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Ron Wotus to remain with Giants as Special Assistant to Baseball Operations

© Darren Yamashita | 2021 Oct 2

The longest-tenured coach in San Francisco Giants history won’t be on the field every day, but will remain with the organization in a new role. 

Ron Wotus, 60, has accepted the position of Special Assistant to Baseball Operations, a source told KNBR. 

Wotus has been with the Giants organization for 34 years, first as a player in 1989, then as a minor league manager and later a big league coach in a variety of capacities. He most recently served as San Francisco’s third base coach for the 107-win 2021 Giants, when he became the second coach in franchise history to reach 2,000 wins. 

Wotus coached under Dusty Baker, Felipe Alou, Bruce Bochy and Gabe Kapler. He played a role in each of San Francisco’s three World Series, helping mentor players like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt. 

When he announced in late-August that he’d step away from full-time coaching duties after the season, Wotus cited the strains of 162-game seasons and lost family time over the years. 

“Nothing has changed,” Wotus told reporters in August. “I’m not going off to Europe or getting on a boat and sailing across the world and retiring or anything like that. It’s just time for me to maybe choose a different path, hopefully help the organization in a different way.” 

The Giants have historically kept long-time contributors involved. Barry Bonds, Willie Mays, Will Clark, and Bruce Bochy are all listed on the organization’s official front office roster either as special assistants or special advisors.

 

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