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Bob Melvin | Catcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (54) / 10/28/1961
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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The Athletics will interview Mark Kotsay next week for their bench coach position.
While there is no current vacancy there, the expectation is that current bench coach Mike Aldrete would slide over to become the first base coach should Kotsay join the coaching staff. Kotsay spent the 2015 season as the Padres hitting coach and prior to that worked as a special assistant to the general manager in their front office. Nov 7 - 8:40 AM
Source: CSN Bay Area

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Athletics promoted Billy Beane to vice president of baseball operations and David Forst to general manager.

This has been in the working for some time. Forst just finished up his 16th season with the Athletics and his 12th as an assistant general manager with the club. He obviously works very well with Beane and the other Oakland higher-ups. It should be an active offseason for the A's, who finished 68-94 in 2015.
Oct 5 - 2:10 PM

Athletics signed manager Bob Melvin to a two-year contract extension.

The extension will keep Melvin in Oakland through the 2018 season. Melvin is 385-339, a .532 winning percentage, in five seasons with the A's.
Sep 9 - 6:51 PM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Athletics will announce a contract extension for Bob Melvin on Wednesday.

The A's have announced a press conference for later Wednesday afternoon and Slusser has the scoop on what it's going to be about. She also reports that general manager Billy Beane and assistant GM David Forst are expected to receive title promotions at or near the end of the season. The A's are 385-339 (.532) in five seasons under Melvin. The skipper was the American League Manager of the Year in 2012 after previously winning National League Manager of the Year in 2007 when he was with the Diamondbacks.
Sep 9 - 1:09 PM

Bob Melvin was ejected from Sunday's game against the Astros for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott.

It's the first ejection of the season for the A's skipper. He raced out of the dugout and certainly got his money's worth before eventually getting the heave-ho from Wolcott.
Apr 26 - 5:23 PM

Athletics promoted Darren Bush to the position of hitting coach.

He'll replace Chili Davis, who recently left for the Athletics. Bush was Oakland's bullpen coach for the previous two seasons. Scott Emerson will replace him in that role while Marcus Jensen has been appointed to the position of assistant hitting coach/catching coach.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 04:23:00 PM

The Angels have given the Athletics permission to interview assistant hitting coach Dave Hansen for their vacant hitting coach position.

Susan Slusser of the Oakland Chronicle said Hansen is a frontrunner for the position, but it wasn't a given that the Angels would give their division rivals the go-ahead to talk with Hansen. The Athletics are searching for a hitting coach after Chili Davis left for the Red Sox. Hansen was a player under Bob Melvin while both were with the Mariners in the 2004 season.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 09:46:00 PM

Susan Slusser of the Oakland Chronicle reports that the Athletics are interested in Dave Hansen for their hitting coach vacancy.

Hansen currently serves as the assistant hitting coach for the division-rival Angels. Chili Davis had spent the previous three seasons in the role for the A's, but agreed to a deal with the Red Sox on Sunday to serve in that same capacity.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 07:36:00 PM

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