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Report: Athletics agree to three-year contract extension with manager Bob Melvin

Sep 20, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

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According to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press, the Athletics and manager Bob Melvin have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension, effectively removing the interim tag.

Nothing official from the team yet, but they are expected to make an announcement the coming days.

Melvin, 49, took over as interim manager after Bob Geren was fired amid a nine-game losing streak in early June.

Entering tonight’s action, Melvin has a 42-48 record as the Oakland skipper. The Athletics sit at 69-84 on the season and in third place in the American League West.

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