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John Gibbons | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (56) / 6/8/1962
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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The Blue Jays announced Saturday that they have finalized a two-year contract extension with manager John Gibbons.
The deal was agreed to a week and a half ago, but is just now being made official. The pact also includes a club option for the 2020 season. The Blue Jays own a 339-309 (.523) record under Gibbons' watch and have advanced to the American League Championship Series each of the past two seasons. Sat, Apr 1, 2017 11:01:00 AM

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Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons have agreed to a contract extension through 2019.

The deal, which had been reported previously by multiple outlets as being close, also includes a club option for 2020. Gibbons' current contract was set to expire following the 2017 campaign. The Blue Jays are 339-309 (.523) during the regular season in Gibbons' second stint with Toronto and they've made it to the ALCS two years in a row.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 06:08:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons are in the process of finalizing a multi-year extension.

The expectation is that a deal will be in place by Opening Day. This comes after Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reported last week that the club was "extremely optimistic" about working out an extension. Gibbons is currently in the final guaranteed year of his contract, so the new deal would allow him to avoid lame-duck status. The Blue Jays have made it to the ALCS in each of the last two seasons. Gibbons owns a 339-309 (.523) record during his second stint with Toronto.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 01:13:00 PM

The Blue Jays will retain manager John Gibbons for 2017.

Both GM Ross Atkins and president Mark Shapiro were quick to back Gibbons for 2017 following Wednesday's 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Indians in Game 5 of the ALCS. That loss ended the Jays' season. Toronto finished the 2016 campaign with an 89-73 record, then proceeded to defeat the Orioles in the Wild Card Game before dispatching the Rangers in the ALDS. The Blue Jays may well look quite different when Gibbons next tries to steer them through the American League -- both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are free agents this winter.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 08:25:00 PM

Shi Davidi of reports the Blue Jays are on the verge of naming former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington as vice president of baseball operations.

Cherington was pushed out of Boston last year with the arrival of new president Dave Dombrowski, but he put together an extremely impressive core of young players during his time with the Red Sox and he looks like a savvy hire for the Jays, who have a ton of big decisions to make this offseason. Cherington will work under Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro, and alongside Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins. It's a big-name front office to people who pay close attention to the inner workings of the game.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 03:03:00 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has been suspended three games for his actions during Sunday's brawl with the Rangers.

A suspension was expected for Gibbons, returned to the field for the benches-clearing brawl after he was ejected earlier in the game. He can't appeal, so the suspension will begin immediately.
Tue, May 17, 2016 03:28:00 PM

According to MLB Network Radio’s Steve Phillips, the Blue Jays and manager John Gibbons have agreed to a restructured contract which runs through 2017.

The deal essentially eliminates the rollover clause in his contract, which kicked in every January 1 and included the following season. It was aimed at avoiding lame duck status. This new agreement gives Gibbons a bump in pay, but does not include a rollover clause for 2018. Gibbons owns a 250-236 record since returning as Toronto's manager and is coming off the franchise's first trip to the postseason since 1993.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Saturday's Grapefruit League game between the Phillies and Blue Jays was cancelled due to rain.

The game will not be made up. Marco Estrada will start on Sunday while J.A. Happ will now start in a minor league game and Gavin Floyd will work in relief.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Blue Jays named Ross Atkins executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager.

Atkins, 42, joins the Jays from the Indians organization. He and team president Mark Shapiro should work well together, having had a rapport from their time together with the Tribe.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Ross Atkins is expected to be named the Blue Jays' next general manager, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman had previously identified Atkins as one of two finalists for the gig. The 42-year-old worked with current Blue Jays team president Mark Shapiro in Cleveland, where Atkins spent nearly two decades. He was once a pitcher in the Indians' organization as well.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Blue Jays have narrowed their search for a general manager to two finalists, interim general manager Tony LaCava and Ross Atkins.

Atkins is an executive in the Indians organization and worked with new team president Mark Shapiro for 15 years together in Cleveland. Shapiro has stated that he would like to have his new general manager in place before the Winter Meetings begin on December 7, so expect a resolution to occur this week.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 06:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:23:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 07:20:00 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.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 01:25:00 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.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 06:45:00 PM

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