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Former manager Ausmus named bench coach of Oakland Athletics

Jan. 14, 2022 21:49 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Tigers and Angels manager Brad Ausmus will be the new bench coach of the Oakland Athletics under first-year manager Mark Kotsay. The A's announced Kotsay's staff Friday. Ausmus, who interviewed for the Mets managerial opening and has a 386-422 record...

Former outfielder Mark Kotsay named new manager of Athletics

Dec. 21, 2021 20:17 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay arrived for his interview with the Oakland Athletics as if his task was to make a strong first impression. His bosses, Billy Beane and David Forst, were beyond impressed at his preparation. Kotsay didn't come into the process considering himself a...

AP Source: Mark Kotsay replacing Bob Melvin as A's manager

Dec. 20, 2021 22:38 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Mark Kotsay has been hired to replace Bob Melvin as manager of the Oakland Athletics, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Monday night. Kotsay is being promoted from third base coach to manager, taking over the club he played for as an...

AP source: The Oakland Athletics have promoted Mark Kotsay from third base coach to manager, replacing Bob Melvin

Dec. 20, 2021 22:05 PM EST
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — AP source: The Oakland Athletics have promoted Mark Kotsay from third base coach to manager, replacing Bob Melvin.

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...

Correa, Freeman, Scherzer among baseball's top free agents

Nov. 22, 2021 04:08 AM EST

With a possible lockout on the horizon, it's been mostly business as usual on the free agent market — so far. Detroit signed left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez. Houston retained star righty Justin Verlander. Noah Syndergaard went from the Mets to the Angels on an expensive...

Rays send righty Brent Honeywell Jr. to Oakland for cash

Nov. 19, 2021 20:00 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays sent right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. to the Oakland Athletics for cash on Thursday, one of a series of moves ahead of Friday's reserve list deadline. The Rays also dealt righty Tobias Myers to the Cleveland Guardians for...

Giants' Farhan Zaidi voted MLB Executive of the Year

Nov. 09, 2021 00:22 AM EST

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi was voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year on Monday after San Francisco topped teams with 107 wins during the regular season. Zaidi, 44, finished his third season with the Giants,...

Athletics relievers Andrew Chafin, Jake Diekman depart

Nov. 04, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-handed pitcher Andrew Chafin declined his portion of a mutual option to stay with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, instead accepting a $500,000 buyout and becoming a free agent. The A's had decided to exercise the $5.25 million contract...

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...