Branford’s Mike Olt signs contract with Boston Red Sox

(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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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