Olt asks for extra work with Washington

Olt asks for extra work with Washington

BOSTON -- Infielder Mike Olt was out early working with manager Ron Washington on Monday, one day after committing a throwing error that brought home the winning run in the Rangers' 7-6 loss in 10 innings to the Royals.

"I just wanted to get out there, it doesn't reflect on what happened yesterday," Olt said. "We did a lot of work on my footwork. That's the key."

Washington said Olt came into his office on Monday and asked for the early work. Washington, who loves teaching infield defense, was ready immediately.

"I think he knew I wanted to go out there and do some sweating," Washington said.

Olt was not in the lineup on Monday, but Washington said he would play on Tuesday, when Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester takes the mound. Washington also said Olt will play the field.

The skipper said he doesn't want to use Olt as a designated hitter at this point.

"He's too young to DH," Washington said.