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1,000 -- Career games reached by Barmes with his Monday start at shortstop; teammate Russell Martin reached the same milestone on July 14.

"The hitting coach position is the most volatile position now in Major League Baseball. I know it's a very challenging job, and it takes time to develop trust, to get players to buy in." -- Hurdle, a former hitting coach himself, on the revolving door through which the Nationals' Rick Eckstein spun out and Rick Schu spun in on Monday.

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1,000 -- Career games reached by Barmes with his Monday start at shortstop; teammate Russell Martin reached the same milestone on July 14.

"The hitting coach position is the most volatile position now in Major League Baseball. I know it's a very challenging job, and it takes time to develop trust, to get players to buy in." -- Hurdle, a former hitting coach himself, on the revolving door through which the Nationals' Rick Eckstein spun out and Rick Schu spun in on Monday.

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