Blue Jays rework Gibbons’ contract to remove rollover clause

Shi Davidi joined Prime Time Sports to explain the contract restructuring that happened with John Gibbons’ contract and how the Blue Jays are dealing with Edwin Encarnacion.

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have reworked the contract of manager John Gibbons, removing the rollover clause that previously existed on his deal in exchange for “a slight bump in pay.”

“It’s something I first spoke to Alex about before he left,” said Gibbons.

The change both rewards Gibbons for leading the team to an American League East title while also giving his contract a more defined term.

Former general manager Alex Anthopoulos set up a unique clause in Gibbons’ contract in which a rolling option became guaranteed on the first of January every year with another option year added annually.

Gibbons is under contract through 2017 and under the old structure would have had an option for 2018.

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