Oakland A's beat writer Jane Lee is reporting that the team has completed it's extension deal with manager Bob Melvin, officially making him a part of the Green and Gold for the next three years.
The 49-year-old skipper took over as the interim manager after the A's fired Bob Geren in June, the first time the team has fired a manager mid-season in over 25 years. Melvin was crucial to turning the ship around (somewhat) with a 42-49 record after Tuesday night's 7-2 loss to the Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum.
A Bay Area native who played his college baseball at Cal, Melvin has previously managed the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks, sporting a 535-557 record in his eight seasons as a skipper. He also has the 2007 AL Manager of the Year award to his name as well after taking the D'backs to a 90-72 record and an NL West title that year.
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