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John Gibbons | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (54) / 6/8/1962
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 187
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca 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. Sep 14 - 3:03 PM
Source: Sportsnet.ca

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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.
May 17 - 3:28 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.
Mar 21 - 5:28 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.
Mar 19 - 1:46 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.
Source: sportsnet.ca
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.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
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

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

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.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 10:20:00 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
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:47:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
3Andy Burns
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Dan Barnes
10Ryan Tepera
11Chris Smith