Gibbons To Manage Blue Jays In 2014

It's been a rough season for the Blue Jays, but the powers that be in Toronto don't seem likely to pin the blame on manager John Gibbons. When asked by reporters –including Shi Davidi of Sportsnet — about Gibbons' future, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said definitively that Gibbons would return to manage the team in 2014 (Twitter link).

The Jays announced that Gibbons would return to the helm in November of last year. He spent parts of five seasons as the Jays' manager from 2004-08 and has a lifetime record of 364-378 as their manager. The Blue Jays are the only club he's managed at the Major League level, though he served as the Royals' bench coach from 2009-11 and the manager for the Padres' Double-A affiliate in San Antonio in between his stints with the Jays.

This year, the Blue Jays are in last place in the American League East with a 59-73 record, despite an offseason that saw blockbuster acquisitions of Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey.



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