Atkins New Man In Charge Of Jays Roster

Thursday, December 03 2015 @ 06:15 PM EST

Contributed by: #2JBrumfield

Ross Atkins will be named the new general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. The hiring marks a reunion between Atkins and new team president Mark Shapiro from their days in Ohio.

Ross Atkins was Cleveland's vice-president of player personnel in 2015. (Image from

The 42 year-old Atkins takes over for Alex Anthopoulos, who left the team after not being able to "see a fit" under Shapiro . Atkins takes over for interim GM Tony LaCava, who will still remain with the club.