PHOENIX - Former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman, who resigned from the team June 23, will interview for a scouting job with the San Francisco Giants next week, manager Bruce Bochy said.
Bochy, who is managing the National League All-Star team tonight, has been a close friend of Riggleman's for years, and replaced him as Padres manager in 1995. Bochy had named Riggleman to the NL All-Star staff before he resigned.
"It would be something along the lines of scouting," Bochy said. "It's not on the field right now. It'd be looking at our system, consulting, things like that. All those things, we'd be talking about."
After Riggleman resigned, Bochy called and texted him, finally getting a chance to talk to him about his decision. He said he supported Riggleman's choice, and got the feeling Riggleman was still confident in his choice.
"He felt like he did the right thing for Jim Riggleman," Bochy said. "I admire that, in anybody - when you face a tough decision and you realize the possible consequences, you do what you think is the right thing to do."