There seems a pretty good chance that rookie Mike Olt’s season is over.
Olt has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for a good while now, but until Wednesday, he was able to play through the pain in his right heel. That night though, Olt aggravated the injury while running to first on an infield hit, to the point that he’s expected to miss 10-14 days. That doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for Olt to prepare for a playoff run, meaning that he might not be with the team when they open up the postseason.
That said, none of this is set in stone yet. Rangers’ manager Ron Washington knows well that everyone is different, and as such, he doesn’t want to make any definite calls on Olt’s outlook for the rest of 2012 just yet.
"Everybody's healing process is different," Washington told the team’s official website. "I don't know how his body heals."
Since being called up at the beginning of August, Olt has gone 5-for-32 while being mostly limited to facing lefties. He has appeared in only four games over the last three weeks.