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Kevin Seitzer fired as Royals hitting coach

The Kansas City Royals have removed Kevin Seitzer as their hitting coach.

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The Kansas City Royals put up a lot of hits in 2012, but were among the worst teams in the league at getting runs and hitting for power. Manager Ned Yost has said that he wants to make the team's offense more like the Texas Rangers' offense, which not only hits for average, but hits for power with guys like Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre leading the way.

On Thursday, the Royals went to the source when they removed Kevin Seitzer as their hitting coach. The former Royals third baseman just finished his fourth season as hitting coach for the team.

Yost has not named a successor for the position, but has said that he wants to stay within the organization to find their new hitting coach. Some of the lower league hitting coaches within the Royals' system are the most likely to get the job. The rest of the coaching staff is expected to remain unchanged heading into 2013.