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Derek Jeter nixes new batting approach

Updated: April 11, 2011, 2:44 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Eight games into a new season, Derek Jeter's new batting approach was dead. Before the Yankees lost to the Red Sox 4-0 on Sunday night, hitting coach Kevin Long confirmed what your eyes have seen lately -- Jeter had abandoned his stride-less approach.

Jeter went back to the tapping of his front foot approach that he used to become the Yankees' hit leader.

"It is more of what Derek Jeter has done for his whole career, yeah," Long said. "Even from my standpoint, ...

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