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Blue Jays: More details on Charlie Montoyo hiring

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ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 02: Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his two run homerun with Charlie Montoyo #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 2, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 02: Logan Forsythe #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays celebrates his two run homerun with Charlie Montoyo #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 2, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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Updated numbers, figures, and quotes regarding the Blue Jays’ hiring of Charlie Montoyo, the 13th manager in club history.

The Blue Jays hired former Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo as manager Thursday, leading many to speculate on the exact terms of his contract. Shortly after the announcement, several details surfaced regarding the nature of his contact.

According to Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star, Montoyo’s deal is three years, which extends until the 2021 season, and also includes a team option for the 2022 season. No contract amounts have become available.

Montoyo himself spoke about the hiring shortly after it was announced, saying:

"“I am extremely honoured and humbled to join the Toronto Blue Jays organization and I would like to thank Mark [Shapiro] and Ross [Atkins] for this amazing opportunity. Managing a team that represents an entire nation is incredibly special. My family and I look forward to working towards the ultimate goal of winning a championship for this city. I also want to recognize the entire Tampa Bay Rays organization for giving me the chance to start my coaching career.”Source: Shi Davidi, Sportsnet"

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins had the following to say about Montoyo:

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"“We are thrilled to announce Charlie as the new manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Charlie is a highly regarded leader by so many individuals in the game and we were thoroughly impressed by his experiences and approach as we learned more about him during the interview process. Charlie is passionate about the game, with a superior ability to connect and relate and we are confident he will have an overwhelmingly positive influence on Blue Jays players and staff.Source: Shi Davidi, Sportsnet"

It was well documented that the Blue Jays were heavily in pursuit of a new manager, with many other notable candidates like David Bell, Rocco Baldelli, Joe Espada, Brandon Hyde, and several others.

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While the fanbase will undoubtedly have a somewhat different reaction to Montoyo’s hiring, the front office seems pleased and excited with the hiring. More analysis to come.

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