July 14, 2011
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The Giants have hired former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman as a special assignment scout, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.
Riggleman resigned as the Nationals manager on June 23 after the team would not agree to pick up his contract option for next season. Manager Bruce Bochy said on Tuesday that the Giants would interview Riggleman for a scouting position.
"Obviously, he knows the league and the NL East as well as anybody," Giants GM Brian Sabean told Baggarly. "Hes been in the game a long time. Hes well respected and well rounded. Its a good opportunity to us. Hell help in the advance department, in and around trades. We think he can contribute in a lot of areas.
Riggleman went 662-824 in 12 years as an MLB manger.