Toby Harrah Joins Lloyd McClendon To Work With Detroit Tigers Hitters

The Detroit Tigers are making a small change to hopefully bolster their hitting, which has struggled of late. Detroit entered Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers - a loss - fifth in the American league in batitng average, sixth in runs scored and eighth in slugging percentage. Players are struggling to really get things going, and that has prompted the team to make a change to their coaching.

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Toby Harrah is working with the team's hitters, according to MLive.com, though he usually is the minor league hitting coordinator. He joined the Tigers during their series against the Rangers and now he will work with them throughout the rest of the season, working alongside hitting coach Lloyd McClendon.

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He's been with the team for nine years and has primarily worked within the minor league system. If the team is keeping him up, it's likely he had a positive impact, though that didn't translate into wins in this past series, as the Tigers lost the final two games to fall 2-1 in the set. Next, they'll be taking on the Tampa Bay Rays in a four-game set.

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