Bruce Bochy always has managed with his gut. Those same instincts told him it's nearly time to retire.
Bochy announced Monday this will be his last season managing the San Francisco Giants, his 25th as a big-league manager.
He told the team before Monday's spring training workout in Scottsdale, Ariz.
"In my mind it's time," he said.
Bochy, who turns 64 on April 16, had offseason hip replacement surgery that has him moving more swiftly. He came to San Francisco from the Padres before the 2007 season, in time to watch Barry Bonds break Hank Aaron's career home run record that August.
Bochy begins his 13th season with the Giants. He led the club to World Series titles in 2010, '12 and '14. He led the Giants to a 73-69 mark last year and is 1,926-1,944 in his career.
"I've managed with my gut. I came up here in 2007 on my gut. So it's a gut feeling it's time," he said. "It's been an unbelievable ride. There's so much in there to be grateful for, with the players, the city, the fans, my ride here. It's time. I'll stay in baseball and do something."
Every other manager with three or more titles has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. "I haven't even thought about that," he said.
Clark criticizes Manfred
Players' union head Tony Clark criticized baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for blaming players' demands for the slow free agent market and said an increasing number of teams are making little effort to "justify the price of a ticket."
Top free agents Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel remain unsigned with spring training underway.
Manfred said Sunday that "markets change" and "people think about players differently. They analyze players differently."
• Speedy outfielder Ben Revere is in spring training with the Rangers after signing a minor league contract. The 30-year-old former Twin last played in the majors with the Angels in 2017, when he hit .275 with 21 stolen bases in 109 games. He is a .284 career hitter with 211 stolen bases for five teams over eight big league seasons.
around the horn
College basketball: Former Augsburg, Iowa and Arizona coach Lute Olson, 84, was hospitalized after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend.
Soccer: Jurgen Klinsmann received a $3.35 million settlement of his contract with the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to its tax filing. His replacement, Bruce Arena, was given a $300,000 settlement.
Tennis: Serena Williams returned to the top 10 rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child. Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10. Naomi Osaka remains No. 1.
Hockey: Jaromir Jagr, the 47-year-old Czech winger and 13-time NHL All-Star, has recovered from a series of injuries that prevented him from playing for more than a year and appeared in a game Monday.
Gophers fall to Zags
The Gophers settled for a split against Gonzaga at the College Baseball Classic, falling 6-5 in Surprise, Ariz., on Monday after beating the Zags 8-5 on Friday.
The Gophers, who went 1-3 in their opening four games of the season in Surprise, scored two runs in the first inning without a hit off Zags starter Justin Blatner, who gave up one hit and struck out 11 in six innings. The Gophers scored twice in the seventh but stranded the tying run in the ninth after Ben Mezzenga's RBI single made it 6-5.
•Gophers senior Muyu Wu tied the school's 36-hole record at 5-under-par 139 and was tied for third after two rounds of the women's Moon Golf Invitational in Melbourne, Fla.
• The Gophers women's hockey team fell back to No. 2 in the latest U.S. College Hockey Online poll, behind No. 1 Wisconsin, with the Badgers getting nine first-place votes to the Gophers' six. The Gophers had been ranked No. 1 the past two weeks.
STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS