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Ron Wotus
Ron Wotus 2008.jpg
Wotus with the San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants – No. 23
Shortstop / Second baseman / Coach
Born: (1961-03-03) March 3, 1961 (age 59)
Hartford, Connecticut
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 3, 1983, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1984, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.207
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
As player:

As coach:

Career highlights and awards

Ronald Allan Wotus (born March 3, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and second baseman who currently serves as third base coach for the San Francisco Giants.[1] He previously served as bench coach for the Giants from 1999–2017.[2]

Early life and playing career

Wotus grew up in Colchester, Connecticut, and attended Bacon Academy, where he played soccer, basketball, and baseball.[3][4] He was drafted in the 16th round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

He debuted with the Pirates in 1983 and also played for them in 1984. In the majors, he batted 12-for-58 (.207) in 32 games.[2] He played in the Kansas City Royals organization in 1987 and the San Francisco Giants organization in 1988 and 1989, without returning to the majors.[3]

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Wotus remained in the Giants organization as a minor league manager from 1991 to 1997.[3] He managed the Single-A San Jose Giants (1991–92), the Double-A Shreveport Captains (1993–95) and Triple-A Phoenix Firebirds (1996–97).[3] Wotus was named California League Manager of Year in 1991 after leading San Jose to a 92–44 record.[3] In 1997, Wotus was named Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year after the Firebirds finished 88–55, winning 41 of their final 51 games.[3]

Wotus became the Giants' third base coach in 1998 under manager Dusty Baker[2] and served as bench coach from 1999–2017 under managers Baker, Felipe Alou, and Bruce Bochy.[5] Wotus has said he hopes to manage some day[5] and has interviewed for several major league manager jobs, including the Pirates (2000), Dodgers (2005), Mariners (2013), Rays (2014), and Nationals (2015).[6][7][8][9][10] Wotus has also coached the Giants' infielders and was in charge of defensive shifts.[11] After the Giants had a disappointing 2017 season, Wotus was reassigned to third base coach, his original coaching position with the Giants, to help stabilize the team.[1][12]


Wotus married his wife Laurie (a relator ) in 1987.[3] They reside in Pleasant Hill, California. [13]


  1. ^ a b Haft, Chris (October 26, 2017). "Meulens shifts to bench coach; Wotus to 3B".
  2. ^ a b c Kroner, Steve (May 2, 2014). "As bench coach, Giants' Ron Wotus stands test of time". San Francisco Chronicle.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Ron Wotus #23".
  4. ^ Farmer, Tony (August 7, 2012). "Wotus' passion for game remains". The Bulletin. Norwich, CT.
  5. ^ a b Haft, Chris (June 20, 2011). "Longevity distinguishes bench coach Wotus".
  6. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (October 28, 2013). "Giants' Ron Wotus interviews for Mariners manager job". CSN Bay Area. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013.
  7. ^ Topkin, Marc (November 11, 2014). "Rays interview Giants bench coach Ron Wotus for manager's job". Tampa Bay Times.
  8. ^ Wagner, James (October 20, 2015). "Nationals interview Ron Wotus; Ron Gardenhire expected Tuesday". The Washington Post.
  9. ^ Shea, John (October 8, 2006). "Looking beyond usual suspects for managers". San Francisco Chronicle.
  10. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (November 18, 2015). "Extra Baggs: Ron Wotus reacts to finishing behind Dusty Baker for Nationals job, a Crawford-type extension is possible for Belt, Christian Arroyo's future, luxury tax stuff, etc". Bay Area News Group.
  11. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (April 28, 2014). "Extra Baggs: Infield shift, nature of innovation in baseball". CSN Bay Area. Archived from the original on April 30, 2014.
  12. ^ Anderson, R.J. (October 21, 2017). "Coming off worst season in decades, Giants shake up coaching staff". Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  13. ^ "2015 San Francisco Giants Media Guide" (PDF).

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