San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is retiring. He informed his players Monday morning that the 2019 MLB season will be his last.
Alex Pavlovic of NBCSports Bay Area shared this breaking news on Twitter.
Bruce Bochy is retiring at the end of the 2019 season. He told his players during a meeting this morning.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) February 18, 2019
Shortly after the news broke, Bochy himself spoke on the matter.
Bruce Bochy announces he will retire after the 2019 season pic.twitter.com/TWiBLgL3Oh
— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) February 18, 2019
Since taking over as the lead man in San Francisco back in 2007, Bochy has led the Giants to three World Series wins (2010, 2012, and 2014).
Prior to taking the job with the Giants, Bochy managed the San Diego Padres from 1995-2006 and won N.L. Manager of the Year in 1996. Heading into the 2019 MLB season, Bochy carries a career record of 1,926-1,944 and is 44-33 in the postseason.
During his decade-long playing career, Bochy had 802 career at-bats and hit .239 with 26 home runs.