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Blue Jays sign Gaston to extension
09/25/2008 3:51 PM ET
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS are pleased to announce manager CITO GASTON has agreed to a contract extension through the 2010 season.

GASTON was named manager on June 20, 2008 and thus far has guided the club to a 48-36 (.571) record this season. He is the first two-time manager of the Blue Jays and only one of 10 men to manage the club since its inception in 1977.

Gaston, 64, managed the Blue Jays from 1989 to 1997 and led the team to four play-off appearances including back to back World Series Championships in 1992 & 1993. One of nine men inducted to the Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence, he owns a career 749-685 record as manager in a franchise high 1,434 regular season games. The former Major League outfielder was the clubs Hitting Coach from 1982 to 1989 and again in 2000 and 2001.

GASTON was named manager on June 20, 2008 and thus far has guided the club to a 48-36 (.571) record this season. He is the first two-time manager of the Blue Jays and only one of 10 men to manage the club since its inception in 1977.

Gaston, 64, managed the Blue Jays from 1989 to 1997 and led the team to four play-off appearances including back to back World Series Championships in 1992 & 1993. One of nine men inducted to the Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence, he owns a career 749-685 record as manager in a franchise high 1,434 regular season games. The former Major League outfielder was the clubs Hitting Coach from 1982 to 1989 and again in 2000 and 2001.

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