Bob Melvin

Bob Melvin

About Bob Melvin

Robert Paul Melvin (born October 28, 1961) is the manager of the Oakland Athletics, and a former Major League Baseball catcher. During a 10-year playing career, he played from 1985a__94 for seven different teams. In his eight-year managing career, he has managed the Seattle Mariners (2003a__04), the Arizona Diamondbacks (2005a__09), and the Oakland Athletics (2011a__present). Melvin played ten seasons, mostly as a backup, for the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. He finished his career with a batting average of .233 and 35 home runs. As a Giant, he served as the backup for fellow catcher Bob Brenly, who like him went on to manage the Diamondbacks. He managed the Seattle Mariners in 2003 and 2004.

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