Longtime SF Giants coach Tim Flannery has been hospitalized with a staph infection for the second time in the last month.
According to a column by Bruce Miller in the San Diego Union-Tribune, former SF Giants coach Tim Flannery has been hospitalized with a staph infection for the second time in less than a month. Just three weeks ago, Flannery was hospitalized to help treat the same infection. However, he was released after responding well to antibiotic treatment. It appears that his progress has stalled.
Flannery became the Giants third-base coach in 2007 when Bruce Bochy was hired away from the San Diego Padres. He served in that role until 2014 when he stepped away from an on-field coaching role with the team. Since, Flannery has worked as an analyst with NBC Sports Bay Area and toured with his bluegrass band, The Lunatic Fridge.
The 63-year old Flannery was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 1978 draft out of Chapman University by San Diego. He went on to 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 on the Padres.
Bochy told John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle that he has exchanged texts with his longtime friend and said, “he’s in good spirits right now.” Still, Flannery underwent multiple surgeries in his hospital visit earlier this month and is in a crucial time for his recovery. In his conversation with Miller, Flannery acknowledged that “When they brought me in here they said, ‘You could die in a week.'”
The entire Around the Foghorn team sends our support to Tim Flannery and his family. We are all pulling for him to make as speedy and strong a recovery as possible.