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Thu, 30 Sep 2010 19:13:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston supports the idea of the team hiring Colorado Rockies hitting coach Don Baylor as his successor next season, according to The Associated Press. "He does bring a present when he walks in a room. Not a birthday present, but a presence," Gaston quipped before the Blue Jays began the final series of the season against the Twins. "I think it'd be good for him. Whether he gets it or not, I'm happy to hear they're going to consider him and take a look at him." Gaston also recommended Juan Samuel for an interview. Samuel served as the Baltimore Orioles' interim manager earlier this year.
Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:54:40 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays third base coach Brian Butterfield and bench coach Nick Leyva are both interested in becoming the team's next manager when manager Cito Gaston retires after this year, according to The Associated Press. Hitting coach Dwayne Murphy said he is not interested in the job.
Sat, 10 Jul 2010 07:22:09 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston will announce the team's second-half starting rotation Sunday, July 11, according to Shi Davidi of The Canadian Press.
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 14:29:17 -0700
MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston has named RP Kevin Gregg the primary closer. RP Jason Frasor will move back to a setup role.
Fantasy Tip: Grab Gregg on the wire immediately if he is available. Gregg has looked impressive in the early going and figures to hang on to the job as long as he is effective. Frasor owners should be concerned, especially with his drop in velocity, but should still hang onto him on their bench if possible. He could return to the closer's role if Gregg struggles, but don't bank on it. Scott Downs could also serve as the setup man if Frasor continues to struggle.
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 13:38:04 -0700
MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston wants to have his 25-man roster finalized by Friday, April 2, when the club concludes their exhibition schedule with a pair of games in Houston against the Astros.
Thu, 25 Feb 2010 08:20:37 -0800
BlueJays.MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston was absent from camp Thursday, Feb. 25, to be with his wife, who was being checked out at the hospital.
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 10:03:25 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Cito Gaston to a four-year consulting agreement, following his retirement as manager after the 2010 season, according to USAToday.com.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 06:13:07 -0700
SI.com's Jon Heyman reports Toronto Blue Jays sources say the team has talked out the clubhouse issues regarding manager Cito Gaston, and he's likely to return.
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 19:39:39 -0700
The Associated Press reports Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston said he was surprised to hear criticism from his own team. "If you've got two or three or four guys in there that have a problem, then you don't have to win anything, do you?" Gaston said. "You might have to certainly deal with those guys, but you don't have to win the clubhouse back."
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 05:47:38 -0700
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports Toronto Blue Jays players don't want manager Cito Gaston back in 2010, according to multiple major league sources. "It's nearly a mutiny right now," one source says. "He has lost the entire team."