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Teammates support booed A's reliever Jim Johnson

...comfortable everywhere," Young said. "I think he's comfortable here. He just hasn't had the same success."Manager Bob Melvin said Thursday he's going to be using Johnson mostly when the A's are behind, which could mean relatively little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-03/teammates-support-booed-
Expanded replay might make baseball more civil

...on them, because once they go look at replay, then you're basically told not to come back out," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "If you do, then you'll probably get thrown out of the game pretty quickly."Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-11/expanded-replay-might-ma
Dodgers' Beckett leaves start with thumb injury

...pitchers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin have arm injuries and could start the season on the disabled list.Manager Bob Melvin says Parker, who was set to start on Opening Day, has right forearm soreness and will see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-14/dodgers-beckett-leaves-s
Baseball clubhouses see changes in camaraderie

...you have a lounge rather than guys playing cards in the middle of the locker room."When Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin made his major league debut as a player with the Detroit Tigers in 1985, almost the entire team - players and coaches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-08/baseball-clubhouses-see-
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith wants baseball's Opening Day to be a national holiday

...July 24.Jaso was given the starting nod for the spring training opener in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a move manager Bob Melvin hopes will put Jaso at ease quickly. REDS: Alfredo Simon, who has spent most of his major league career as a reliever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-25/hall-famer-ozzie-smith-w
Top-ranked Arizona knocked from ranks of unbeaten by California

...attendance. Former Wildcats coach Lute Olson sat in the stands behind Arizona's bench, and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin - a former Cal baseball player - also supported his Bears."No. 1 brings out everybody," Montgomery said.The Wildcats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-02-02/top-ranked-arizona-knocke
Baseball notebook

...fortunate to have a handy and willing backup choice in Bob Melvin. The low-key Melvin so coveted the managing job that...likable demeanor to the task. "I think the record of Bob Melvin, and the coaches when they are announced, as well as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/07/bas_433664.shtml
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A's fire Geren, hire Melvin

...seasons and bringing in former Arizona and Seattle skipper Bob Melvin for the rest of the season."It felt like at this point...League with just 223 runs through the first 63 games."Bob Melvin will inherit some of the challenges that Bob had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2011-06-10/fire-geren-hire-melvin
Justin Verlander and Sonny Gray pick back up in Game 5

...pitching show Saturday night at the Coliseum."He's a little bit of a bulldog, he's scared of nothing," manager Bob Melvin said, noting Gray's experience on the big stage just last week."Everything that went on in that game factored into...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-09/justin-verlander-and-son
Andre Ethier gets starting nod in center field for Los Angeles Dodgers

...try to re-sign Bartolo Colon. The 40-year-old 18-game winner lost Game 1 of the division series, and manager Bob Melvin started rookie Sonny Gray in Game 5 against Justin Verlander.The A's could lose closer Grant Balfour in free agency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2013-10-11/andre-ethier-gets-starti