Rangers rumors: Texas willing to trade Mike Olt

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Rangers are willing to trade former top third base prospect Mike Olt.

The Texas Rangers are willing to trade former top third base prospect Mike Olt, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports:

Morosi says that Olt is a player to "keep an eye on" at the winter meetings, as the Rangers are willing to move him, according to a rival club official.

Olt was in the midst of several trade rumors over the summer, specifically ones centering on Zack Greinke. The Milwaukee Brewers were eyeing Olt and it was reported that they were seeking him or another high-profile prospect in any trade for Greinke. Milwaukee ultimately dealt the right-hander to the Los Angeles Angels and the Rangers ended up acquiring Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs for lesser prospects.

Olt entered the top prospect scene last season with his strong 2011 campaign and performance in the Arizona Fall League. He entered 2012 as the 43rd best prospect according to Baseball America, and the 24-year-old quickly rose up the charts by putting together a line of .288/.398/.579 with 17 doubles and 28 home runs at the Double-A level.

Olt went on to make his major league debut with the Rangers last season, manning first and third base as well as right field for the club.

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