Report: Gibbons will return as Blue Jays manager

Report: Gibbons will return as Blue Jays manager

TORONTO -- John Gibbons will return as manager of the Blue Jays in 2015, according to a report from CBS Sports.

The news would seem to line up with recent rumblings from the club and other reports that suggested Toronto is not considering making a change in the dugout.

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos likely won't officially address the situation until his news conference at the end of the regular season, but there hasn't been any indication that a move is imminent.

"He's under contract," Anthopoulos said last week. "He's always under contract, pretty much. I don't think there's anything to take care of, and I think he has done a good job."

Gibbons has a rather unique contract. He's already signed through the 2015 season, and if he is still employed on Jan. 1, then another year gets tacked onto his deal. That type of rollover agreement applies every year he is with the club, and it's an attempt for the Blue Jays to allow Gibbons to avoid entering a season with "lame-duck status."

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.