Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:53:38 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman got praise from manager John Gibbons, who said he could win the last spot in the pitching rotation this spring. "We like him as an organization. He's coming off a big year at Double-A. Everybody likes him," Gibbons said. "If he comes out of it in Spring Training and he's that guy, then we'll go with him. He could very well."
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 21:58:53 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are on the verge of naming Kevin Seitzer as the team's near hitting coach. Seitzer worked with manager John Gibbons with the Kansas City Royals.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:30:13 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion's (hamstring) hamstring issue is not expected to be a major issue, according to manager John Gibbons. "[Sunday] his hamstring tightened up on him and today when he was down in the cage getting ready for the game it was grabbing him, something there that wasn't normal," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said after his club's 8-3 victory over the Tigers on Monday afternoon. "It made sense to give him the day, we don't want that to turn into anything major. Hopefully it's not a long-term thing, we don't think it will be."
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:05:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee) is still "a ways away" from getting back into games, according to manager John Gibbons. Happ will have to make multiple rehab starts before he returns.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 19:04:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) is still a couple weeks away from a rehab assignment as he deals with an ankle issue, according to manager John Gibbons. Lawrie is still limited in his overall workload.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:51:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) could be activated from the disabled list before Thursday, June 27. Reyes was expected to play in a rehab game Monday, June 24 for the team's Triple-A team, and then play Tuesday, June 25, for the Double A team, but it is possible he could be activated instead of playing a rehab game Tuesday. "We're just kind of seeing how he does every day," manager John Gibbons said. "He's playing pretty good and he's feeling pretty good."
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 13:53:06 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons will be away from the team Monday, June 10, because of his son's high school graduation. Bench coach DeMarlo Hale will manage the club in his absence.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:38:10 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays believe that 3B Brett Lawrie could be an option at second base. Lawrie is expected to come off the disabled list this week, and is getting time at second base in a rehab start with the Class-A Dunedin Blue Jays. Manager John Gibbons has said that Lawrie will return to third base when he returns to the lineup, the team is not comfortable with multiple players playing out of position. "I'm not so sure that's smart," he said.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:42:15 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus ripped former manager John Farrell with recent comments about handling stressful situations. "I'm not trying to bash anybody by starting up crap, but I think John Gibbons has got a little bit of a better idea of how to handle it," Rasmus said, "just because I don't see him as a guy that's going to hit that panic button and get tight and into kind of freak-out mode."
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:07:02 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a contract with hitting coach Jim Presley, guaranteeing that five of Buck Showalter's six coaches from 2012 will return in 2013. The lone question now is third-base coach DeMarlo Hale, who has interviewed to be John Gibbons' bench coach in Toronto.