Braves hire former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons as scout

dfw1809260060 astros at bluejays

A few weeks ago, John Gibbons was thought to be a veteran option that could fix the Astros’ or Red Sox’s sticky situation. He even interviewed with Houston. Now, he will be taking a more passive role instead, joining the Braves as a scout.

The connection between Gibbons and the Braves is quite obvious. He was the Blue Jays’ manager during his second stint with the team, while Alex Anthopoulos was the general manager. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Kansas City Royals. Overall, he has a hair over a .500 career record as a manager.

Anthopoulos has been slowly but surely retooling the scouting department ever since his arrival in Atlanta and likes Gibbons’ eye for talent. It appears he and Dana Brown will have him scouting MLB Draft prospects:

It doesn’t look like this will not be a full-time gig for Gibbons, but he will serve as an extra pair of eyes for Atlanta, which can never hurt.

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: