Blue Jays fire Montoyo, promote Schneider for rest of season

by | Jul 13, 2022 | Sports

TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday and promoted bench coach John Schneider to interim manager for the remainder of the season.General manager Ross Atkins made the move even with the Blue Jays at 46-42 this season. They held the AL’s final wild-card slot when the day began but were in fourth place in the AL East.Triple-A manager Casey Candaele was named interim bench coach.“I truly wanted this to work with Charlie and wasn’t able to make that happen,” general manager Ross Atkins said before the Blue Jays hosted Philadelphia. “I’m extremely disappointed in where we are. I think we’re better than how we’ve played.”Toronto beat the Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday to snap a four-game losing streak.“Us as players know things could be better, things have to be better,” Blue Jays outfielder George Springer said. “We understand what we all can do. It hasn’t really shown yet. I think that’s the frustrating part.”Atkins said the decision to fire Montoyo was made in the past 24 hours.“It got to the point where it felt as though there were a lot of good individual things happening and we need to be playing better as a team,” Atkins saidThe Blue Jays are 3-9 in July. They went 1-6 on a road trip against Oakland, which has the worst record …

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