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Mike Olt to see plenty of playing time for White Sox

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Mike Olt to see plenty of playing time for White Sox

Tyler Saladino started on Wednesday night but Mike Olt is expected to get a bunch more playing time before the White Sox season ends.

Olt started each of the previous three games since the White Sox claimed him off waivers from the Cubs on Saturday. With no surefire answers on the left side of the diamond for 2016, the White Sox intend to give Olt every chance to prove he can stick at third base.

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“He'll probably get the majority of that time as we go through the rest of September, depending on matchups and things like that,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “We'll be able to mix and match with him in there, but I would say he would get the majority of it.”

Prior to Sunday, Olt hadn’t played since Aug. 29 at Triple-A Iowa. He worked hard to stay in playing shape but was out of action for eight days. Given that layoff, Ventura likes what he’s seen from Olt, who is so far 2-for-11 with four strikeouts.

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“It's been good,” Ventura said. “I think first he's got to get his feet wet just being here and getting acclimated with that, but ... I hadn't seen him play a lot of third base, so to see him move around and the action with his feet and everything, he's been good. “It's been a pleasant surprise. Hitting-wise ... I think that's still a little bit rusty because he hadn't played in probably a week.

“But its kind of getting re-acclimated to it. But as far as his pop and stuff like that, you like seeing it. I like what we've been seeing.”

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