For the third straight season, the Oakland A's will see a significant shake-up amongst their…
A's tab Lachemann for bench coach
Lachemann is a long-time coaching veteran who served on Tony La Russa's coaching staff in Oakland from 1987-1992. He left the A's in 1993 to manage the Florida Marlins, where he stayed until 1996. He has also managed in Seattle (1981-1983) and Milwaukee (1984). He has also served as a manager in numerous minor and winter leagues and was a minor league manager within the A's organization for five years in the mid-1970's. Lachemann has also been on the coaching staffs in St. Louis, Chicago (Cubs), and Boston. He has appeared in four World Series, including all three of the A's appearances from 1988-1990 and with Boston in 1986.
In the A's official press release, Macha was quoted as saying that Lachemann's previous managerial experience was key to his hiring.
"I think it was important to have someone in the position who had previous managerial experience and Rene obviously fits that bill," said Macha. "He is an outstanding baseball man with a tremendous amount of experience both as a manager and coach. He will be very helpful on the bench and in the clubhouse."
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