{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["prospect" ] }

Olt to play some outfield for Frisco

Olt to play some outfield for Frisco

|
Olt to play some outfield for Frisco
FRISCO -- Double-A Frisco infielder Mike Olt played right field last Saturday. It was not a one-time appearance. Olt will continue to play the outfield on occasion as a way to increase his versatility and possibly make him an option at the Major League level.

Frisco manager Steve Buechele gave the organization a positive review of Olt's first time out there.

"Steve Buechele said he looked like he's played there his whole life," Rangers senior director of player development Tim Purpura said. "The theory is to make him as versatile as we possibly can in case there is a need here. He's an athlete, he can do a lot of things on a baseball field. He'll play there maybe one day a week or one day every other week. Should we have a number of injuries [at the Major League level] and have a need, we want to make him as versatile as we can."

Olt has 67 starts at third base and eight at first base for Frisco.

Olt is hitting .297 with 22 home runs, 62 RBIs and a .584 slugging percentage. He and infielder Jurickson Profar will represent the Rangers at the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday in Kansas City.

{"content":["prospect" ] }
{"content":["prospect" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español