Steve Buechele: Mike Olt has no issues in RF

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
3:30
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frisco RoughRiders manager Steve Buechele was pleased with Mike Olt's first game in right field last week.

The Rangers want to make Olt as versatile as they can, especially with Adrian Beltre occupying third base for the forseeable future, and they tried the corner infielder in a corner outfield spot.

"He looked like he'd play right field all his life," said Buechele, who is one of the coaches for the World Team at today's Futures said. "The first play he got was a tough running play torward the line and he got over to it and made a nice play. He looked comfortable out there."

Buechele said Olt, who is hitting .294 with 22 homers and 63 RBIs, will play some more in right field and will also get some chances at first base, though he hasn't had many so far this season.

Buechele said defensively, Olt continues to improve.

"For Mike, it's the little things he's working on," Buechele said. "He wants to be sure he's got his foot work down and is in the right position. But he listens and wants to learn."
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.337 13 51 51
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 13
RBIA. Beltre 51
RA. Beltre 51
OPSA. Beltre .917
WY. Darvish 8
ERAY. Darvish 2.97
SOY. Darvish 142