During a heated argument between, Giants’ Gabe Kapler was dismissed.

After a heated altercation between Giants pitcher Jarlin Garcia and the Los Angeles Dodgers during Thursday’s game, San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler was dismissed from the club.

Garcia imitated the Dodgers’ team-wide home run celebration after striking out James Outman.

Garcia stared down the Dodgers dugout. After Garcia and Mookie Betts exchanged words, umpire Phil Cuzzi issued a warning to both benches, much to the displeasure of Kapler, according to SFBay.

According to The Athletic, Kapler was frustrated Cuzzi took matters into his own hands while the manager was going to — and did — address Garcia himself.

The Dodgers’ Trea Turner said he was surprised at Garcia’s strikeout celebration, considering it came while the Giants were losing.

“I think nothing really surprises me anymore. But, at the time of the game and the score of the game and the inning, it didn’t really make a lot of sense to a lot of us. I think. But I guess that’s where they’re at,” Turner said, via The Athletic.

The Giants lost the game 5-3 and were swept in a four-game series by the Dodgers for the second time in as many weeks.

The SF Giants officially announced on Friday night that nine coaches had finalized roles on new manager Bob Melvin’s coaching staff. While it is not a complete staff, with pitching coach and catching coach the two most notable openings, it seems like the bulk of Melvin’s search to build a staff is complete. The majority of those announced were members of the team’s staff in 2022 under previous manager Gabe Kapler. However, there were two new additions who had worked with Melvin during his tenures with the San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics.

Ryan Christenson (Bench coach): Christenson joins the staff from the San Diego Padres, where he served as bench coach alongside Bob Melvin in 2022, and then was promoted to associate manager for 2023. Prior to his time in San Diego, Christenson was bench coach of the Oakland A’s, also alongside Melvin, from 2018 – 2021. Christenson, a former outfielder with the A’s, Diamondbacks, Brewers and Rangers, began his coaching career with the Oakland A’s in 2013, managing the A’s Class A Beloit Snappers. In August of 2020, he created controversy when he was caught on camera making a Nazi salute motion after a game. He issued an apology, stating “Today in the dugout I greeted players with a gesture that was offensive. In the world today of COVID, I adapted our elbow bump, which we do after wins, to create some distance with the players. My gesture unintentionally resulted in a racist and horrible salute that I do not believe in. What I did is unacceptable and I deeply apologize.”

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