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Oakland A's Q&A: Greg Sparks

What adjustments did Carter make this year?

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA - After eight seasons as the Oakland A's minor league hitting coordinator, Greg Sparks was named the hitting coach of the Sacramento River Cats for the 2012 season. Under his watch, the River Cats have scored the third-most runs in the Pacific Coast League. Chris Biderman caught-up with Sparks to discuss several River Cats, including Chris Carter, Grant Green & Daric Barton...

Chris Biderman: What have you seen from Chris Carter during his recent run at the plate before he got called up? Did you see any difference in his demeanor or approach? Greg Sparks: He just changed his approach a little bit. No big changes. Just mainly trying to stay over the baseball better, more. Thinking more left-center as opposed to right-center. It's gotten him over the baseball better...

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