Branford’s Mike Olt getting chance with Portland Sea Dogs

(WTNH)–Branford native Mike Olt is looking for a path back to the major leagues. The 28-year-old third baseman spent parts of four seasons there with the Rangers, Cubs and White Sox, but hasn’t played at the big league level since 2015 because of a wrist injury.

The Boston Red Sox are giving Olt another shot–and he’s playing with their Double-A team, the Portland Sea Dogs, who wrapped up a series with the Hartford Yard Goats on Wednesday.

The former UConn star and first-round draft pick is trying to find his hitting stroke again, and have fun while he’s doing it.

Olt has appeared in 135 major league games. 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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