By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Oakland Athletics 23-year-old first baseman Matt Olson has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 left hamstring strain. With a week left in the regular season, he’s done for the rest of the season.
He was a bright spot for the team, even though they’re going to miss out on the playoffs. In just 59 games, the rookie had an amazing 24 home runs.
Olson is the latest Athletics player to go on the disabled list. In fact, he’s the seventh player, who is out for the season.
He joins Paul Blackburn, Dustin Fowler, Sean Manaea, Chad Pinder, Andrew Triggs and Bobby Wahl, who are out for the season.
Olson was tied for third on the team in home runs. Matthew Joyce had 24 home runs through a 135 games.
Ryon Healy had 25 home runs in a 142 games for second on the team. Khris Davis is the team leader with 41 through 146 games.
Yet, Olson has the most home runs in the shortest amount of time with the team. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe, in contrast, played in 58 games, but had just seven home runs.
His last game of the season came on Sept. 24 against the Texas Rangers. He went 0-for-3 in that game. His last hit of the season cane on Sept. 23 against the Rangers.
In Nashville, the Athletics Triple-A team, before being promoted to Oakland, he had a .272 batting average with 23 home runs and 60 RBI’s in 79 games.
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