The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to name Charlie Montoyo as the 13th manager in franchise history replacing John Gibbons.
A couple of days after he reportedly met with Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins, the team announced that the 53-year-old was replacing John Gibbons after he and the team mutually decided to part ways at the end of the season.
Montoyo had some strong competition for the job with Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada, and Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde also finalists according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi. He has spent the past 18 years with the Tampa Bay Rays organization in various roles before coming to Toronto.
As Marly Rivera or ESPN reported, Montoyo joins Alex Cora, and Dave Martinez as the only natives of Puerto Rico to be hired as managers in the MLB.
Here is what you need to know about the Blue Jays new manager.