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Hitless Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty 'will be all right,' Presley says
Hitless Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty 'will be all right,' Presley says

DETROIT — Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley made a point to talk to infielder Ryan Flaherty on Friday afternoon after watching Flaherty strike out three times against the Detroit Tigers. Flaherty so badly was trying to get a single, to get his first hit of the season, that he had lost focus on just hitting the ball hard somewhere, Presley said. He wanted to remind one of his hardest-working pupils to relax and not get too discouraged. "When you start thinking about base hits, you kind of get yourself in trouble," Presley said. "If you go up there and just try to barrel up every at-bat and every swing that you take, it puts you in a better frame of mind. … He...

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