San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Lou Piniella won't stay retired for long, as he is reportedly joining the San Francisco Giants front office as a consultant.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Piniella will lend his experience and baseball wisdom accumulated over 48 years in the game to the team about personnel and other matters.

The 67-year-old had stepped down as manager of the Cubs in August to tend to his family, citing his mother's failing health as the primary reason.

Piniella has a relationship with Giants general manager Brian Sabean that dates back to their time with the New York Yankees during the 1980's.

Piniella led the Cubs to NL Central titles in 2007 and 2008, but the team was swept in the Division Series both years. Chicago fell to 51-74 in 2010 after the rout.

Before the Cubs, Piniella also managed the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay. He earned AL Manager of the Year honors with Seattle in 1995 and 2001, and won a World Series title with the Reds in 1990.

Piniella is one of only five managers to win at least three Manager of the Year awards, including 2008 with the Cubs. He completed his career with 1,835 wins as a skipper.