Baseball: Oakland gives Melvin 2-year extension
BY Staff and Wire Reports
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Bob Melvin is staying put in his native Bay Area, right where he has said he wants to be well into the future. The Athletics manager received a two-year contract extension Monday that takes him through the 2016 season after he led Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. Oakland became the first team to win a division or pennant after trailing by five games with less than 10 to play, beating Texas three times to win the division.