New chance for Branford
Ohio, The home of the Olt family Branford residence is always painted the color of the major league team for which one of their sons, Paul, Happens to be playing.
Into 2012, It was painted Texas ranger blue. It was a different shade of blue for the past period, When Mike was even though Chicago Cubs.
On august. 31, Olt was designated for assignment by the Cubs after spending most of the season dealing with injury in the minor leagues. About soon after, He was found by the Cubs crosstown rival, The very green Sox.
While it meant Olt wouldn have to pack up and leave his apartment just outside Chicago on the Lake Michigan beaches, The whole get threw the Branford/UConn product for a loop.
Didn actually know what to think, He said on this, In your visitors clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, How the ChiSox were set to begin a four game series. Was probably just in shock a bit more. Then when I kind of been feeling relaxed, Got my stuff together and really preoccupied with it, Spoken to my agent, We felt like it was gonna be a thing for me. We made it possible to look past it. There are other options that will continue and hopefully I get into a good spot and have success. 6, Olt has produced 16 starts 14 at third base, Two at the start. He homered in consecutive games Sept. 16 17 in contra costa and, In the act, Became the answer to a worthwhile trivia question as the only player ever to homer for both the White Sox and the Cubs in the same season.
Can always tell my kids down the road I was in the record books for something, Believed Olt. Is type of neat. He left saturday game in Detroit after landing on his shoulder funny and suffering a little arm, And wasn in the starting lineup sunday night. He was ideal pinch hit, In addition, And Olt feels he be ready to return to the lineup just after Friday.
For sure, It been an unusual season for Olt, Who turned 27 a weeks ago. He began the growing season as the Cubs starting third baseman, Though it may will always be a bit temporary, With uberpospect Kris Bryant lurking device.
Affirmed, When Olt went on those with disability list with a fractured right wrist less than two weeks into the season, It opened the door for Bryant much ballyhooed support. Bryant removed, Grounds for 26 homers and 98 RBIs, And is the frontrunner for NL rookie of the season. Olt, Subsequently, Spent other season in the minor leagues even after his rehab assignment had expired. At some point, Right at the key league trading deadline, He spent the entire day thinking he would be traded to another organization(Probably north park). His manager told him not even to wear cleats for a game, As he sat all over the country game waiting for a trade that never materialized.
Olt engage.273 with nine homers in 62 games between Double A Tennessee and Triple A Iowa before being unceremoniously specific for assignment.
How an game goes, Olt reasoned. Not gonna be a clear path for a variety of guys. (Bryant) Got a chance to play and surely could execute it and do well. I feel all of it happens for a reason. Stage, I in a good spot to be in the same situation to do what I able to perform.