The Cubs made two roster moves prior to Friday’s game against the White Sox.
Mike Olt was activated from the 60-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for Olt on the 40-man roster, RHP Donn Roach was designated for assignment.
With the two roster moves, the Cubs’ 40-man roster currently stands at 40 players.
Mike Olt started the season on the 25-man roster. In six games, Olt was 2-for-15 with one home run, no walks and six strikeouts (.133/.188/.333). Olt was hit by a pitch by Adam Ottavino on April 12 in Denver and suffered a broken wrist. Olt was placed on the 15-day DL on April 17, retroactive to April 15, with a hairline fracture in his right wrist.
Mike Olt has struggled at the plate in 14 games with the I-Cubs. Olt is 10-for-52 with four doubles, a home run, two walks and 15 strikeouts (.192/.222/.327).
Between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, Mike Olt is batting .230/.288/.410 in 17 games with six doubles, a triple, a home run, five walks and 19 strikeouts in 61 at bats.
Olt’s rehab assignment expired Wednesday. He has not played since July 7.
Donn Roach made one start for the Cubs before he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa last Friday to make room on the active roster for LHP Clayton Richard. Roach faced the Cardinals in St. Louis and gave up four runs on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout in 3 1/3 innings.
Roach was 7-2 in 15 starts for the Iowa Cubs this season. Roach allowed 26 runs, 23 earned, on 83 hit with 16 walks and 33 strikeouts in 89 innings (2.33 ERA, 1.11 WHIP).