Gibbons Return as Blue Jays Manager
John Gibbons is returning to the Toronto Blue Jays dugout.
The Jays have named Gibbons the team's new manager, bringing him back to the club after firing him in 2008.
He succeeds John Farrell, who left Toronto to manage the Boston Red Sox.
Gibbons became manager of the Blue Jays in 2004 when then-general manager J.P. Ricciardi fired Carlos Tosca.
Gibbons went on to a 20-30 record that season.
Gibbons was fired as Toronto's manager on June 20, 2008.
He was replaced by former Jays manager Cito Gaston, who had led the team to World Series championships in 1992 and 1993.
Gibbons had a 305-305 record in his first stint with Toronto.
(The Canadian Press)