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Giants fire Phil Nevin, shift Hensley Meulens to bench coach [report]

Phil Nevin nearly left the Giants on his own terms this offseason.

Instead, San Francisco’s third base coach has been fired, the latest casualty of a coaching staff shakeup that has already claimed pitching coach Dave Righetti, bullpen coach Mark Gardner and assistant hitting coach Steve Decker.

Nevin’s firing was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today, and Nightengale mentioned that Nevin was nearly hired away from the Giants by the Phillies who interviewed him as a managerial candidate.

Nightengale also reported that the Giants will reassign Hensley Meulens and Ron Wotus, with Meulens shifting from hitting coach to bench coach and Wotus moving from bench coach to the third base coach’s role to replace Nevin.

Nightengale’s report that the Giants are grooming Meulens to take over for manager Bruce Bochy comes a season after Meulens managed the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and received positive reviews for his work.


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