José Carlos Montoyo Díaz (born October 17, 1965), is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball second baseman, who is currently the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). After eight successful seasons as manager of the International League Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays (2007–2014), Montoyo was a candidate for the Rays' 2015 managerial opening and was ultimately brought on as the team's third base coach. After the 2017 season, he became the Rays’ bench coach. On October 25, 2018, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that Montoyo had been hired as their new manager.
Montoyo with the Tampa Bay Rays
|Toronto Blue Jays – No. 25|
|Second baseman / Manager|
|Born: October 17, 1965|
Florida, Puerto Rico
|September 7, 1993, for the Montreal Expos|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 1993, for the Montreal Expos|
|MLB statistics |
(through September 30, 2019)
|Runs batted in||3|
Montoyo threw and batted right-handed. During his playing days, he stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, weighing 170 pounds (77 kg). Montoyo appeared in four games for the Montreal Expos, during the 1993 season, as a second baseman and pinch hitter.
After playing college baseball at Louisiana Tech University, Montoyo was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 1987 amateur draft, and then traded to Montreal on January 20, 1993. During his brief MLB career, that September, he singled in his first big-league at bat off Gary Wayne of the Colorado Rockies. All told, Montoyo had two hits in five at bats, with three runs batted in (RBI).
Tampa Bay organizationEdit
After leading Princeton to a 39–30 win-loss record in 1997, Montoyo managed the 1998 Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades, where he won his first division title. In 1999–2000, he managed the Charleston RiverDogs, leading them to their first winning season. He then was the pilot of the Bakersfield Blaze of the High Class A California League in 2001–2002. For the next four years, he served as the manager of Tampa Bay's Double-A clubs, the Orlando Rays (2003) and Montgomery Biscuits (2004–2006), where he won the Southern League championship in 2006.
In 2007, Montoyo became manager of Tampa Bay's top farm team, the Durham Bulls. Under his leadership, Durham had only one losing season and exceeded 80 wins five times in his first seven years. In 2010, the Bulls set a franchise Triple-A record for wins with 92. In both 2009 and 2013, they won the Governors' Cup, emblematic of the championship of the International League. Through 2015, his career minor-league managing record was 1,341–1,211 (.525).
On July 21, 2014, Montoyo surpassed Bill Evers as the Bulls' all-time winningest manager with his 614th victory at the helm of the Rays' Triple-A affiliate. At the time his promotion to the Rays, Montoyo had notched 633 wins in a Bulls' uniform.
On October 19, 2015, Montoyo interviewed for the Seattle Mariners vacant managerial position.
Toronto Blue JaysEdit
On October 25, 2018, Montoyo was hired as the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the 2019 season. He signed a three year contract, with a club option for a fourth year. He finished his first season with a record of 67 wins and 95 losses.
|Games||Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|TOR||2019||162||67||95||.414||4th in AL East||-||–||–|
- 1 Southern League (2006)
Montoyo has a wife, Samantha, with whom he has two children.
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- "A father's gift, a father's hope". espn.com. June 16, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
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- Charlie Montoyo managerial career statistics at Baseball-Reference.com
| Orlando Rays manager
| Montgomery Biscuits manager
Billy Gardner Jr.
| Durham Bulls manager
| Tampa Bay Rays third base coach
| Tampa Bay Rays bench coach
| Toronto Blue Jays manager