Bosley preaches 'efficient' aggression

Hitting coach wants Rangers to take advantage of pitches they can handlie

Updated: April 7, 2011, 11:51 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- There's one word Texas Rangers hitting coach Thad Bosley says he won't ever say to his hitters: Patience.

Don't get the wrong idea. Bosley loves long at-bats and working pitchers. He just doesn't want his team thinking that way.

"I talk about being efficient and staying aggressive in the strike zone," Bosley said. "If guys do that and learn what pitches they can hit, they'll become patient at the plate. But you can't go up there thinking, 'I've got to be patient.'

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