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Despite .145 start, Dunn 'all-in' as Sox DH

Posted on: April 25, 2011 7:16 pm
 
NEW YORK -- In his first year as a full-time designated hitter, Adam Dunn is hitting .145. He has two hits, and 15 strikeouts, in his last 30 at-bats.

Maybe there's a connection there, especially for a guy who for a long time said he didn't want to be a DH.

Dunn doesn't accept that.

"It's a learning experience, but it's something I want to be good at," he said Monday. "It's a learning process, and I'm committed. I'm going to be good at it."

It may be that Dunn's slump is more related to the appendectomy that cost him seven days in early April than it is to his new role. In the four games he played before the appendectomy, Dunn was 4-for-14 with a home run and five RBI.

But Dunn admitted that the transition to DH isn't easy, and said he's still trying to develop a routine that works for him.

He's not alone. Dunn is one of four AL players adjusting to a DH role for a first time, and perhaps it's no coincidence that he and the Yankees' Jorge Posada (.153) entered play Monday with the fourth- and fifth-worst batting averages for players with 60 or more plate appearances.

Meanwhile, Victor Martinez was hitting .250 when he went on the disabled list with the Tigers, while Michael Young is off to a fast start (.356, 12 RBI) with the Rangers.

In any case, Dunn said, he has no regrets about signing as a DH.

"I'm committed," he said. "I'm all-in."


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Despite .145 start, Dunn 'all-in' as Sox DH




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Posted on: April 26, 2011 10:43 am
 

Despite .145 start, Dunn 'all-in' as Sox DH

"I'm committed," he said. "I'm all-in. "

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Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 9:19 pm
 

Despite .145 start, Dunn 'all-in' as Sox DH

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Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Despite .145 start, Dunn 'all-in' as Sox DH

These guys get their adrenaline going by being on the field, by not putting them on the field they cannot get into it psychologically at their ages.  Michael Young on the Rangers at least has the spite excuse going for him against Jeff Daniels's constantly screwing him over, he just wants to get out of these as soon as possible by playinbg his best nowadays.


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