SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Mike Olt made his spring debut at first base. Olt, who has played third base in the Minors the past two years, played four innings in place of Mitch Moreland. He dropped one throw for an error but the Rangers were hardly concerned by that.
The Rangers like what they have seen from Olt at first base. They asked him to learn the position to give him more options and so far he has taken to it with no problems.
"He's a baseball player," manager Ron Washington said. "He's got good aptitude and a good work ethic. He's a baseball player. He can do anything out there. He's got good hands, a good throwing arm and good instincts. He's got it down because he wants to get it down. You give him information and he'll apply it."
Olt, who is not expected to make the Rangers out of camp, will play first and third base in the Minor Leagues this season