MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Toronto Blue Jays have announced that Cesar Martin will manage their Double-A affiliate, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, for the 2020 Eastern League season.
Martin, a 40-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, was named 2019 Florida State League Manager of the Year for his work at the Advanced-A level, leading the Dunedin Blue Jays to a record of 80-55 last season. The D-Jays won the first half and second half championships in the Northern Division.
Dunedin led the Florida State League with a .339 on-base percentage, 165 stolen bases, 220 doubles and 4.5 runs per game.
Prior to his time in Dunedin, he managed the Blue Jays Gulf Coast League team for two seasons and the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts for two seasons, earning a promotion to Dunedin after an 80-60 campaign in 2018. He also served as the hitting coach for the Rookie-Level Bluefield Blue Jays in 2014 and as the Blue Jays Dominican Summer League Manager in 2012 and 2013.
Martin is the 11th manager in team history and the fourth Fisher Cats manager in the past four years. He takes over for Mike Mordecai, who left for a position at Northside Methodist Academy in his home of Dothan, AL.