Latest Bob Melvin News

AP source: Pinder, Kemp reach one-year deals with Athletics

Nov. 29, 2021 20:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Utilityman Chad Pinder has reached agreement on a $2,725,000, one-year contract and infielder Tony Kemp is receiving a $2.25 million, one-year deal as both players avoided salary arbitration with the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the...

Bob Melvin gets 3-year contract to manage Padres

Nov. 01, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Melvin put on a Padres home pinstriped jersey and stated the obvious about becoming San Diego's new manager. "What an opportunity. I'm probably as surprised to be here as you all are,” Melvin said Monday after being introduced at a news conference...

AP source: Padres hire Oakland's Bob Melvin as manager

Oct. 28, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have hired Bob Melvin away from the Oakland Athletics to be their new manager, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the hiring...

A's can't consistently find winning formula, miss playoffs

Oct. 04, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manager Bob Melvin truly believed he had a playoff team this year, and that's why Oakland's September stumble and frustrating finish remains perplexing to everybody involved. Even through an 0-6 start, numerous devastating injuries — most...

AL batting champion Gurriel lifts Astros over A's 7-6

Oct. 03, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — AL batting champion Yuli Gurriel hit a winning RBI single in the ninth inning, and the AL West champion Houston Astros headed to the postseason with a 7-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday. Gurriel hit .319 and became Houston’s second player to...

Astros rout A's 10-4, secure ALDS home-field advantage

Oct. 03, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker hit two of the Astros’ four homers as Houston locked up home-field advantage in the AL Division Series with a 10-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night. With the win, the AL West champion Astros will have host...

Astros' edge for home field in playoffs cut with loss to A's

Oct. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Olson and Chad Pinder each homered and the Oakland Athletics beat Houston 8-6 Friday night, cutting the Astros’ edge for home-field advantage in the AL playoffs. Houston leads the White Sox by one game for home field in their best-of-five Division...

Contending Mariners win for 10th time in 11 games; A's out

Sep. 30, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jarred Kelenic stood outside the Seattle Mariners dugout with the crowd roaring and holding a placard with a phrase borrowed from a popular television show. “Believe” has become Seattle's rallying call, and the Mariners are charging into the final...

Haniger's homer helps M's beat A's 4-2, close in wild card

Sep. 29, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit his 100th home run and third in two games, and the Seattle Mariners pulled within a half-game of the second AL wild card berth by beating the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Tuesday night. Tyler Anderson pitched four innings on two days' rest...

Haniger hits 2 HRs, M's beat A's to gain in wild-card race

Sep. 28, 2021 02:49 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two identical three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners gained precious ground in the AL wild-card race with a 13-4 win over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Seattle’s 10th straight victory against Oakland tied the team record...