Blue Jays hire ex-all star Seitzer as hitting coach

Kevin Seitzer most recently worked in the majors with Kansas City in the 2012 season. (AFP)

Kevin Seitzer most recently worked in the majors with Kansas City in the 2012 season. (AFP)

MIKE KOREEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:34 PM ET

Kevin Seitzer may not have a future as a soothsayer, but he’s confident he can help the Blue Jays experience a better future.

The former big-league third baseman, introduced as the Jays’ new hitting coach Thursday, joined many others in jumping on the Toronto bandwagon after last year’s big off-season moves. Of course, we all know how that all turned out.

“I’ll be honest, I thought that team was going to pretty much walk away with it,” Seitzer said on a conference call after his appointment was made official. “But because of injuries and whatnot, it was a rough year. I think the potential is there to meet expectations of this season (in the) next year.

“There’s definitely an expectation to win the division and go to the post-season. If anybody is thinking short of that, they probably need to make an adjustment mentally — with all due respect.”

The Jays gig is Seitzer’s third shot as a major-league hitting coach after half a year with the Arizona Diamondbacks


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