MLB rumors: Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens accepts Marlins job

Dalton Johnson

Hensley Meulens, along with third base coach Ron Wotus, was one of the first two people who interviewed to be Bruce Bochy's replacement. Now, he's no longer with the Giants. 

MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Sunday that Meulens has accepted a job with the Marlins. It's unknown what his official title will be, but it sounds like hitting coach and first base coach are open in Miami. 

Meulens joins bullpen coach Matt Herges as the second Giants coach to leave for a new team this offseason. Herges is staying in the NL West as the D'backs new pitching coach

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Meulens, 52, spent the last 10 years on the Giants' coaching staff. He was Bochy's bench coach the last two seasons, and he previously served as San Francisco's hitting coach. 

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The longtime Giants coach has interviewed with several teams over the years for managerial openings. For now, he will continue to wait for his shot. 

Meulens is joining Don Mattingly's staff -- the two played with each other on the Yankees in the early 1990s -- and he surely has hopes to still one day be a manager. 

MLB rumors: Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens accepts Marlins job originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

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