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Blue Jays hire ex-Royals batting coach Seitzer

TORONTO (AP) Former All-Star third baseman Kevin Seitzer has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. 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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Seitzer hired as hitting coach of Blue Jays

Former All-Star third baseman Kevin Seitzer has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays. 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...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays to hire Seitzer as hitting coach

Kevin Seitzer will be the next Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach, and his hiring could be announced in the next few days. The move was confirmed to sportsnet.ca after it was first reported by Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. Seitzer had been the hitting coach for the Royals from 2009-12, where he worked with John Gibbons on the staff of manager Ned Yost. The Blue Jays have yet...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays coaches Murphy, Mottola won't return

The Toronto Blue Jays say hitting coach Chad Mottola and first base coach Dwayne Murphy won't return next season. The team said Monday that Murphy was retiring as a major league coach. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, third base coach Luis Rivera and bullpen coach Pat Hentgen will be back in their current roles. Mottola began his coaching career in the...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fire hitting coach Chad Mottola

  The Toronto Blue Jays have fired hitting coach Chad Mottola. Mottola was the Blue Jays hitting coach for just one season. First base coach Dwayne Murphy will also not be back with the Blue Jays after choosing to retire.
Via Tireball.com
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Chad Mottola, Blue Jays Hitting Coach

In 1992, the Reds took Chad Mottola with the fifth-overall pick of the draft. To put it bluntly, he was a bust. The erstwhile outfielder went on to play 16 professional seasons, but nearly all of them were in the minor leagues. He appeared in just 59 games at the big-league level, the last 10 of which came in 2006 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Mottola is now in the second phase of...
Via Fangraphs
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays add to coaching staff

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday the hiring of bench coach DeMarlo Hale and Chad Mottola as their new hitting coach. Hale left his job as the Baltimore Orioles third base coach to join Toronto. Mottola, the fifth pick in the 1992 draft, played 16 seasons in the minors before working his way up the Blue Jays' minor league coaching chain. He was the hitting coach for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hale leaves Os to become Blue Jays' bench coach

DeMarlo Hale is leaving the Baltimore Orioles to become bench coach for new Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Hale spent one year with Baltimore after six seasons with the Boston Red Sox, where he served as third base coach from 2006-09 followed by two years as bench coach. He was Texas' first base and outfielder coach from 2002-05. Toronto also said Monday that Pete...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jays might add a second hitting coach in 2013

Manager John Farrell has suggested that the Toronto Blue Jays could have two hitting coaches next season. Chad Mottola, who has been the hitting coach at Class AAA Las Vegas for the past three seasons and works with the major league hitters in spring training, was called up to Toronto for September as an added coach. If Mottola did join the major league team next year, he would...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Regression to the frakin' mean

Oy! Let's get back to some sanity please.first, let me just note in passing the recent unfortunate money-driven content. I thought the views expressed were, regrettable, but the finances which made it necessary are much more regrettable. So we shall hopefully let the unpleasant memory fade from our attention, no?Speaking of unpleasantness, the last ten Blue Jays games...
Via The Southpaw
May 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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