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Blue Jays Hire Charlie Montoyo as Manager

The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Charlie Montoyo as their next manager according to multiple reports.

Montoyo, 53, served as the manager of the Triple-A Durham Bulls, the affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, from 2007 to 2014. He is the all-time winningest manager in Bulls’ history. For 2016 and 2017, Montoyo was the Rays’ third base coach. This season he served as the bench coach for the Rays.

He previously was a candidate for the Rays’ manager position, which was open vacant in 2015.

The Blue Jays fired John Gibbons after six seasons in Toronto. Gibbons went 488-484, won the AL East in 2015 and were a Wild Card in 2016. The team went 73-89 this season under Gibbons’ leadership.

Montoyo had a short stint in the big leagues with the Montreal Expos with two hits in five at-bats. He played in over 1,000 minor league games.

 

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