SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Manager Bruce Bochy spent Friday morning at a hospital across the street from Scottsdale Stadium, not on the green grass, but it was business as usual for players and coaches. Bench coach Ron Wotus was technically in control, but the day’s schedule was made out long ago and players worked with their position coaches as they always do.
Bochy was released from Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center on Friday afternoon, according to his son, Brett, and was sent home to rest. He isn’t expected to be at the facility Saturday, although Wotus thinks Bochy may challenge doctor's orders.
“We miss him and we miss his presence here,” Wotus said. “But we want him to rest up and take all the time he needs. We know, knowing him, that he’ll want to get back here and throw three groups of BP. We just want him to get healthy.”
Bochy had two stents inserted in his heart after experiencing chest discomfort Wednesday and Thursday. He spent a night in the hospital, but was said to be eager to return to work. Immediately after Thursday’s procedure, Bochy texted Wotus and said he felt 100 percent better.
“That’s the blessing of this whole thing,” Wotus said. “They say it’s a routine procedure but every time you deal with the heart, it’s not routine to me. Thank God they caught it.”