SCOTTSDALE, Ariz – Bruce Bochy is always in charge of his gut.
Bochy announced on Monday that it was his last time managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th as a major league manager.
He told the team before spring training workout Monday at Scottsdale Stadium.
"In my mind it's time," he said.
Bochy, who turns 16 April, had a pelvic lumbar surgery that he was moving more quickly. He arrived in San Francisco from San Diego Padres before the 2007 season, during which Barry Bonds breaks Hank Aaron's career home run record in August.
Bochy begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series titles in 2010, & # 39; 1
"I manage my stick, I came here in 2007 when I was gutted, so I feel it's time," Bochy says. "It's been an incredible trip to many places to thank, with players, the city, the fans, my ride here, it's time, I'm going to baseball and do something."
A manager with three or more titles entered the Hall of Fame.
"I have not even thought about it," he said.
He faces everyday questions about his future, and Bochy wants to meet his Plan today and avoid future interruptions. He wants to stay in baseball on another role that has not been determined yet.
"It's something I've put in a lot of thought here," Bochy says. "There are a lot of things I'm looking forward to doing, but right now my head at this moment, hey, I'm focusing on getting this team ready. I hope another shot, trust me, and we have a great year. All I have. "
He spent his first 12 seasons as a Padres ruler from 1995 to 2006, guiding San Diego to NL pennant in 1998.
Bochy came to the decision winter but with everything but realized it would be his last year by the end of the 2018 season. He discussed it with the family and in front of the office.
"I'm not going anywhere, I have no plans to sail, trust me, I'm not planning on walking in Mount Everest. Baseball, that's my life, I'm going around," Bochy says. "I do not have a bucket list. There's no hidden agenda in all of this, you trust me."
For 24 years as a manager, he has a record of 1,926-1,944. His success is on the 11th of the list all the time.
Bochy played nine seasons in the big leagues as a catcher of Astros, Mets and Padres.
Information from The Associated Press is used in this report.