Cubs’ Mike Olt says he’s close to returning

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Chicago Cubs third baseman Mike Olt fields a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Scott Van Slyke during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball exhibition game in Mesa, Ariz., on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Van Slyke was safe at first. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

On April 18, the Cubs placed third baseman Mike Olt on the 60-day disabled list after fracturing his wrist.

Olt was hit by a pitch on April 11, but thought it was a bruise and tried to continue playing, but an MRI found a hairline fracture in his right wrist.

About fifty percent but excited to be back at it. A lot of work ahead #nextchallenge — Mike Olt (@mike_olt) May 27, 2015

The Cubs third baseman, who’s hitting .133 with one home run and one RBI before getting hurt, documents his return with Twitter videos over the past month. Olt posted a video on Sunday of him hitting balls in the batting cage with the caption: “Another day closer.”

Another day closer — Mike Olt (@mike_olt) June 7, 2015

Olt will be eligible to return from the disabled list on June 17.

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