White Sox pick up Olt off waivers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chicago White Sox have claimed third baseman Mike Olt off waivers after he was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Monday.
The 27-year-old Olt made the Cubs’ opening-day roster, but played in only six games before fracturing his right wrist. He combined to hit .273 with nine homers and 25 RBIs in 62 games with Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa.
The White Sox announced the move on Saturday.
Olt hit .160 with eight homers and 33 RBIs in 89 games last season with the Cubs. Olt was a supplemental first-round draft pick by the Texas Rangers in 2010.