Feeling good, Bochy returns to oversee Giants

Manager grateful for doctors, well-wishers after heart procedure

Feeling good, Bochy returns to oversee Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy rejoined the team Sunday after being treated for a heart problem, declaring that he has "another 200,000 miles on me."

Bochy, 59, was hospitalized after Thursday's opening workout for pitchers and catchers to have two stents placed in arteries near his heart. He was released from the hospital Friday. Though the procedure relieved what Bochy called a 90 percent blockage, he said his malady "wasn't a widow-maker."

Bochy said he received no long-term medical advice from physicians, though he has a follow-up doctor's visit in two weeks.

"I couldn't feel any better," Bochy said. "I am grateful for the doctors and want to thank all the well-wishers who sent me messages."

Wotus on a recovering Bochy

Bochy briefly visited Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday but didn't don his uniform and supervise players until Sunday. He complimented his coaching staff in general and bench coach Ron Wotus in particular for conducting productive workouts in his absence.

"I knew this would go like clockwork," Bochy said. "With a guy like Ron, it certainly takes away any doubts about whether guys are getting things done."

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.