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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2008 file photo shows Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons leaning on the batting cage during a spring training workout in Dunedin, Fla. The Blue Jays have hired John Gibbons as manager. The 50-year-old Gibbons returns to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)
Photo by: Ryan Remiorz
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2008 file photo shows Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons leaning on the batting cage during a spring training workout in Dunedin, Fla. The Blue Jays have hired John Gibbons as manager. The 50-year-old Gibbons returns to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz, File)

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