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.
Congrats to Matt Herges on the big league bullpen coach gig with SF! Happy for a fellow ISU Redbird and my pitching coach in OKC!— Brock Stewart (@Brock_A_Stewart) October 26, 2017
Herges helped me more than he’ll ever know. Great guy and a great coach. Good for him.— Grant Dayton (@GrantDayton) October 27, 2017
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.