Bruce Bochy didn't take the decision to designate Conor Gillaspie for assignment easily on Thursday.
"It stinks," Bochy said. "It's always difficult. Conor, as you well know, did a lot for us last year, especially down the stretch. This is the tough thing about going through a year like this."
With the tough news, Gillaspie's wife Amanda graciously thanked the Giants and all the fans on Thursday.
So many fun memories made in our 2nd run with @SFGiants. 👇🏼👇🏼Big thanks to the Giants family & all the fans. Y'all have been great to us! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XZctZDj65W— Amanda Gillaspie (@AmandaGillaspie) August 3, 2017
Even Finnerty's, the famous New York bar that plays host to Bay Area fans, thanked Gillaspie with an in-person video of his most famous moment as a Giant.
The Giants originally selected Gillaspie No. 37 overall in the 2008 MLD Draft. He will always be remembered for his game-winning home run in the 2016 Wild Card Game and his go-ahead triple off Aroldis Chapman in Game 3 of the 2016 NLDS.
Over 19 at-bats in the 2016 playoffs, Gillaspie batted .421 with six RBI.