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Friday, 27 October 2006 01:08

BochyBruce Bochy has agreed in principle to take the managerial vacancy with the Giants. A 1:00 PM press conference is scheduled in San Francisco.

The agreement took all of one day and was reached before Bochy had to leave Monday to manage the Japan All-Star tour.

As reported:

Bochy was the only candidate with major league managerial experience, something Giants general manager Brian Sabean said would be preferred. Mets third-base coach Manny Acta, Angels pitching coach Bud Black and Giants bench coach Ron Wotus also interviewed for the job.

The Giants received permission from the Padres on Wednesday to talk to Bochy, who traveled to the Bay Area earlier Thursday to meet with Sabean and other team officials about becoming Felipe Alou's successor.

"If he's available and that's a reality, we'd have to go forward and interview the man," Giants vice president of player personnel Dick Tidrow said earlier Thursday.

(The AP)

 
 
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