Teixeira again looks human in April

Struggling slugger meeting with hitting coach Kevin Long in Tampa to work on his swing

Updated: April 8, 2010, 12:58 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

Mark Teixeira is often compared to a robot, as if he were a baseball-playing machine. He does everything the right way. He is a switch-hitter. He is an excellent baserunner. He is a Gold Glove first baseman. He says the right things. He almost doesn't seem real.

Except that his wires seemingly get crossed every April.

After three hitless games in Boston, Teixeira is going back to the shop to reboot his system. He and hitting coach Kevin Long planned to meet at the Yankees' ...

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