Former trainer Barney Nugent dies

Updated: February 24, 2014, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barney Nugent, a former athletic trainer for the San Francisco Giants, died Saturday. He was 61.

The Giants announced Monday that Nugent died in Massachusetts after a short battle with cancer. He was diagnosed last summer.

Nugent was San Francisco's trainer for 11 seasons from 1993-2003 -- during much of the home run chase by slugger Barry Bonds -- before retiring to Arizona. He served as a mentor and dear friend to current Giants athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, ...

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