The Giants are moving on to the next phase of their search for a new manager, and third base coach Ron Wotus has been informed that he is no longer under consideration for the position, according to a tweet from Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic (link).
Recent updates on San Francisco’s hiring process included word of Astros bench coach Joe Espada receiving a second interview on Thursday. Aside from Wotus, who has coached with San Francisco since 1998, the team is said to have held interviews with Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol, former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Athletics quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, Cubs first base coach Will Venable, and Espada. It stands to reason that more candidates are due to be removed from consideration in the club’s “next phase”.
With so many names in their reported initial interview pool, Giants beat writer and San Francisco Chronicle scribe Henry Schulman recently opined that the team seemed unlikely to make a decision before the first week of November.
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