Blue Jays hire Hale as associate manager

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Toronto – The Toronto Blue Jays on Monday announced the hiring of DeMarlo Hale as the club’s Associate Manager under Manager John Schneider. “DeMarlo brings passion, toughness, experience, and a history of winning to our coaching staff,” said Schneider. “Adding his voice and intensity to our environment is going to be beneficial for an already close-knit group of staff and players. We are looking forward to DeMarlo’s immediate impact on this team heading into the 2024 season.”

Hale, 62, rejoins the Blue Jays for his 22nd season on a Major League coaching staff. The Chicago, IL, native spent the last three seasons as the Bench Coach for the Cleveland Guardians. He served as the Blue Jays’ Bench Coach from 2013 to 2018, helping lead the team to ALCS appearances in 2015 and 2016. Hale also comes with nine years of managerial experience and five years of playing experience in the Minor Leagues. “When the opportunity came up to return to Toronto in this role, it felt like a good fit. I’m excited to come back to this team and fanbase,” said Hale. “My familiarity with the field staff and other departments will help make a smooth transition and continue to help impact this organization’s success.”