For nearly seven years, before being traded to the Rangers, Phil Nevin played under Bruce Bochy with the Padres from 1999 to the 2005 trade deadline. And now, Nevin is reportedly back with Bochy as part of the Giants' coaching staff.
Nevin's best years as a player were under Bochy's teachings as he smacked 156 homers with the Padres. He was named an All-Star third baseman in 2001 as he hit a career-high 41 long balls.
For the last three seasons, Nevin served as the Diamondbacks' Triple-A manager for the Reno Aces. Previously he served as manager for both the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Tigers after managing one year of independent baseball.
Nevin was reportedly in the running for Arizona's opening for the team's new manager, but was eventually beat out by Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo.
Over his 12-year career in the majors, Nevin hit .270/.323/.472 with 208 home runs before going unsigned and retired in May of 2007.
At this point it is unknown what role Nevin will serve for the Giants. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports was first to report Nevin heading to San Francisco on Nov. 4 while Jon Heyman of FanRag Sportsconfirmed the report on Sunday.
The Giants fired first base coach Bill Hayes and third base coach Roberto Kelly two days after their season ended in a Game 4 NLDS loss to the Cubs.