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Rangers Call Up Mike Olt; Option Brandon Snyder

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July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; USA third baseman Mike Olt (20) walks on the field before the start of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE
July 9, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; USA third baseman Mike Olt (20) walks on the field before the start of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Rangers have optioned first baseman Brandon Snyder to Class Triple-A Round Rock and placed right-handed starting pitcher Colby Lewis on the 60-day disabled list in order to clear a roster spot on the team's 40-man and 25-man roster for corner infielder Mike Olt, the team announced:

The 23-year-old Olt is the team's No. 2 prospect and one of the top prospects in all of baseball. While he is primarily a third baseman and is pretty good out there, expect to see Olt getting playing time at first base and designated hitter. Also, because he's such a good athlete, don't be surprised to see him playing some right field either.

The UConn product will be getting the call up from Class Double-A Frisco, where he has spent the entire 2012 season thus far beating up on opposing pitchers. Olt has batted .287 with a .399 on-base percentage, but it's the raw power that really makes him stand out. In 94 games, Olt has slugged .575 with 27 home runs in 94 games.

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How much playing time will Mike Olt see this summer?

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