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Seitzer right at home as Blue Jays face KC

Seitzer right at home as Blue Jays face KC

KANSAS CITY -- Blue Jays hitting coach Kevin Seitzer has the luxury of enjoying a homecoming this week during a three-game series against the Royals.

Seitzer, a former Royals player and hitting coach from 2009-12, is a Kansas City resident who can sleep in his own bed before the Blue Jays fly on to Pittsburgh late Thursday night.

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Seitzer arrived home on Sunday night and was able to spend the off-day on Monday catching up with friends and family.

"I got to see the kids, the grandkids and other family," Seitzer said. "It was really good."

Seitzer owns and operates Mac-N-Seitz baseball and softball training facility in Kansas City along with ex-teammate Mike Macfarlane. Although his tenure as Royals hitting coach ended in 2012, Seitzer said he has no ill feelings toward the Kansas City organization.

"It's part of the game," Seitzer said. "Those guys in that [Kansas City] clubhouse were like my kids when I worked with them for four years. I went over, said hello and gave them a hug. No hard feelings. I've been in the game a long time. I got let go twice as a player and twice as a coach. It's part of the business. You try to learn from it, get better and move on."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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