Fri, 23 May 2014 11:52:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is away from the team Friday, May 23, to attend his daughter's graduation. Bench coach Chip Hale will manage the team against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:32:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday, March 18, that he will wait to announce an opening day starter for at least a few more days. "I think after these next starts, we'll have a better idea of how we line things up," Melvin said.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:30:07 -0700
Oakland Athletics RPs Jim Johnson, Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero are each considered locks for the bullpen for manager Bob Melvin. Left-handed RP Fernando Abad is also expected to get one of the vacant bullpen spot, with RP Evan Scribner looking like a good bet for another spot as a long reliever. That likely leaves on spot from a group of Ps Drew Pomeranz, Josh Lindblom, Joe Savery and Arnold Leon. Lindblom is believed to have the edge in the battle.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:41:36 -0700
It appears that Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin will not name a starting pitcher for Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series until at least Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:50:01 -0800
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin is not worried about finding playing time for all of his outfielders, saying there will be plenty to go around for OF's Chris B. Young, Yoenis Cespedes, Seth Smith, Josh Reddick and Coco Crisp. "There are enough at-bats for everyone," Melvin said. "It's how they're allotted that's the difficult part. We're set up for injuries if something were to happen along those lines, but I think it's going to be more of a feel thing."
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:05:04 -0800
The Oakland Athletics agreed to a two-year contract extension with manager Bob Melvin Monday, Jan. 14, that will carry him through the 2016 season. Financial terms of the extension were not given.
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:05:43 -0800
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin was named the American League Manager of the Year Tuesday, Nov. 13.
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:39:06 -0700
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin were named to the American League All-Star coaching staff.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:41:23 -0700
Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson was demoted to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for 3B Luke Hughes on the roster. Although the move is presumably to get Donaldson more seasoning at the plate, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Donaldson will continue to split time between third base and catching.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 01:51:48 -0800
The Oakland Athletics are going to give SP Jordan Norberto every chance to break camp with the club this year as a reliever. "With his stuff and the amount of starters we have, if he's going to make an impact, it's going to be in the bullpen," manager Bob Melvin said. "It's up to him to be able to go out there and calm down a little bit, think a little bit slower."