Tuesday, June 14, 2016
WSC Birth Years: Mike Olt
Born: August 27, 1988
Mike was drafted in the first round of the 2010 draft (49th overall) by the Texas Rangers. He debuted for the Rangers on August 2, 2012 and recorded a hit in his first at-bat. After appearing in sixteen games with Texas, Olt was traded to the Chicago Cubs as part of the Matt Garza trade on July 22, 2013. Once with the Cubs, Mike saw action in ninety-five games, slugging thirteen home runs and driving in thirty-four.
On September 15, 2015, Olt was selected off waivers by the Chicago White Sox. In twenty-four appearances, Mike hit a career best .203 and provided a little bit of a jolt into the lineup to a sagging ChiSox team. With the team improving for the 2016 season, Olt was released on March 15, 2016. He signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres two days later.