By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Oakland Athletics have hired Mark Kotsay as their new manager. He had been the team’s third base coach.
Kotsay replaces Bob Melvin, who had been the team’s manager since 2011. He was named the Padres manager on November 1st.
Melvin received a three-year deal with the Padres. Kotsay’s financial terms have not been released yet.
MLB Insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the news. However, at this time, the team has not confirmed the news.
The hiring should be announced in the coming days.
Kotsay is a former Major League Baseball player. He takes over a team that went 86-76 in 2021 under Melvin.
He has been employed by the Athletics since the 2016 season. Kotsay also spent the 2015 season with the Padres.
This will be Kotsay’s first managerial opportunity. He is the latest former player to eventually become a manager for a team.
Once this becomes official, he will have to put a staff together. Several coaches from last season’s team remain under contract. Ryan Christenson, the Athletics bench cosch, has left to join Melvin’s staff with the Padres.
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