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Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after dismal start

...credited two of his managers, Jim Leyland in Florida and Bob Melvin in Arizona, for leaving a lasting influence."Jim Leyland was hard on you, but fair," Counsell said. "And Bob Melvin kind of let me into the back room and let me understand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-05-04/craig-counsell-hired-bre
All-time hits leader Rose applies for reinstatement

...Monday. ATHLETICS: Sonny Gray, 25, has been picked to start the opener for the second consecutive season.Manager Bob Melvin made the announcement Monday, saying Gray will face Texas on April 6. He went 14-10 last season and led the A's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-16/all-time-hits-leader-ros
Trade-happy clubs in West enjoy beefed-up rosters

...worked a lot this off-season, both on and off the field. This was as busy as we've been, for a reason."Manager Bob Melvin had to check the backs of jerseys to learn all the names of his new players at FanFest last month."You notice it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-07/trade-happy-clubs-west-e
Diamondbacks hire Chip Hale as manager

...league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the past three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.Arizona hired Tony La Russa as chief baseball officer in May, and the retired Hall of Fame manager is overhauling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-13/diamondbacks-hire-chip-h
Major League Baseball replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

...will get overturned or not, depending at the importance at the time, where you are in the game," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.And perhaps there might be something else to consider come October.The rule on those pesky plays at home, generating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-30/major-league-baseball-re
Braves' offense breaks out in win over A's

...A's have lost three in a row and five of six."We're just going through a tough time right now," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "You start to press a little bit offensively and it can be contagious as a group. You start swinging at some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-15/braves-offense-breaks-ou
Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...the left-handed Alex Wood, but he started in left field Saturday."It's a special thing," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. "Sometimes it's great to play in front of the hometown crowd, sometimes it's not, depending on how you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/former-augusta-greenjack
A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

...day Lester would start, though it's likely to be Saturday. Sonny Gray (12-3) is scheduled for Friday. Manager Bob Melvin has discussed the idea of giving some pitchers extra days between outings to keep them fresh in the second half."Well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-31/get-lester-gomes-red-sox
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