Adam Lind is hoping the voices in his head have disappeared. Well, not all the voices but at least the extraneous ones, the ones that make hitting a baseball flung at 95-m.p.h. even more difficult than it already is.

Ever since the early part of the 2011 season, Lind has been betwixt and between, confused and confounded in his hitting approach, torn as to whose voice he should be listening to. With the departure of manager John Farrell, who scurried on back to Boston after two years out in the hinterland, one very persistent voice has been eliminated.

“I felt really good at the beginning of 2011 and then I just ran out of gas,” said Lind on Saturday. “Then you start hearing all the voices from a bunch of different places, not that that’s an excuse or anything, but you hear them and you try to please people, especially a manager, because that’s who puts your name in the lineup cards, so you kind of want to do what he wants.”

In that 2011 season, Lind hit a high water mark in the middle of June. He was hitting .341 with an OPS of 1.014, despite having missed the better part of a month with his chronic lower back problems. But from June 16 until the end of the season, Lind hit just .204 with a .588 OPS and during that slump the mixed messages only made the solution more obscure.