August 2nd, 2012

The Newest Texas Ranger

Mike Olt played 13 games at first base in Frisco and is expected to play first for the Rangers tonight. (Photo by Alex Yocum-Beeman)

Last night, the Texas Rangers purchased the contract of Frisco infielder Mike Olt. They also put him on the 40-man roster sending utility player Brandon Snyder to Triple-A Round Rock and moving starter Colby Lewis from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list. Olt will make his debut with the Rangers tonight batting eighth and playing first base.

In 95 games with the RoughRiders, Olt had a .288 batting average with 17 doubles, 1 triple, 28 home runs and 82 RBIs. As of today, he is now in the Frisco record books. His 28 home runs put him in third place for single season home runs and ties him with Jason Botts for sixth in all-time home runs. We wish him luck tonight in his major league debut.

Story by Jarah Wright

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