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Yankees | Mark Teixeira meets with hitting coach

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira met with hitting coach Kevin Long for 20 minutes following his five-strikeout performance against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, June 5, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand. Long wants Teixeira's approach at the plate to be geared towards hitting the ball toward the middle of the field as opposed to pulling the ball. He also wants Teixeira's contact swing to be shorter, especially against the changeup, which opposing pitchers are emphasizing against him. Long doesn't want Teixeira to guess when changeups will be thrown but just wants him to be more aware of how teams are pitching to him.

2010-06-06 09:05:01 | Source:

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