On July 29, the Toronto Blue Jays named Jeff Ware Interim Manager for the Bisons for the remainder of the 2022 season. Ware is the 23rd manager in the Bisons Modern era.
Ware began the year in his second season as the Bisons pitching coach and was first promoted to interim manager on July 13 when Casey Candaele was announced as the Blue Jays interim bench coach.
In 2021 as the Bisons pitching coach, Ware's staff posted the second-best overall earned run average in Triple-A baseball last season with a 3.46 mark, as well as a 2.83 bullpen ERA which was the best of all 30 teams in Triple-A.
Originally assigned to the Bisons prior to the cancellation of the 2020 season, Ware has coached in the Blue Jays organization since 2014. He served as the pitching coordinator for the Blue Jays organization for three years, 2017-2019. He has previously served as a pitching coach in the Jays organization, first in 2014 for the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League, his first season back with the organization that drafted him in the 1st round, 35th overall, in the 1991 draft.
Ware also served as the pitching coach in 2015 for the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts. His coaching career began in 2007 with the New York Yankees organization. He spent seven seasons as a pitching coach in the Yankees chain, including his final three years with Single-A Tampa from 2011-2013.
Ware appeared in 18 Major League games during his 11-year playing career, making nine starts and nine relief appearances with the Blue Jays, 1995-1996. A first round pick by Toronto in the 1991 Draft, Ware was a perfect 7-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 16 starts with the Syracuse SkyChiefs during the 1995 season, prompting his first big league promotion.