Bochy won't rule out MLB return: 'Never say never'
Legendary skipper Bruce Bochy isn't closing the door on returning to the majors after retiring at the end of the 2019 campaign.
"I think I'll just say what I've been saying: I don't think you rule anything out," Bochy recently told Barry M. Bloom of Sportico. "I've enjoyed doing what I've been doing, working with the (San Francisco) Giants, going through the minor-league affiliates. I went to spring training for a couple of weeks, but you never say never. That's my mindset."
Bochy, who's currently a special adviser with the Giants, managed in the big leagues for 25 years and finished with 2,003 wins. He spent 12 years with the San Diego Padres and then won three World Series titles with San Francisco over 13 seasons.
The 66-year-old says he rejected a managerial opening with the Padres before the team hired current skipper Jayce Tingler in October 2019.
Bochy hasn't talked with the Padres about a potential return and he isn't looking to take Tinger's job, according to Bloom.
San Diego currently sits out of a wild-card spot after entering the season as a presumed World Series contender.