Batting coach Alan Cockrell is running a drill on hitting to the opposite field, fand Wladimir Balentien, Endy Chavez, Franklin Gutierrez, Ronny Cedeno, Yuniesky Betancourt and Rob Johnson are taking part in it.
The drill is simple. Cockrell stands to the side of the batting cage and flips a ball toward the hitter, who is facing his opposite field. His job? Line it to that field.
They've been going for 20 minutes and show no sign of stopping.
Meanwhile, here's the lineup vs. RHP Josh Beckett:
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Jose Lopez 2B
Ken Griffey Jr. DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Russell Branyan 1B
Kenji Johjima C
Garrett Olson LHP