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Blue Jays Fire Montoyo, Promote Schneider for Rest of Season

Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Seattle. Zimmer stayed in the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo walks with a trainer after Bradley Zimmer was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Seattle. Zimmer stayed in the game. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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Toronto (AP) -- The Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Charlie Montoyo on Wednesday and promoted bench coach John Schneider to interim manager for the remainder of the season.

General manager Ross Atkins made the move even with the Blue Jays at 46-42 this season. They held the AL's final wild-card slot when the day began but were in fourth place in the AL East.