The Iowa Cubs announced prior to Wednesday’s game in Reno that INF Mike Olt was placed on the 7-day minor league DL with a strained left hamstring. Olt left Tuesday’s game in the eighth inning after suffering an apparent leg injury. Olt avoided colliding with Zac Rosscup fielding a popped up bunt attempt from Shawn O’Malley.
Mike Olt started the season with the big league club and hit only .139/.222/.353 in 72 games with four doubles and 12 home runs. Olt struck out 84 times with 19 walks in 212 plate appearances.
The Cubs optioned to Mike Olt to Iowa on July 23 and the adjustments he made in a short amount of time in Triple-A was producing results at the plate.
Mike Olt played mostly first base with the Iowa Cubs in order for him to get the at bats he needed. Olt saw time at third base when Kris Bryant was given a day off and the two games Bryant missed with the bruise on his left foot.
In 28 games before landing on the disabled list, Mike Olt was hitting .302/.348/.585 with nine doubles, seven home runs and a .933 OPS. Olt had a 10-game hitting streak during the 28 games with the I-Cubs.
Lance Rymel was promoted from High-A Daytona to take Olt’s spot on the roster.