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Slumping Toronto wants more out of offense

Updated: April 25, 2005, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The slumping Toronto Blue Jays fired hitting coach Mike Barnett on Monday and replaced him with first base coach Mickey Brantley.

The Blue Jays are 9-11 after losing seven of eight. They were swept last weekend in Baltimore and outscored 24-7.

Toronto is batting .270, seventh in the AL. The Blue Jays' 95 runs ranked sixth in the league.

The Blue Jays scored only 719 runs last year, next to last in the AL. They hit .260, which ranked 12th.

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