Charlie Montoyo

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Charlie Montoyo was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 1987 amateur draft. In 1993, he was traded to the Montreal Expos, and later that year hit a game-winning double in his first big league at-bat on September 7th.

Since his playing career ended, he was a minor league manager for nearly two decades. His managerial stops included the Princeton Devil Rays, Hudson Valley Renegades, Charleston RiverDogs, Bakersfield Blaze and Orlando Rays. Beginning in 2004, he led the Montgomery Biscuits for three years. After the leading the Biscuits to a Southern League championship during the 2006 season, Montoyo was promoted and named manager of the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Montoyo's 2007 Bulls team reached the championship finals of the International League, falling to the Richmond Braves 3 games to 2. With six playoff trips and two titles in eight years at Durham, he was named to the International League Hall of Fame in 2016.

In 2015, he was named third base coach of the major league Tampa Bay Rays under new manager Kevin Cash and in 2018 became the team's bench coach. Following the season, on October 25th, he was named manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2019 season, replacing John Gibbons. Ironically, one of his first stops with his new team was back to Stade Olympique, the site of his major league debut, where the Blue Jays concluded their preseason schedule with a two-game series against the Brewers. On April 9th, when the Jays traveled to Fenway Park for the first time, Montoyo was part of the first major league game to feature two Puerto Rican managers, as the Jays' opponents that day, the Boston Red Sox, were skippered by Alex Cora.


Preceded by
John Gibbons
Toronto Blue Jays Manager
2019-
Succeeded by
current

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1997 Princeton Devil Rays Appalachian League 39-30 3rd Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1998 Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Penn League 50-26 1st Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost in 1st round
1999 Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League 65-77 10th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2000 Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League 73-66 6th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2001 Bakersfield Blaze California League 71-69 5th (t) Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost in 2nd round
2002 Bakersfield Blaze California League 69-72 6th (t) Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2003 Orlando Rays Southern League 65-72 7th Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost in 1st round
2004 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 57-83 10th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2005 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 67-70 5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays
2006 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League 77-62 3rd Tampa Bay Devil Rays League Champs
2007 Durham Bulls International League 80-63 3rd Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lost League Finals
2008 Durham Bulls International League 74-70 5th (t) Tampa Bay Rays Lost League Finals
2009 Durham Bulls International League 83-61 2nd Tampa Bay Rays League Champs
2010 Durham Bulls International League 88-55 1st Tampa Bay Rays Lost League Finals
2011 Durham Bulls International League 80-62 3rd Tampa Bay Rays Lost in 1st round
2012 Durham Bulls International League 66-78 11th Tampa Bay Rays
2013 Durham Bulls International League 87-57 1st Tampa Bay Rays League Champs
2014 Durham Bulls International League 75-69 6th Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Toronto Blue Jays American League 67-95 4th Toronto Blue Jays

Further Reading[edit]

  • Gregor Chisholm: "Blue Jays hire Rays coach Montoyo as skipper", mlb.com, October 25, 2018. [1]
  • Pascal Milano: "Charlie Montoyo: aux bons souvenirs de Montréal", La Presse, March 27, 2019. [2]

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