Giants hire Riggleman as special assignment scout

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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants have hired former Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman as a special assignment scout.

The move comes less than a month after Riggleman abruptly resigned as Nationals manager. On June 23, he told the Nationals he wanted his contract option picked up for next season, or he would quit.

Riggleman met Thursday night with Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy. He says he'll watch the Giants during their four-game series against the Padres, then get his first assignment from Sabean.

Riggleman says the new job is going to be "a little bit of an educational process for me."

Bochy was Riggleman's third base coach with the Padres from 1993-94 and was promoted to manager after Riggleman left to take the Chicago Cubs job.