November 17, 2014

TORONTO (AP) Former All-Star Brook Jacoby has been hired as hitting coach of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The 54-year-old was Cincinnati's hitting coach from 2007-13 and Texas' minor league hitting coordinator last season.

Jacoby played 11 seasons in the major leagues with Atlanta, Cleveland and Oakland. He was an AL All-Star with the Indians in 1986 and `90.

He replaces Kevin Seitzer, who left Toronto last month to become Atlanta's hitting coach.

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