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Kevin Long: Great Hitting Coach, or a Product of Great Hitters?

before the Yankees home opener, Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long is faced with the challenge of duplicating his offense's 2009 season. Key hitters Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui have both departed via free agency for new teams, and Melky Cabrera was traded to the Atlanta Braves.

Who will make up for that lost production?

The Yankees are hoping that former Yankee Nick Johnson, former Tiger Curtis Granderson, and Brett Gardner will be able fill those roles.

Johnson will start the year hitting number two between Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira. Granderson will start in centerfield and figures to hit either sixth or seventh. Gardner will most likely hit last and start in left field.

Granderson and Garnder will be the two biggest ...

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