Bruce Bochy won’t manage in 2020, but open-minded about future

Bruce Bochy’s retirement from managing may not end up being permanent, but he’ll take at least one year off. 

Bochy has rebuffed interest in him from “several” teams, and plans to spend the 2020 season as a special assistant with the Giants before weighing a 2021 return, USA Today reported Friday. 

The report said the Padres even offered Bochy a job. He managed in San Diego from 1995-2006 before moving north to spend the last 13 seasons leading the Giants. 

Bochy, 64, announced at the beginning of spring training that he planned to retire at the end of the 2019 season. Though San Francisco went 77-85 and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year, Bochy remains one of the most respected leaders in the game. It’s no surprise a few teams at least thought it was worth a shot to try and get him to reconsider.

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