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Giants name new bullpen coach, reassign Meulens, Wotus

The San Francisco Giants have officially announced Mark Garnder’s replacement.

After reassigning the longtime bullpen coach to a role with the front office, the Giants have tabbed former reliever Matt Herges as Gardner’s successor. Herges spent 11 seasons as a Major League pitcher, three of which came in San Francisco with the Giants.

With Herges taking over for Gardner, San Francisco is still searching for Dave Righetti’s replacement after the 18-year pitching coach was also reassigned to a front office role. On Tuesday morning, general manager Bobby Evans said Righetti will have a hand in selecting the Giants’ next pitching coach, even though Evans indicated Righetti did not want to switch roles.

On Thursday, San Francisco also formally announced the reassignments of Ron Wotus and Hensley Meulens, as Wotus will replace Phil Nevin as the team’s third base coach while Meulens will take over for Wotus as the bench coach.

With Wotus moving from the dugout to the field and Meulens taking on a different role, San Francisco will also hire a new hitting coach.


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