Report: Spurned by D-backs, Phil Nevin to join Giants coaching staff
After being passed over in favor of Torey Lovullo as the Arizona Diamondbacks’ new manager, Phil Nevin appears to have already moved on.
Nevin, who has guided the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A team, the Reno Aces, since 2014, reportedly will be the San Francisco Giants’ new third base coach.
As manager of the Aces, Nevin helped guide Reno to an 81-63 record in the Pacific Coast League during his first season and an eventual berth in the PCL championship series. After that season, he interviewed for the open Houston Astros’ manager position, a job that eventually went to former D-backs’ manager A.J. Hinch.
Nevin, 45, was the No. 1 overall pick of the Astros in the 1992 Amateur draft and played for the Triple-A Tucson Toros before making his Major League debut in 1995.
During his 10-year major league career, Nevin spent time playing for the Astros, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angeles, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Minnesota Twins.
His best year came in 2001 when he had career highs in home runs (41), RBI (126) and batting average (.306.). He retired at the end of the 2006 season.