Then-Toronto manager Cito Gaston told Lind following his monster 2009 season that pitchers and defenses would adjust, and he needed to do the same.
After a few years of battling himself, Lind found a groove with former teammate and current hitting coach Chad Mottola during a brief demotion last season to Triple-A.
He's reinvented himself this season by doing less. He's hitting the ball where it's pitched, instead of trying to pull it in search of home runs.
"He had to go through his trials and tribulations after he won the Silver Slugger, trying to be a home run hitter," Al Lind said. "But he's calm now. He's poised and settled in the batter's box."
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