John Schneider’s first full season as Blue Jays manager will feature a familiar coaching staff, including a pair of moves made on the pitching side.
The Blue Jays have named Jeff Ware and David Howell assistant pitching coaches, with Ware working in the bullpen and Howell working in a strategy role. These effectively fill the void left by Matt Buschmann, the club’s former bullpen coach and director of pitching development, who recently departed the organization.
Howell is already familiar to the Blue Jays’ staff, joining the MLB dugout in ’22 as a pitching strategist after two seasons in the organization. Ware, on the other hand, has been with the organization since 2014, climbing the ladder as a pitching coordinator and coach before spending the past two seasons with Triple-A Buffalo. In ’22, Ware began the year as the Buffalo Bisons’ pitching coach before taking over as interim manager when Casey Candaele joined the Blue Jays as a bench coach.