Blue Jays hire Brook Jacoby as hitting coach

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Brook Jacoby is the Blue Jays’ new hitting coach.

Toronto hired him away from Texas, where he was the Rangers’ assistant hitting coach. Jacoby previously was the Reds’ hitting coach for seven years and before that played 11 years in the majors as a third baseman.

Jacoby replaces Kevin Seitzer, who left the Blue Jays to become the Braves’ hitting coach last month.