Giants will retain all their coaches

SAN FRANCISCO — Manager Bruce Bochy is bringing back his entire coaching staff for 2012.

Bochy met with each of his coaches in recent days to give them the news they would return. Coaches are typically on one-year contracts.

"I've talked to the staff and we plan on having everybody back," Bochy said Monday.

Details were still to be worked out, said Bochy.

There has been criticism of hitting coach Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens because of San Francisco's struggling offense, though the Giants ultimately decided it wasn't Meulens' fault. He has worked tirelessly with hitters and regularly travels during the winter to visit different players.

Meulens wants to "right the ship" come 2012.

"We are grateful. We are thankful that the organizational has given us a shot at it, backing us up," Meulens said. "After all, it's a pretty good year. It's a disappointing year but considering all the injuries and all the different situations the whole team went through, it's a different team on the field today than we won the World Series with."

The reigning World Series champion Giants entered Monday night's 3-1 win over Colorado ranked last in the National League in runs scored with 557, last in RBIs (522) and on-base percentage (.303). They also dealt with season-ending injuries to 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey and second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

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