The San Francisco Giants’ coaching staff under the new management of Bob Melvin is coming together. Officially, the team has announced its new coaching hires, including some familiar names. The list features a few former players who have been welcomed back to the organization.
In a recent interview, Melvin hinted at former Giants third baseman, Matt Williams, joining the staff as the third base coach. Williams, a four-time All-Star and key figure in the Giants’ history, brings valuable experience to the coaching lineup.
Another familiar face, Pat Burrell, who previously contributed to the Giants’ 2010 World Series win, has been appointed as the team’s hitting coach. His return to the organization is highly anticipated.
Current Giants hitting coach Justin Viele will serve as the co-hitting coach alongside Burrell, while Pedro Guerrero resumes his role as the assistant hitting coach. Additionally, the organization made changes by parting ways with former director of hitting and assistant hitting coach, Dustin Lind.
Former MLB outfielder and San Diego Padres associate manager, Ryan Christenson, will join Melvin’s staff as the bench coach. His extensive experience both as a player and coach brings valuable insights to the Giants.
Aside from the new hires, the Giants confirmed that some coaches from the previous regime will return next season. The shuffle includes Mark Hallberg transitioning from third base coach to first base coach, and Alyssa Nakken, J.P. Martinez, and Taira Uematsu continuing in their roles as assistant coaches.
The full composition of the Giants’ coaching staff for the upcoming season will be announced in the following weeks.
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