ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers held an introductory news conference for new manager Bruce Bochy.
"First of all, it's an honor and a privilege to be putting this jersey on," said Bochy who last served as an MLB manager in the 2019 season. "You know, when you step back from the game for a little bit the gratitude meter shoots way up when something special like this happens, so I can't tell you how grateful I am to be here."
Bochy, a three-time World Series champ, was announced as the team's new manager on Friday.
The new skipper led the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants. He has spent the past three seasons as a Speial Advisor for the San Francisco Giants.
The 67-year-old is one of just 10 managers in MLB history to win at least three World Series titles. Bochy, a former catcher, also played nine seasons in the majors for Houston, San Diego and the New York Mets.
Bochy is the first Texas manager with previous Major League experience since Buck Showalter was hired in 2002.