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New Detroit Tigers hitting coach has plan to fix bad offense. Players better have one, too

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Tigers 1st-round pick Riley Greene HRs twice in first game for GCL Tigers West, June 24, 2019, in Lakeland, Fla. Video provided by a spectator. Wochit

Joe Vavra’s job has already begun.

Earlier this month, Vavra — the Detroit Tigers’ new hitting coach — traveled to the Dominican Republic to meet with a few of the team’s young hitters near the organization's academy in the country: infielder Jeimer Candelario, shortstop Willi Castro and third baseman Dawel Lugo.

“We spent a lot of time,” Vavra said.