Bochy returns to managing after hospital stay

Bochy returns to managing after hospital stay

MIAMI -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who was hospitalized Monday with an irregular heartbeat, was released from University of Miami Hospital on Tuesday morning and managed Tuesday night's game against the Marlins.

Bochy was treated and kept overnight for observation. The issue, he said, was not related to the two stents he had inserted in a heart procedure last February.

"There's no guarantee in anything but they don't see anything happening [going forward]," Bochy said before Tuesday's game. "I don't anticipate having another episode of this. I'm good. I'm good to go."

Bochy first felt off when the club arrived in Miami on Sunday night. He tried to sleep through it but after talking with head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, he decided to get it checked out.

Bochy said he's had this happen to him a few times and added that "it's not uncommon."

Even with his past heart issues, Bochy didn't feel that stress caused the irregular heartbeat. He was adamant he had never thought about walking away from managing.

"No, not at all. This is what I love to do," Bochy said. "Sure, there's stress in probably a lot of things you do. It could be in your family. It could be in your work. You can make it as stressful as you want. Sure, I care and want the club to do well. But I don't think I get stressed out. We get frustrated, and I think I do a good job of putting it behind me. That didn't play a part in it as much as some people may think."

Players filtered in and out of his office to welcome Bochy back after he missed San Francisco's 8-7, 14-inning win Monday night. Bench coach Ron Wotus filled in for him in his absence.

"They were just checking on me and how I'm doing," he said. "A lot of them said the 'hey, we're trying not to do this to you' type thing. They were all great."

Bochy guided the Giants to World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. He ranks 16th on the all-time managers win list with 1,766 victories, and he had the Giants sitting atop the National League West standings by one game over the Dodgers entering Tuesday.

Patrick Pinak is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Giants on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.