The Rangers' new approach is to get all the defensive work done in a 15-minute window before batting practice begins. That's how they do it in Spring Training, but only a few teams do it this way during the regular season.
"You're not worried about balls being hit around," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "It helps sharpen the focus and you can concentrate on your defensive fundamentals."
The Rangers entered Friday night's game against the Athletics last in the American League in team defense, having committed 21 errors through 21 games.
"It's not a reaction, it's something we talked about in Spring Training, doing it throughout the year," Banister said. "It's 15 minutes of concentrated work."