The Chicago Cubs are in the final stages of finalizing their roster.
On Wednesday, Murphy was indeed deemed the odd-man out as he was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. The Rangers have yet to officially announce the move as they need to make a corresponding roster move to make room for Murphy.
Murphy hit .255/.319/.530 with the Cubs last season to go along with a wOBA of .366 and a wRC+ of 130. Murphy also added 11 home runs and 23 RBIs for the Cubs last season.
With Murphy no longer a part of the Cubs roster picture, Olt appears to be on the verge of being named the starting third baseman for the Cubs.