Giants reassign pitching coach Righetti

Oct 21, 2017 - 7:06 PM The San Francisco Giants removed Dave Righetti as pitching coach and reassigned him a front office role with the team, the team announced Saturday.

Righetti will move into his new role as special assistant to Giants general manager Bobby Evans.

The move is part of a shakeup on manager Bruce Bochy's staff that included bullpen coach Mark Gardner, bench coach Ron Wotus, hitting coach Hensley Meulens and assistant hitting coach Steve Decker also being reassigned.

Righetti, who has been with the Giants' organization for 18 seasons, had to deal with playing part of the season without ace Madison Bumgarner, who injured his throwing shoulder in a dirt bike accident and missed nearly three months.

The Giants' pitching staff finished with a 4.50 ERA this season as the Giants (64-98) finished with the worst record in the National League.

"We had a last-place season. That can happen in sports, like you have a lost year in life," Giants executive vice president Brian Sabean said after the season. "But we're not last-place people and we're not a last-place organization. We're the furthest thing from that."

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