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John Gibbons | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (53) / 6/8/1962
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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The Blue Jays will be bringing back their entire coaching staff for the 2016 season.
Among the names expected to return, pitching coach Pete Walker, hitting coach Brook Jacoby and bench coach DeMarlo Hale. The Blue Jays won the AL East in 2015, finishing with a regular season record of 93-69. They subsequently beat the Rangers in Game 5 of the ALDS to advance to the ALCS, where they fell to the eventual World Series champ Royals in six games. The team is in something of a state of flux, with GM Alex Anthopoulos having resigned from his post in late October. It appears they'll at least have stability with their coaching staff, though. Manager John Gibbons has one year left on his contract. Nov 15 - 9:23 AM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays have signed interim general manager Tony LaCava to a long-term extension.

LaCava isn't a given to be named permanent GM, but he's going to remain in Toronto for a while whether he gets the gig or not. He was a longtime assistant under former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos before being given the interim tag earlier this month.
Nov 10 - 7:20 PM

Tony LaCava has been named the Blue Jays' interim general manager, per Jamie Campbell of Toronto's Sportsnet.

LaCava was a longtime assistant under former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, who resigned last month after reportedly butting heads with new club president Mark Shapiro. There could be more shuffling ahead in the Toronto front office, but LaCava and Shapiro will be the primary decision-makers as several important early-offseason dates approach. Option decisions are due Wednesday and free agency begins on Friday.
Nov 2 - 1:25 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports John Gibbons is expected to return as Blue Jays' manager in 2016.

Gibbons has a year left on his original Jays contract, but the abrupt departure of general manager Alex Anthopoulos created some question as to whether a change at manager would be made. Gibbons certainly deserves to stay after piloting the Jays to their first postseason appearance since 1993.
Oct 29 - 6:45 PM

Alex Anthopoulos rejected a contract extension from the Blue Jays and has resigned from his post as general manager, per Shi Davidi of

It's truly shocking news after the Jays' highly successful 2015 season. Though perhaps we should have seen this coming when the club named former Indians executive Mark Shapiro as president back in late August. "All I can say is I love being here, I love Toronto," Anthopoulos told reporters at his year-ending press conference last week at Rogers Centre. He won't be out of work long.
Oct 29 - 10:20 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays will name Mark Shapiro as their team president.

The official announcement could come as early as Monday. He'll replace long-time team president Paul Beeston who is retiring at the end of the season. Shapiro, who is currently functioning in the same role for the Indians, plans to keep Alex Anthopoulos as the team's general manager according to sources.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 30 - 8:47 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will be brought back in 2015, reports CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

The Jays have stumbled down the stretch in 2014, but Heyman hears that the club's higher-ups "are especially pleased with [Gibbons'] in-game managing, which they view as excellent." Gibbons is 153-165 in his two years as the skipper in Toronto. It's his second stint with the team.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:34:00 PM

The Blue Jays named Bob Stanley as their new bullpen coach, per John Lott of the National Post.

Stanley was promoted after serving as the pitching coach for the Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate for the past two seasons. Stanley replaces Pat Hentgen, who was given a leave for family purposes, according to Lott.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014 04:36:00 PM

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons’ option for 2015 became guaranteed Wednesday and an option for 2016 was added.

There is a clause in Gibbons' contract with the Jays that ensures he will never become a lame duck manager. As long as he's employed as of January 1 in a given year, his option for the following year becomes guaranteed. Gibbons had a 74-88 managerial record in 2013.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Former Royals hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will be named the Blue Jays' new hitting coach, according to Bob Dutton of the KC Star.

It's a move that's been in the works for a few weeks, but Dutton says it will now be official. Seitzer and Jays manager John Gibbons are familiar with each other from their time on the Royals staff from 2009 to 2011. The Jays have been looking for a new hitting coach since firing Chad Mottola earlier this offseason.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:51:00 PM

The Blue Jays are on the verge of hiring Kevin Seitzer as their hitting coach, according to Gregor Chisholm of

No deal is finalized, but the two sides seem to be nearing an agreement, Chisholm writes. Seitzer worked with Jays manager John Gibbons from 2009 to 2011 as part of the Royals' staff. The Jays fired their previous hitting coach, Chad Mottola, on October 7.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 07:16:00 PM

The Blue Jays have fired hitting coach Chad Mottola.

The Jays finished ninth in baseball in Mottola's lone season as the hitting coach, but evidently that wasn't good enough for him to keep his job. Toronto also announced that first base coach Dwayne Murphy has retired.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 07:48:00 PM

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3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
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DH1Justin Smoak
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