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 Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 01:14 am
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The Oakland Athletics have inked longtime manager Bob Melvin to a one-year contract extension that will keep him in the East Bay through the 2019 season.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Melvin had been working on a two-year deal that would have expired at the end of the 2018 season.

The 55-year-old native of nearby Palo Alto, Calif., is completing his sixth full season as the Athletics' skipper. Over his tenure in Oakland, which began in the middle of the 2011 season, he led the A's to three consecutive playoff appearances from 2012-14, a run that included two AL West division titles and a pair of 90-win campaigns.

Melvin was named American League Manager of the Year in 2012 after guiding the Athletics to a surprising 94-win season and playoff berth.

The A's have finished below .500 in each of the last three campaigns, as they're currently in the midst of a rebuild.

Melvin owns a career record of 1,028-1,040 (.497) over his 14 seasons as a big-league manager with the Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Arizona Diamondbacks.