Found February 06, 2013 on
Fox Sports Kansas City:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer holds no bitterness toward the organization that fired him last October after four years on the job.
But Seitzer does take issue with some of manager Ned Yosts comments regarding his overall hitting philosophy.
I thought I left on very good terms with Ned, Seitzer told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. But I will disagree with something he said when it was announced I would be let go. He said my philosophy was a middle-of-the-field philosophy trying to get guys to just hit it up the middle and to the opposite field.
Thats just not true. We went with the oppo-approach when we were down in the count, which is what all good hitters do. The key to being a good hitter is putting the ball in play you increase your odds dramatically by keeping the ball in play. And we did that. I saw a lot of these young guys really start to figure things out as the year went on.
Yost also suggested that new hitting coach Jack Maloof might be able ...
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— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 4, 2013
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LEFT HANDED PITCHER
Born: November 19, 1982
Drafted: 27th round, 820th overall, 2004 (Giants)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Ohio Dominican University
Agent: Tom O’Connell
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