jun 18

John Gibbons won’t return as Blue Jays manager, report says

John Gibbons’ second stint as manager of the Blue Jays will end at the conclusion of the 2018 season, Fancred Sports reported Thursday.The report said Gibbons https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/sandy-koufax-jersey and Toronto general manager Ro s Atkins have spoken multiple times about plans for the future, and Gibbons’ departure is “99.9 percent done.”We’ll sit down after the year and see what direction we’re going to go, myself included, Gibbons told Fancred.The 56-year-old has managed the Blue Jays since 2013, leading the team to the American League Championship Series in 2015 and 2016. But Toronto (63-76 entering Thursday) is on its way to a second consecutive losing season and the front office apparently is ready for a change Andre Ethier Jersey .Gibbons previously managed the Blue Jays from 2004-08, beginning as interim manager after Carlos Tosca was fired. He has an overall record of 783-776 (.502).The report said the front office is interested in following the MLB trend toward younger managers. Relatively recent former players like Alex Cora (Red Sox), Aaron Boone (Yankees) and Gabe Kapler (Phillies) have had succe s early on https://www.dodgersedge.com/los-angeles-dodgers/hyun-jin-ryu-jersey since making the jump.

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