The Toronto Blue Jays named Tony LaCava their interim general manager on Monday, according to SportsNet.
LaCava has been with the team since the fall of 2002, when he became an assistant to the general manager. He moved up to assistant general manager in 2007, and served under Alex Anthopoulos before he chose to leave the Blue Jays last week.
Mark Shapiro, the new club president, was general manager of the Cleveland Indians when LaCava served as the team’s national crosschecker in 2002.
The team must make decisions on player options by Wednesday, and free agency begins on Friday.
The Blue Jays finished the year 93–69 and won the American League East for the first time since 1993. They were eliminated, 4–2, in the ALCS by the World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
- Kenny Ducey