Former Yankees infielder Fred "Chicken" Stanley as been named director of player development of the San Francisco Giants.
Giants GM Brian Sabean said "Fred is a consumate baseball man, who has experience in both the front office and on the field. His knowledge of the players in our system will help him hit the ground running in his new role."
Stanley had been SF's coordinator of Minor League instruction for the past three seasons.
Stanley played 14 seasons in the majors, 9 of them with the Yankees (1972-80). He made four post season appearances as a player, including World Championships with the Yankees in 1977 and '78.
Since retiring from the game Stanley has been:
**San Francisco's coordinator of Minor League instruction.
**Manager in the Giants chain for five seasons and was named the Northwest League's Manager of the Year in 2000 and 2001.
**Brewers' assistant general manager and director of player development.
**Brewers infield coach.
**Coordinator of Minor League instruction with the Seattle Mariners.
**Director of baseball operations with the Houston Astros.
**Director of instruction with the Oakland Athletics.