The Toronto Blue Jays have promoted former Assistant General Manager Tony LaCava to the position of interim General Manager, replacing former beloved GM Alex Anthopoulos.
LaCava, who has been with the Blue Jays for 13 seasons is well regarded in the industry and has a history with incoming team President and CEO, Mark Shapiro.
In 2002, when the Indians acquired future all-stars Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Bartolo Colon, it was LaCava, who had previously spent time with the Expos organization that pushed Shapiro to ask for those three prospects.
LaCava has been a candidate for many GM positions in the past and says he is humbled to assume the position of Interim GM.
In the meantime, Shapiro and the rest of the Jays front office will conduct a thorough search to find a permanent replacement in the General Manager’s chair.
Shapiro declined to discuss whether or not LaCava is a candidate for the position on a permanent basis.