by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (6/3/2013) The Rangers have promoted infielder Mike Olt to Triple-A Round Rock, according to Fox Sports Southwest.
Olt returned from the disabled list Friday due to an issue with his vision. He hit .333 (4 for 12) in his first three games back from the DL. He had a .139 batting average with one home run and six RBI in 20 games played at Triple-A earlier this season.
Mike Olt returns to the lineup
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/31/2013) Rangers infielder Mike Olt is in the starting lineup for Double-A Frisco Friday, his first action since April 25. Olt has been sidelined due to an issue with his vision, and will work in Frisco as part of his rehab assignment.
Mike Olt expected to be activated in minors Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/30/2013) Rangers infield prospect Mike Olt is expected to be activated from the minor-league disabled list Friday, the Dallas Morning News reports. He has been out since April 25 with an eye issue and will return to Double-A Frisco.
Olt has hit .139/.235/.236 in 72 at-bats with Triple-A Round Rock this season.
Olt has been dealing with a vision issue and has not played since April 25. He was prescribed eyedrops and other medication and his condition has improved. Olt will go to extended spring training to work his swing back into form and then return to Triple-A Round Rock. There is no firm timetable for his return.
Mike Olt starts hitting program
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/19/2013) Rangers infield prospect Mike Olt , who is on the minor-league disabled list with an eye issue, began a hitting program with Triple-A hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh.
"You always like to have answers," Daniels said. "You deal with what you have."
Losing faith in Mike Olt
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) At the beginning of the season, Rangers infield prospect Mike Olt was a prime minor-league stash candidate. A top prospect who has shown the willingness to play all over the field to get his bat in the lineup, Olt seemed like a great bet to make an impact at the major-league level before long. Whether by trade or injury, it looked like we would see Olt again before long as he seemed intent on forcing his way into the lineup.
Unfortunately, Olt is batting just .139 with one home run at Triple-A Round Rock, and he has already struck out in 32 of his 72 at-bats. Olt's extended slump to begin the season has the Rangers so baffled that he has been placed on the disabled list until they can find the source of his issues. Right now, the team is targeting his eyesight as the source, but visits with specialists have yet to find anything.
Olt entered the season ranked 22nd in Baseball America's prospect rankings, But after a month-plus of the season, it is starting to look like Olt might not even be worth a roster spot for most Fantasy owners, especially in leagues that do not allow an extra spot for minor-league players.
There are guys down in the minors who stand a better chance of making a Fantasy impact this season at this point.
Mike Olt goes on Triple-A DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) The Rangers placed first baseman Mike Olt on the disabled list while playing with Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Olt is dealing with an eye issue.
Expected to see a specialist in 10-14 days, Olt could be cleared to return to action following his visit. The infielder has hit just .139 with one homer and 32 strikeouts over 20 games this season and Texas feels the eye issue could be a big reason for his struggles.
Doctor finds nothing unusual with Mike Olt's vision
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) A local eye doctor was unable to find anything unusual with Rangers first base prospect Mike Olt, Fox Sports Southwest reports. Olt has been having vision issues, and the next step is for Olt to see an eye specialist.
Mike Olt having vision issues
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Rangers prospect Mike Olt is currently having vision issues, Fox Sports Southwest reports Tuesday. Olt will see a specialist.
The vision issues may explain why he's started the season at Triple-A Round Rock batting .139 over his first 72 at-bats with 32 strikeouts and only nine walks. He's gone 0 for 6 his last two games with three Ks.
Mike Olt not making contact early on
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Rangers prospect Mike Olt has struggled to get things going early on at Triple-A Round Rock.
After doubling in the season debut, Olt has gone 0 for 12 with eight strikeouts in his last three games. He is batting .167 (1 for 16) with an RBI, two walks and 10 strikeouts through four games.
Olt played 16 games last season for the Rangers and hit .152/.250.182 with five RBI in 33 at-bats.
Mike Olt to concentrate on 3B in minors
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told MLB.com on Tuesday that prospect Mike Olt will concentrate on playing third base at Triple-A Round Rock.
Olt batted just .194 with two homers and five RBI in 19 Cactus League games before being optioned last week. The 24-year-old played a couple of different positions while in camp with Texas.
Olt is viewed as one of the club's top prospects, but struggled during his spring audition and hit just .194 in Cactus League play. The 24-year-old did manage two homers and should rise to the Rangers later in the year.
Olt hopes to show versatility
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Rangers first baseman Mike Olt has talked a lot in spring training about his willingness to play wherever the team asks, and he seems intent on proving that. With Leonys Martin nursing a hamstring injury, Olt was penciled into the lineup in right field for spring training game, a position he has played just five games at in his career. Unfortunately. Olt was scratched from the lineup, with a trip to the dentist in his near future. It is not clear what he issue is exactly, but it is not expected to be serious.
Olt ready to play 'everywhere'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) FOX Sports Southwest reports Rangers prospect Mike Olt is ready to play multiple positions this spring. "I'm everywhere," Olt said. "Third. First. Outfield. I'm going to focus a little bit more on first and the outfield. Last year in spring training I was so focused on third base knowing I was going to be going back to Double-A and playing third base. This year it's going to be focusing on my weaknesses." Olt doesn't have a ton of pro experience in the outfield, but he's ready for the challenge. "I'm comfortable," said Olt, who also played some outfield this winter in the Dominican Republic. "I will be comfortable once I practice. I never practiced last year. I was just going out there, playing three games in Frisco randomly and once in the big leagues. Once I practice I feel like I could be pretty good."
Olt to get work in outfield
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/5/2013) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told reporters Tuesday the team will enter spring training with Nelson Cruz as the starting right fielder, but Daniels said other players will see time in the outfield this spring in case something happens to Cruz, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. While Mitch Moreland is a leading candidate to spell Cruz in right field, Daniels said infield prospects Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar will also get playing time in the outfield. "Down in the Dominican [last week] we saw some of these guys, and our message to them was, 'Whatever your position was in the minor leagues, you're a baseball player now,'" Daniels said. "'Whether you're a middle infielder, you may play on the corner, you may play some outfield. Just be prepared.'"