Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:23:48 -0700
San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti is expected to miss the team's weekend series after experiencing vertigo, which caused the team's plane to make an unscheduled landing in Las Vegas so he could receive medical treatment. Righetti is expected to be fine, according to a team official.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:42:07 -0700
San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti (elbow) rejoined the team Saturday, July 27, after having undergone elbow surgery Wednesday, July 24.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:39:09 -0700
San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said SP Ryan Vogelsong will not be on a strict pitch limit when he faces the Pittsburgh Pirates in the Thursday, April 28, series finale. "Like anybody, we'll keep an eye on him when he gets in the middle of the game and go from there," Righetti said. "But there is no certain number."
Wed, 01 Oct 2008 07:48:55 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean defended pitching coach Dave Righetti as some fans have expressed displeasure with his work due to struggles of SP Barry Zito and SP Matt Cain. "I think there's not much basis for the Zito angst because look at how he finished," Sabean said. "He started 0-8. The way he finished had a lot to do with what (Righetti) and (bullpen coach Mark Gardner) did with him when we decided certain changes needed to be made. As far as Cain's concerned ... a lot gets erased when you win games, and we could not ever score five or six runs for him."
Sun, 31 Aug 2008 17:31:15 -0700
The Associated Press reports San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti left the team during the game Sunday, Aug. 31, in order to catch a flight home because of a death in his family.
Fri, 04 Apr 2008 12:42:12 -0700
Andrew Baggarly, of The Mercury News, reports the San Francisco Giants are trying to get SP Barry Zito back on track. Pitching coach Dave Righetti told Zito to focus on winning with what he has. He wants Zito to relax more when he's on the mound. "No matter what (speed) it's coming out of your arm, if you overthrow, it's straight," Righetti said. "If you relax, you'll have some movement, and you'll last longer, make better pitches." Righetti told Zito to emulate retired SP Kirk Rueter, because he did not overthrow and allowed his pitches to move.
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 00:43:32 -0700
Henry Schulman, of The San Francisco Chronicle, reports San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti remains on leave with a family issue and could return July 26.
Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:48:44 -0700
Andrew Baggarly, of the Oakland Tribune, reports P Brad Hennessey, P Billy Sadler, P Jonathan Sanchez, and P Jack Taschner are all fighting for a spot in the San Francisco Giants bullpen. Non-roster P Scott Atchison, P Dan Giese, and P David Cortes have stayed in contention by throwing strikes and challenging hitters. Sanchez has the electric arm to be a late-game force, but he could make the biggest contribution in long relief, pitching coach Dave Righetti said.
Sun, 18 Mar 2007 10:27:15 -0700
Andrew Baggarly, of the Oakland Tribune, reports San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said SP Barry Zito, SP Russ Ortiz, SP Matt Cain, and P Tim Lincecum would get starts at the minor league complex before the spring ends, in part to help them stay on schedule.
Fri, 01 Dec 2006 10:20:42 -0800
Rich Draper, of SanFrancisco.Giants.MLB.com, reports the San Francisco Giants named their coaching staff Wednesday, Nov. 29. Joining bench coach Ron Wotus on manager Bruce Bochy's staff will be pitching coach Dave Righetti, hitting coach Joe Lefebvre, bullpen coach Mark Gardner and bullpen catcher Mark Gardner, along with newly appointed first base coach Willie Upshaw and recently hired third base coach Tim Flannery.