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“That’s always an eye-opener as a player,” Gardenhire said. “That tells you, you’ve got to do some work.”

Parmelee admitted that there were things he needed to iron out. At the plate, he believed he had become too passive and was taking pitches he should drive.

“One of the things I told myself down there is that it’s better to go down swinging than looking,” he said. “Even if it is a ball, there’s always a possibility of fouling it off or dump it in somewhere.”

Parmelee felt like a different hitter from the start of the Red Wings season and was batting .305 with seven homers and 23 RBI in 32 games there. And now ... “Here I am,” he said, “and I’m ready to make an impact and do everything I can to help this team.”

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