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Jays rehire Gibbons

Wed., Nov. 21, 2012, midnight

John Gibbons was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the second time Tuesday, returning to a team that just invigorated its roster after a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins. “I never would have guessed this could happen,” he said at a news conference. Gibbons managed Toronto from 2004-2008 and had a 305-305 record, making him the third winningest manager in franchise history. The surprise announcement came a day after the Blue Jays completed a mega deal in which they acquired All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle from Miami. “Who wouldn’t want to be here?” Gibbons said. “The front office has put together a legitimate contending type team.” – AP


 

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