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A's Officially Sign Bob Melvin to Three Year Extension

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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