He must have nailed the interview.
Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News passes along notice that the Giants hired former Nationals manager Jim Riggleman on Thursday evening to serve as a “special assignment scout,” primarily covering the National League East.
Riggleman abandoned his post as Nationals skipper on June 23 due to a contract dispute. It’s not yet known if he will try to pursue other management jobs this offseason or remain in a scouting capacity with the Giants. And that decision probably won’t be made until the end of the 2011 regular season.
Riggleman has a 662-824 career managerial record. He was 38-37 this year with the surprising Nationals.