The Blue Jays announced this afternoon that Jeff Ware was added to their coaching staff as assistant to bullpen-focused pitching coach Pete Walker. Converted to pitching/strategy coach.
Ware replaces former bullpen coach Matt Bushman, who left the organization two weeks ago. The 52-year-old has been a coach in his system of Toronto farms since 2014. He was appointed as his coach in Buffalo’s top pitching affiliate last year. Midseason, Ware took over the Buffalo dugout as the Bisons’ interim manager when skipper Casey Kandale was called up as the Jays’ interim bench coach after Toronto’s management change from Charlie Montoyo to John Schneider. I was.
Howell is just 25 years old in his second season on the MLB staff. A 2018 graduate of the University of Minnesota, he spent a year at LSU as a graduate assistant before joining the Blue Jays in 2020. He spent that season in the team’s ’21 campaign, working with minor pitchers in his league at his site in alternate training. Rookie complex before major advance.
The rest of the Jays staff have already been confirmed. Schneider will sign his three-year contract as manager and head into his first full season as an MLB skipper. He appointed veteran his manager Don Mattingley as his coach on the bench, while Walker and Guillermo his Martinez returned as pitching and hitting coaches respectively. MLB.com’s Keegan Matheson lists all 14 of his staff members for the Jays.