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Higashioka Could Be More Aggressive

CHARLESTON, SC - Despite being a steady and consistent presence behind the plate, Kyle Higashioka has been struggling lately at the plate. Currently batting, .200, the 20 year old has had only seven hits in his last 36 at-bats. His coach, however, is confident that this is merely a minor bump in the road and is expecting good things from the young catcher.

Hitting coach Justin Turner does not believe that Higashioka's low batting average is due to mechanical problems or swinging at bad pitches. In fact, he believes that the right-hander does not swing at enough pitches. "I think he is putting himself in a hole by taking pitches," Turner said. "He is still working hard and doing some right things in the cage. It's just a matter of transferring...

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