(WTNH)–Branford native and former UConn baseball star Mike Olt has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. The former Huskies slugger announced the news on Instagram on Monday.
“Very excited to make things official and announce that I am lucky enough to be signing with the Boston Red Soxs (sic) for 2017. Been one hell of a journey but I truly think everything happens for a reason and this will be an opportunity of a lifetime. Excited for what lies ahead!,” Olt posted.
The 28-year-old has spent time with the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago White Sox since 2012. He was a first-round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft.