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Oakland A's, Manager Bob Melvin Agree To Three-Year Deal

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 06:  Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics directs his team against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 6, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 06: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics directs his team against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on August 6, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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The Oakland Athletics will remove the interim tag on Bob Melvin and announce him as their new permanent manager, according to Janie McCauley of the Mercury News. Melvin will be greeted with a three-year deal from Oakland.

Bob Melvin, 49, took over as the A's manager following Bob Geren's firing in June. Melvin's lead the team to a 42-48 record since being hired, an improvement over the 27-36 under Bob Geren.

Before joining Oakland, the skipper was a managerial candidate for several teams. The Mets, and Cubs both interviewed the 49-year-old, and Melvin was even a final candidate for the Brewers' managerial job (which ultimately went to Angels' bench coach Ron Roenicke).

The A's are the third team that will play under Melvin. The other two being the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks. Melvin holds a 535-556 career win/loss record, and has only taken one team to the postseason (2007 Diamondbacks).