• Padres sign third baseman Mike Olt to minor league contract

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have signed third baseman and former top prospect Mike Olt to a minor league contract. The deal does not include an invitation to major league spring training. Olt, 27, was released by the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday and quickly scooped up by a Padres organization lacking third-base..." March 18

  • Mike Olt is finally healthy, but now he's blocked on the Cubs by Kris Bryant

    Hardball Talk "Third baseman Mike Olt fracturing his right wrist in mid-April is what led to the Cubs calling up Kris Bryant from Triple-A, but now that Olt is healthy again Bryant’s presence means there isn’t room for him in Chicago. Bryant has thrived as a rookie, hitting .275 with 12 homers and an .859 OPS..." July 10

  • Matt Garza scratched from start, trade to Rangers nears

    CBS Sports "Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza was scheduled to pitch tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that is no longer the case. He's been scratched from the lineup and a trade to the Texas Rangers is close, confirms Jon Heyman. Garza, 29, is 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in..." July 22

  • Cubs send Garza to Rangers for 5 prospects

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was traded Monday to the Texas Rangers for five prospects, the team confirmed. The Cubs and Rangers finally worked out the details of a trade that will send third baseman Mike Olt and right-handed pitchers C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, plus two players to be..." July 22

  • Yu Darvish looking strong; Mike Olt makes fireworks; top prospect gets roughed up

    Dallas Morning News "Yu Darvish took the mound Tuesday and impressed with two flawless innings… the rest of the Rangers’ staff? They didn’t fare as well. Here’s a roundup of all our coverage coming out of Surprise on Tuesday: Gerry Fraley writes that a more experienced Yu Darvish is already looking better than he..." February 27