for the team's Triple-A affiliate Tuesday. He also struck once in his first rehab game at Triple-A.
Olt is on the disabled list with a wrist injury. He has not played since April 14.
Cubs third baseman Mike Olt (wrist) and reliever Neil Ramirez (shoulder) will have their rehab assignments moved from Double-A to Triple-A on Tuesday, according to 670 The Score.
Olt is batting .444 (4 for 9) with one triple, two doubles, three walks and five runs in three games for Tennessee. Ramirez hasn't allowed a run, hit or walk in two innings for Tennnessee. He also has three strikeouts.
Cubs infielder Mike Olt played in his first minor-league rehab game on Friday. Manning third base for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, Olt went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.
The team has not unveiled any next steps in the infielder's recovery from a fractured wrist suffered in April.
Cubs infielder Mike Olt will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Olt has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a fractured wrist.
There is currently no indication how many rehab games Olt will need, and what the plan for him will be once he is deemed healthy.
Cubs Opening Day third baseman Mike Olt is making progress in recovering from a fractured wrist, suffered in the second week of the season.
Olt got the cast off of his wrist last week and took batting practice for the first time this week.
When Olt returns, he'll find out that his spot has been filled by rookie Kris Bryant.
"Kris is doing a great job right now, and I’m just making sure I get this back to 100 percent and be able to play with that team wherever they need me," Olt said, per the Chicago Sun Times.
There's a possibility Olt may play the outfield when he returns to the Cubs.
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