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Royals | Eric Hosmer makes adjustments
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:41:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals hitting coaches George Brett and Pedro Grifol made some changes to 1B Eric Hosmer's swing recently. "When we got here, his hands were in close (to his head)," Brett said. "We moved them back a little bit. So now, he doesn't have to move his hands back to hit. They're already back. Now, he just has to bring them forward." Since the change, Hosmer is batting .296 and has been able to pull the ball more often. Brett thinks Hosmer has less going on with his hands now since they're better positioned, which reduces the movement in his swing.

"His swing is shorter," manager Ned Yost said. "He's in a better position to pull the ball. His stride is shorter. He's backed up off the plate. He's getting more extension to his swing. He's getting the bat head out on pitches in." Hosmer has seven extra-base hits in 18 games heading into Tuesday, June 18, after having just eight in his previous 48 games.

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