Blue Jays hire ex-Royals batting coach Seitzer
OCT 31, 2013 4:39p ET
Seitzer replaces Chad Mottola, who got the job after the 2012 season when Dwayne Murphy moved from hitting coach to first-base coach.
The 51-year-old Seitzer was hitting coach for Arizona during the first half of the 2007 season and for Kansas City from 2009-12. He had a .295 average with 74 home runs and 613 RBIs for the Royals, Milwaukee, Oakland and Cleveland in 12 major league seasons.
Toronto, which announced the hiring Thursday, was 73-89 this season and was 15th in the major leagues with a a .252 batting average. The Blue Jays said Oct. 7 that Mottola and Murphy would not return for 2014.
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