Phil Nevin wants to learn from one of the best.
So the new Giants third base coach made a trip down to Southern California on Tuesday to spend time with former Giants third base coach Tim Flannery.
Flannery, who coached third base with the Padres and Giants from 1996 to 2014, posted a photo of the two together on his Twitter feed with this caption:
"Phil Nevin came by the house to talk 3rd base coaching today. Very honored he wants to know some finer points. Just passing the gifts along."
Nevin, who was hired by the Giants on Nov. 7 to replace Roberto Kelly, spent the past three seaosns as the Triple-A manager for the Diamondbacks.
The 45-year-old Nevin played under Giants manager Bruce Bochy for seven seasons while with the Padres. The first overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft, Nevin was named to the All-Star team in 2001 and hit .270 with 208 home runs in 12 seasons.
Phil Nevin came by the house to talk 3rd base coaching today. Very honored he wants to know some finer points. Just passing the gifts along. pic.twitter.com/AjoXaz7J3N— Tim Flannery (@TimFlannery2) December 27, 2016