Wotus is one of five people -- Larry Jansen, Bob Lillis, Dave Righetti and Wes Westrum are the others -- since 1900 to serve as a Giants coach for at least 10 years. Wotus joined the Giants in 1998 as Baker's third-base coach.
Wotus is considered an infield defensive specialist who has helped players such as third baseman Matt Duffy and shortstop Brandon Crawford become Gold Glove Award-caliber infielders.
Wotus also has managerial experience in the Minor Leagues. He was manager in the Giants' farm system from 1991-97 and had a 554-412 record. His teams made the playoffs in six of his seven years as skipper.
Former Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr, who is a senior assistant to general manager Mike Rizzo, was listed as a candidate to interview for the Nationals' managerial opening, but the team has not contacted him -- yet. The same can be said for Alex Cora, who was considered a manager-in-waiting while playing for the Nationals in 2011. Cora was considered a mentor for Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa. The Nationals once offered Cora a coaching job in the Minor Leagues after the '11 season, but Cora kept playing and signed with the Cardinals.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All theTime. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.