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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
Small-ball style has been royal pain for Kansas City's opponents

...Royals led the majors with 153 stolen bases this season, and were such a threat on the base paths that Oakland manager Bob Melvin crafted his lineup to deal with their speed.It didn't do a whole lot of good.The Royals wound up swiping seven...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-04/small-ball-style-has-bee
Royals beat Athletics in 12-inning AL wild-card thriller

...fifth inning, and Lester - long a thorn in the side of Kansas City - had started to hit his stride. But A's manager Bob Melvin opted to send him out for the eighth inning, and the Royals finally got Lester into a real jam.Luke Gregerson entered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-01/royals-beat-athletics-12
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
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