Longtime SF Giants coach Tim Flannery has been hospitalized with a staph infection. According to reports, he is responding to treatment well and stabilizing.
Tim Flannery, who served as the SF Giants third-base coach from 2007-2014, has been hospitalized for over a week with a staph infection. According to the Flannery family, the longtime member of Bruce Bochy’s coaching staff was admitted to a San Diego area hospital on October 18th.
Since he has been receiving an antibiotic treatment and per the family, has responded well. Flannery, a professional musician, has asked for his guitar to help keep occupied during his hospital stay.
Prior to his coaching career with the Giants, he had worked on Bochy’s coaching staff with the Padres. Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 1978 draft out of Chapman University by San Diego, Flannery spent his entire decade long pro playing career in their organization. After a two-year hiatus, he returned to join their minor-league coaching ranks, where he quickly moved up the chain, eventually joining Bochy’s staff.
Since leaving the Giants, Flannery has worked as an analyst with NBC Sports Bay Area and toured with his bluegrass band, The Lunatic Fridge.
The entire Around the Foghorn team send our support to former SF Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery and his family. We are all pulling for him to make as speedy and strong a recovery as possible.