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Hitting coach Seitzer ejected for arguing from dugout

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OAKLAND -- Blue Jays hitting coach Kevin Seitzer was ejected from Friday afternoon's game against the A's for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Vic Carapazza.

Seitzer appeared to be visibly upset at some of Carapazza's calls throughout the game and by the sixth inning he had seen enough. When Carapazza called a low strike on Edwin Encarnacion, Seitzer voiced his frustration.

Carapazza gave Seitzer an opportunity to remain in the game by issuing a stern warning to the Blue Jays dugout. That didn't seem to have an impact as Seitzer kept chirping and within a few seconds he was ejected.

It marked the first time this season that Seitzer has been ejected.

At least part of Seitzer's frustration likely stems from the fact his offense has been struggling of late. Toronto entered play on Friday hitting .235 vs. lefties, which was the worst mark in the American League.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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