The Oakland Athletics have appointed Brad Ausmus as their new bench coach, the club announced on Friday:
Ausmus, who has managed for parts of five seasons, will provide rookie captain Mark Kotsay with an experienced perspective.
Ausmus, 52 years old, most recently team captain Angel of Los Angeles. He was fired after the 72-90 season in 2019 as the Angels pivoted to Joe Maddon. Before Ausmus worked with the Angels, he guided Detroit Tigers for four seasons, amassing a 314-332 record after taking over from Jim Leyland. The Tigers made a one-off post-season appearance under him, and that came after they won the American League Central Championship during his rookie season (2014).
Before turning to mining, Ausmus had an 18-year career as a ball catcher sawing him bat .251 / .325/ .344 (75 OPS +) and accumulated 16.5 Wins On Substitution, as calculated by Baseball Reference. His most marketable attribute is defense, and he’s earned three Golden Gloves due to his reputation as a general.
The Athletics will definitely have a new look next season. Longtime captain Bob Melvin is allowed to leave for San Diego Padres early this winter. Later, athletics also allow bench coach Ryan Christenson to depart for San Diego, creating the opening for Ausmus. Elsewhere, Darren Bush replaced Kotsay as third team coach. Coach Chris Cron’s new assistant is the father of the Rockies’ first player CJ Cron.
Oakland’s change is expected to continue to be the typical lineup. Number A to make multiple transactions at once The owner-imposed course of Major League Baseball is over, potentially including the first baseman Matt Olson; third warrior Matt Chapman; and start to throw the ball Sean Manaea, Frankie Montas, and Chris Bassitt.
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