FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin gestures during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin gestures during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday, Jan. 14, 2013,  that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
FILE - In this March 17, 2012, file photo, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin gestures during a spring training baseball game in Scottsdale, Ariz. Melvin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2016 season after leading Oakland to a surprising AL West title last year. The A's announced Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, that Melvin, the reigning AL Manager of the Year, received a new deal. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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