Former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons joining Braves as scout


Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. (Frank Jansky/Getty)

Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is joining the Atlanta Braves as a special assignment scout.

Gibbons’s role with the Braves will begin with helping to evaluate draft prospects, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.

He joins former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who admired his evaluation abilities, and Dana Brown, who made the hire, on the Braves.

All 11 years of Gibbons’s managerial experience were with Toronto, and his career record is 793-789 (.501).

Under Gibbons, the Blue Jays had their most successful seasons since their back-to-back World Series wins in 1992 and 1993 — reaching the ALCS in 2015 and 2016.

In January, Gibbons reportedly interviewed for the then-vacant Houston Astros manager position, which ended up going to veteran manager Dusty Baker.

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