Brett Bochy is a young relief pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization. Brett Bouchy is also the son of Giants manager Bruce Bochy. And on Friday, the younger Bouchy was one of the 21 players cut by the elder Bouchy.
But unlike the other 20 players that were reassigned to the majors, Brett got the heads up on Thursday night when the two Bochy men had dinner together. Something that the younger Bochy didn’t really care for.
Relief pitcher Brett Bochy doesn’t get preferential treatment just because he’s the manager’s kid, but he did get a heads up that he’d be among the Giants’ cuts on Friday.
Thursday night, Dad informed him over dinner.
So when players were called into Bochy’s office to be told they were being optioned or reassigned to minor-league camp, Brett wasn’t one of them.
“He was disappointed I didn’t bring him in to cut him,” said Bruce Bochy, the manager. “I may do it tomorrow just to make him feel better.”
The younger Bochy gave up two runs in 2 2/3 innings over three appearances.