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Kevin Long Appreciation: The Lance Berkman Edition

age 34, Lance Berkman has started to feel his age this season as he has dealt with a few nagging injuries that have dragged his numbers down. His season in Houston was up and down and the first two weeks in the Bronx were just ugly.

Berkman went on the DL in the middle of August, and before he came off the DL he started working with Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long in order to hit the ground running as soon as he was activated.

That work has paid off. Since returning from the DL on September 1st, Berkman has hit .370 with a .460 OBP, and a .942 OPS. His power hasn’t been overwhelming, but he does have three doubles in that stretch and finally hit his first homer as a Yankee last night, so even that looks like it’s coming around.

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