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Giants name Nevin, Alguacil new base coaches

River Cats manager José Alguacil during the San Francisco Giants and Sacramento River Cats exhibition game at Raley Field on March 30, 2016.
River Cats manager José Alguacil during the San Francisco Giants and Sacramento River Cats exhibition game at Raley Field on March 30, 2016. jvillegas@sacbee.com

-- The Giants filled vacancies in both base-coaching boxes Monday, rounding out their field staff for next season.

Jose Alguacil is the Giants’ new first-base coach, promoted from his managerial position at Triple-A Sacramento. Phil Nevin, the former Padres third baseman, is their new third-base coach.

Alguacil and Nevin replace Billy Hayes and Roberto Kelly, both of whom were let go days after the Giants were knocked out of the N.L. Division Series by the Chicago Cubs.

Nevin, 45, spent the past three seasons managing the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate in Reno. Nevin played 12 seasons in the majors and is well acquainted with Giants manager Bruce Bochy, having played under Bochy in San Diego from 1999 to 2005.

Alguacil, 44, has risen quickly through the Giants’ coaching system. After eight years as a roving instructor in the minors, Alguacil managed one season at Double-A Richmond in 2015 before being promoted to Triple-A Sacramento last season.

Part of both Nevin’s and Alguacil’s responsibilities as Triple-A managers was coaching third base.

The move means the River Cats next year will have their fourth manager in four seasons. Steve Scarsone managed in Sacramento in 2014, the team’s final year as the A’s affiliate, followed by Bob Mariano in 2015 and Alguacil.

The Giants’ 2017 coaching staff is now set with Nevin and Alguacil joining Bochy, bench coach Ron Wotus, pitching coach Dave Righetti, bullpen coach Mark Gardner, hitting coach Hensley Meulens and assistant hitting coach Steve Decker.

The Giants also made a 40-man roster move Monday, reinstating right-handed pitcher Ian Gardeck, who underwent Tommy John surgery this spring.

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