Third Manager Fired This Week

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday June 20, 2008
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays have fired manager John
Gibbons and replaced him with former manager Cito Gaston. The Blue Jays are 35-39 and in last place in the AL East. Toronto has lost 12 of its last 16 games to fall 10 1/2 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox. Gibbons had been manager since 2004.

The Jays also fired three of Gibbons' coaches -- Marty Pevey,
Ernie Whitt and Gary Denbo. The 64-year-old Gaston becomes the Blue Jays' first two-time manager. He previously managed the team from 1989 to 1997, leading the team to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993.

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