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Spring training is still months away, but Kevin Long already has begun work in his new job as the Yankees’ hitting coach. He has had lunch with Alex Rodriguez to plan an offseason routine and will visit A-Rod at his winter home in Miami to help prepare him for camp.
Long and A-Rod formed a bond during spring training, too, because one of Long’s former pupils in the Royals’ system, Raul Ibañez, raved about him. Like Rodriguez, Ibañez lives in Miami during the winter, and told A-Rod, “You’re going to love this guy.”
“I’m pretty technical, as far as breaking down a swing, and Alex understands how the swing works,” Long said. “He really enjoys the technical part of it.