Latest Bruce Bochy News

Kapler says he didn’t do enough for alleged assault victim

Nov. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Wednesday that he should have sought the guidance of experts four years ago when dealing with a 17-year-old girl who contacted him about an assault reportedly witnessed by Los Angeles Dodgers minor leaguers. The teen later accused one...

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Nov. 13, 2019 6:17 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco’s manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies....

Harris returns home to become new Giants GM

Nov. 11, 2019 5:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After playing a role in the Chicago Cubs' transformation from rebuilding club to World Series champion, Scott Harris aims to guide the San Francisco Giants along a similar path. Harris was introduced Monday as the Giants' new general manager, the first of what should be two significant...

AP Source: Giants narrow manager search to 3 finalists

Nov. 6, 2019 5:48 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their search for a new manager to three finalists, a person with direct knowledge of the process said. Former Phillies manager Gape Kapler, Astros bench coach Joe Espada and Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro are the final three vying to replace Bruce...

Madison Bumgarner receives qualifying offer from Giants

Nov. 4, 2019 6:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner has received a $17.8 million qualifying offer from the San Francisco Giants, a move that likely will decrease demand for him in the free-agent market. San Francisco's decision Monday means a team signing Bumgarner would lose at least one pick in next year's amateur...

AP Sources: Dodgers bench coach Geren interviewed by Giants

Oct. 30, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren is among those who have interviewed for the San Francisco Giants managerial position that was left vacant when Bruce Bochy retired following the season. Geren met with the team last week, and former Phillies manager Gape Kapler and Astros bench...

LEADING OFF: Nats, Cards open NLCS, Yanks-Astros set in ALCS

Oct. 11, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME TO THE NLCS The Washington Nationals play in the NL Championship Series for the first time, taking on St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Aníbal Sánchez starts for the Nats against Miles Mikolas. Both teams won a deciding Game 5 on the road in the NL...

Phillies fire manager Gabe Kapler in hyped season gone wrong

Oct. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gabe Kapler took the fall for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was fired Thursday, nearly two weeks after a disappointing finish to a season of big expectations highlighted by Bryce Harper's arrival. Kapler went 161-163 in two years, his team unable to deliver following its offseason...

Giants enter offseason with long to-do list

Oct. 1, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Farhan Zaidi begins his second offseason with San Francisco with a daunting to-do list. The Giants' president of baseball operations addressed the challenges a team in transition faces at a season-ending news conference Tuesday. The Giants, who just finished their third straight losing...

Padres try to put another 90-loss season in rear-view mirror

Sep. 30, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres couldn't wait to put another lost season behind them and move on to 2020. They'll have new uniforms, a new manager and, maybe, just maybe, it will finally be the year they contend after a few years of boasting about their talent-rich farm system. The Padres envisioned...