Longtime SF Giants coach Tim Flannery has been released from the hospital. He has been dealing with a severe staph infection that has forced him to be hospitalized twice in the previous month.
Former SF Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery was released from the hospital prior to Thanksgiving, according to a post on his personal Instagram account. While Flannery is by no means clear of danger, it’s nice to see him spend the holiday at home with his family.
In October, Flannery was first hospitalized with a severe staph infection. He underwent multiple surgeries and spent roughly three weeks in the hospital’s care. After making some progress, Flannery was discharged and doctors hoped he would continue progressing on his own. However, he had to check back into the hospital for a second time late last week when his recovery stalled. Hopefully, things are back moving in the right direction.
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 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 ranks, eventually joining Bochy’s staff on the Padres.
The Around the Foghorn team joins SF Giants and baseball fans everywhere in sending our support to Tim Flannery and his family. We are all pulling for him to make as speedy and strong a recovery as possible.