Rangers’ rookie Mike Olt ran on his injured foot for the first time in more than two weeks on Wednesday, but whether Olt will have a spot on the team’s postseason roster remains unclear.
Olt stayed home for the Rangers’ west coast swing last weekend, in which they made stops in Seattle and Anaheim, and he hasn’t played since September 12 as he deals with a case of plantar fasciitis. The rookie, who was called up at the beginning of August, came away from the pregame running session encouraged.
"It feels good today," Olt told the team’s official website Thursday. "I did a lot yesterday. I'm not sore. I took ground balls. I jogged around."
If Olt does make the postseason roster, it’ll likely be as a result of the depth he provides at the corner infield positions. Olt is only hitting .156 since his call-up, but he can play first and third well, and makes for a serviceable option in the outfield, if need be.