Bruce Bochy is back in Major League Baseball.
After a three-year hiatus, the 67-year-old is returning to the dugout in 2023 to manage the Texas Rangers.
Bochy had stepped down after the 2019 season following 13 seasons at the helm of the San Francisco Giants.
He had previously managed the San Diego Padres for 12 seasons.
But on Friday of last week, the Rangers got their man and signed him through the 2025 season.
Bochy won three World Series titles as manager of the Giants last decade, one of which came against his new team in the Rangers.
MLB Network tweeted a graphic showing just how successful Bochy has been over his many years in the game.
"I missed this game."
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 25, 2022
What Bochy Brings To The Rangers
Bochy has seen a little bit of everything.
Obviously, he’s won three World Series titles, but he also has 2,003 career wins.
That puts him at 12th all-time among MLB managers.
The Rangers obviously have a lot of work to do, but hiring Bochy to manage the team is a good start.
His experience is beneficial for a team like Texas, and he may be just the right guy to get them back to where they were early last decade.
The Rangers have a young team, so a veteran voice at the helm could be a plus for them going forward.
After a big offseason, the Rangers finished 68-94 in 2022 and in fourth place in the AL West.
But perhaps it’s time for a new era in Arlington.
The Rangers may finally be able to fulfill their goal of packing the new Globe Life Field with fans.