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Friday, August 03, 2012

Gleeman: Mike Olt makes Rangers debut as first baseman, No. 8 hitter

MIKE OLT!

Called up from Double-A late last night, Rangers prospect Mike Olt is making his big-league debut [yesterday]...

[manager] Washington indicated to reporters that Olt will play mostly first base and designated hitter versus left-handed pitchers, at least initially.

Olt played exclusively third base during his first two pro seasons, but this year he’s appeared in 13 games at first base and three games in right field along with 78 games at third base. Clearly the Rangers were preparing him for a potential call-up and new defensive role, and they decided to pull the trigger last night after Olt hit .288 with 28 homers and a .977 OPS in 95 games at Double-A.

The District Attorney Posted: August 03, 2012 at 11:03 PM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mike olt, minor leagues, rangers, transactions

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