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Oakland Athletics pick up manager Bob Melvin’s club option for 2022

May 29, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin (6) sits in the dugout before the game against the Los Angeles Angels at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Athletics on Tuesday exercised the club option on manager Bob Melvin’s contract for the 2022 season.

Melvin, 59, is the longest-tenured manager in Major League Baseball.

He owns an 808-715 record in 10-plus seasons since being named interim manager on June 9, 2011. His win total is the most among managers for the franchise since it was based in Oakland.

Melvin has led the A’s to six postseason appearance and three American League West titles.

He was named the Manager of the Year with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2007 and twice more with the Athletics (2012, 2018).

Melvin owns a 1,301-1,223 record in 18 seasons with the Seattle Mariners (2003-04), Diamondbacks (2005-09) and Athletics.

–Field Level Media