Loney racking up early steals

Loney racking up early steals

LOS ANGELES -- It's early in the season and James Loney is feeling frisky on the bases.

Loney, who has never stolen more than seven bases in a full season, already has three steals in 10 games. Loney didn't have three steals until May 25 last year. In 2008, he didn't get his third steal until July 29.

"It's not really anything I've planned, it's just what the situation dictates," said Loney. "It might depend on the pitcher, if he has a slide-step or a high leg kick, how they're holding you on."