Jays speaking to Jacoby about hitting coach opening

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, right, greets Cincinnati Reds hitting coach Brook Jacoby before the Phillies played the Reds in a spring training baseball game in Clearwater, Fla., Tuesday, March 27, 2007. (Kathy Willens/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays are in talks with Brook Jacoby about their open hitting coach position, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reported Wednesday.

Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun first reported the possibility that the Blue Jays could hire Jacoby, an 11-year MLB veteran who made two All-Star teams. The 54-year-old batted .270/.334/.405 with 120 home runs for the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves and Oakland Athletics from 1981-1992.

Jacoby was the Cincinnati Reds’ hitting coach for seven seasons before joining the Texas Rangers as their assistant hitting coordinator.

Shi Davidi on Twitter: “As @elliottbaseball mentioned late last night, #BlueJays in talks with Brook Jacoby to be next hitting coach.”

Shi Davidi on Twitter: “Brook Jacoby, described as a solid instructor, similar in approach to departed Kevin Seitzer. #BlueJays”

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