The changes around the Giants’ minor league staff do not appear to be as radical.
Jose Alguacil, the big-league first base coach the past three seasons, will remain with the organization and head to Double-A Richmond for a second stint managing the Flying Squirrels, the team announced Monday.
Among those joining him will be Steve Kline, who was Triple-A Sacramento’s pitching coach last season.
Over in Sacramento, Dave Brundage will return as manager, the team announced. Brundage led the River Cats to the national title last season and will be back to defend his championship.
Alguacil, 47, who was a minor league lifer with the Giants in the 1990s, will be entering his 14th season overall with the franchise. He joined as a roving instructor in 2007 and continued in that role until he became Richmond’s manager in 2015. The Venezuela native joined the big-league staff in 2017, where he also helped with bunting, infield defense and baserunning.
High-A San Jose has not announced its coaching staff yet, but the new-look major league staff is remarkably young. Antoan Richardson will succeed Alguacil as first base coach.