OAKLAND — Rookie Matt Olson, who’s blasted 24 homers in 59 games, is in danger of missing the rest of the season due to a left hamstring strain.
“He won’t even be out on the field today — probably not for the next couple of days,” manager Bob Melvin said on Monday afternoon during his pregame press conference.
Olson injured his leg stretching to complete a double play in the sixth inning of the club’s 8-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
“Hopefully we can get him back in Texas,” Melvin added. “But I’m not so sure about that.”
While Olson has made his mark with his long swing and easy power, Melvin also highlighted the first baseman’s contributions in the field.
“This guy was the talk of baseball here recently. As well as he’s done offensively, defensively he’s just as impactful.”