Asked if he had any idea when Johnson (2-8, 6.20 ERA) might return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation, Gibbons said: "It's going to be a while."
• Anthony Gose, who went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs in Friday night's 5-4 loss to the Rays, his first big league game since June 5 after a stint at Triple-A Buffalo, started in center field again Saturday night.
"Gose has that edge about him," Gibbons said. "He competes. That's all you want anybody to do: Go out there and compete. Have that good intensity. He's got that.
"He's a young kid. No telling how good he can become, because you're not going to find a better center fielder out there."
• Shortstop Munenori Kawasaki's wife gave birth to a baby boy on Friday. Kawasaki will rejoin the Jays in New York in time for Tuesday's doubleheader. "Let him enjoy that baby and take care of his wife," said Gibbons, who did not yet know that name of the newborn.
• Gibbons appeared surprised to learn that some reporters thought he was more upset than usual after Friday night's 5-4 walk-off loss to Tampa Bay.
"A loss is a loss," Gibbons said. "And we've had too many of 'em."
Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.