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Olt tries to ignore trade talks for second summer

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- For the second straight July, Triple-A infielder Mike Olt has been the subject of a number of trade rumors. Most recently, Olt has been one of the names prominently mentioned as possibly going to the Cubs in a package for pitcher Matt Garza.

The Rangers' top prospect said Thursday night he is trying not to get caught up in all the trade rumors.

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ROUND ROCK, Texas -- For the second straight July, Triple-A infielder Mike Olt has been the subject of a number of trade rumors. Most recently, Olt has been one of the names prominently mentioned as possibly going to the Cubs in a package for pitcher Matt Garza.

The Rangers' top prospect said Thursday night he is trying not to get caught up in all the trade rumors.

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"I won't go on Twitter," Olt said. "Last year, I didn't get caught up in it, but there were times where it got to be a little crazy. You look and the guys in the locker room would look, but I won't go on Twitter for the next couple of weeks. Most of the things you see out there are rumors. Basically whatever happens on those social media things, generally managers aren't trying to give away their secrets. That's all to get people going.

"Whatever happens, I'm in a good spot. If Texas needs something, they're going to do whatever they can to win a championship. They're going to get it. If I'm part of that piece, then the next team, I'll have an opportunity to play there. That's something that I look forward to if I get an opportunity like that. If not, then I'm in a good spot with Texas. I have to be up there and contribute and help them win."

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