Giants' Bochy to undergo third heart procedure

Oct 5, 2017 - 5:50 PM San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy will undergo a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat next week in San Diego.

Bochy emphasized that the procedure -- called an ablation -- will not prevent him from fulfilling the final two seasons of his contract with the Giants.

"I don't want anyone to think this has an effect on my work, or ability to work," Bochy told reporters. "This is something that is not uncommon."

This will be the third heart procedure for the 62-year-old Bochy in less than three years.

In 2015, Bochy had two stents installed after a blockage was discovered during spring training. Earlier this season, Bochy missed two games in Kansas City and underwent a procedure due to an abnormal heart rhythm.

In 2016, Bochy missed a game and was hospitalized in Miami due to an irregular heartbeat.

Bochy has guided the Giants to three World Series titles, but the club went just 64-98 in 2017.

Bochy has compiled a 902-880 record in 11 seasons as San Francisco's manager. He has a career mark of 1,853-1,855 in 23 seasons, which includes 12 seasons running the San Diego Padres.

Bochy won titles with the Giants in 2010, 2012 and 2014. He also guided San Diego to the World Series in 1998 before the team lost to the New York Yankees.

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