OAKLAND -- Alex Rios has slightly tweaked his batting stance since Spring Training, but it's still a simple stance that the right fielder hopes to stay with throughout the 2012 season.
The veteran also plans to embrace approach over mechanics, in regard to finding continued success at the plate.
"That's what I'm going to try to stick with: basically just trying to have a good approach at the plate," Rios said. "I'm just going to focus on that. I'm not going to do the same thing as last year, focusing on mechanics. Just focus on my approach.
"I don't want to mess up my head with mechanics and stuff like that."
An 11-game hitting streak came to an end for Rios during Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the A's. He's still batting .386 with six RBIs over his last 12 games and batting .444 with four RBIs over Chicago's six-game road trip.
"Some days you feel good and some days you feel all right," said Rios of his recent hot stretch. "Those are the days where you get those little bloopers and stuff like that. But I'm just overall feeling pretty good."