Former All-Star Brook Jacoby becomes Blue Jays’ hitting coach


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 American League All-Star with the Indians in 1986 and `90.

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