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Dodgers lose minor league pitching coach Matt Herges to Giants

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LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league pitching coach Matt Herges has left the organization for a major league coaching job, announced on Thursday as the new bullpen coach for the Giants.

He is part of a reorganization of San Francisco’s coaching staff, which included Dave Righetti moving to a front office role as special assistant to general manager Bobby Evans after 18 years as the Giants pitching coach.

Herges was a pitching coach with the Dodgers for the last seven seasons, including the last two seasons with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He was instrumental in the development of several Dodgers pitchers in recent years, including Julio Urias, Ross Stripling, Brock Stewart, Walker Buehler and others at various levels.

Herges, 47, pitched 11 years in the majors, including his first three years (1999-2001) with the Dodgers. He and outfielder Steve Finley are the only two players to play for all five teams in the National League West.

Now, by joining the Giants staff, Herges is 40% of the way to repeating that feat as a coach.