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|Oakland Athletics — No. 17|
|Catcher / Manager|
|Born: September 22, 1961 |
San Diego, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|May 17, 1988 for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 26, 1993 for the San Diego Padres|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Peter Geren (born September 22, 1961, in San Diego, California) is the manager of the Oakland Athletics. He is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played in the majors for the New York Yankees and the San Diego Padres.
Geren was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the first round with the 24th pick of the 1979 draft. After spending ten years in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut for the New York Yankees in 1988, playing with New York through 1991. While with the Yankees, he appeared on the CBS daytime version of Family Feud hosted by Ray Combs with other members of his family late in 1988. He spent the first two seasons backing up Don Slaught. In 1990, he had his statistically best season as the starting Yankees' catcher. In 110 games, he had a .213 batting average with 8 home runs and 31 runs batted in.
Minor league manager
Geren was hired by then Boston Red Sox director of player development Bob Schaefer to manage in the Red Sox minor league system. He managed for them from 1995-1998 at the Rookie and Class A levels before leaving the organization over Schaefer's firing.
He next was the manager for the Oakland A's Triple-A affiliate Sacramento River Cats from 2000-2002. During this time he worked under A's General Manager Billy Beane, a longtime friend and former high school baseball opponent.
During the winter, Geren managed the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican Baseball League, winning the league championship in 2002.
Geren was eventually promoted to A's bench coach, a position he held through 2006.
Oakland A's manager
On November 17, 2006, Geren was promoted from his previous position as Athletics bench coach to the position of manager. He replaced Ken Macha, who was fired after disagreements with players and general manager Billy Beane. In 2007, Geren led the A's to a 76-86 record and their first losing season since 1998.
In March 2009, the A's and Geren agreed to a contract extension for one year, with an additional options year.
|Games||Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|Oakland Athletics||2007||162||76||86||.469||3rd in AL West||-||-||-|
|2008||161||75||86||.466||3rd in AL West||-||-||-|
|2009||162||75||87||.463||4rd in AL West||-||-||-|
|Total||485||226||259||.466||0 Division Championships||-||-||-||0 Playoff Appearances|
- ^ a b "Bob Geren Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gerenbo01.shtml. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- ^ "1992 Pawtucket Red Sox Statistics and Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. http://minors.baseball-reference.com/teams.cgi?yid=1992&lid=INT&tid=PAW. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- ^ http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/team/coach_staff_bio.jsp?c_id=oak&coachorstaffid=224103165435 Manager page from Official Website
- ^ A's to Announce Extension for Bob Geren ESPN, March 22, 2009
- ^ Athletics Manager Bio
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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