Losing in the ALCS for a second consecutive season hasn’t cost John Gibbons his job. Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins and president Mark Shapiro both confirmed that the club will bring back the skipper in 2017, Scott Mitchell of The Toronto Sun and the National Post reports.
Gibbons, 54, will head into his fifth season in his second stint as manager of the Blue Jays. He managed the club from 2004-08 before returning in 2013. This recent stint has included leading the Jays to a 339-309 (.523) record with a first-place finish last season and defeating the Orioles in the AL Wild Card game this season. The Jays moved past the Rangers in the ALDS to face the Indians in the ALCS, but were eliminated in Game 5 on Wednesday.