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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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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. Aug 30 - 8:47 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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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 Sportsnet.ca, 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 MLB.com.

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
4Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Ben Revere
2Chris Colabello
3Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Marco Estrada
5Drew Hutchison
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Mark Lowe
5LaTroy Hawkins
6Liam Hendriks
7Bo Schultz
8Aaron Loup
9Jeff Francis
10Ryan Tepera