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Report: Blue Jays hire Charlie Montoyo as manager

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly found their replacement for John Gibbons. It was reported on Thursday that Charlie Montoyo has been hired as the new manager.

Montoyo had a brief playing career, playing for the Montreal Expos in 1993. He’s worked in the Tampa Bay Rays’ organization since 1997, working in the Minor League system a year before the Major League team had even debuted.

Following the 2015 season, he became Tampa’s third base coach, a position he held until being hired by Toronto.

Montoyo is inheriting a struggling club. The Blue Jays reached the ALCS in 2015 and 2016, but have struggled since. They went 76-86 in 2017 and 73-89 in 2019.

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