The A’s won’t be bringing third base coach Al Pedrique back for the 2021 season, The Athletic’s Alex Coffey reports (Twitter link). This is expected to be the only change made to the Oakland coaching staff, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Pedrique has been a coach with the Athletics for the last three seasons, working as a first base coach in 2018-19 before shifting across the diamond to the third base box in 2020. Pedrique might be best known for his 83-game stint as the Diamondbacks’ interim manager in 2004, though the 60-year-old has over 25 years of coaching and managing experience at the minor league and Major League levels, as well as a special assistant job in the Astros’ front office from 2005-07. Before being hired in Oakland, Pedrique previous worked as a big league coach with Arizona in 2004 (as a third base coach) and with Houston from 2009-11 (third base coach and bench coach).
According to Pedrique via Coffey, the Athletics would “like to give someone else within the organization a chance” in a coaching role. Slusser thinks Mark Kotsay, currently the quality control coach, could be a candidate for the third base coach job, though she also suggests the A’s could go outside the organization for a familiar face. Chip Hale, who previously worked four years on Oakland’s coaching staff, recently became available after being let go from his third base coaching job with the Nationals earlier this month.
Its not his fault that he doesn’t get to waive many runners around 3b in the postseason.
Well we wave goodby to him
Actually, waiving runners is almost like a lost art, no one is running any longer…
Or even waving runners.
I heard he was popular with a’s fans as well … both of’em!!!
I’m glad you came up with this joke and decided to write it on here, no one has ever heard that one before. Nice job.
statman is still waiting for his team to get to the playoffs
Yeah, Shelton and I (the only two A’s fans) take offense to that! GTFO troll.
statman still angry his team finished last again.
He got more work out in the playoffs then your team did.
I remember when they were speculating this guy for Yankee Manager. No way that’s happening now.
Yes, this is the reason he won’t be managing the Yankees
People saw him on the homegrown show and felt that made him qualified to replace Girardi
Al Pedrique will always be first & foremost in my mind for being the most odd (not in a good way) selection for the 1987 NL All-Star team on RBI baseball.
There was no one better in the game today. Will probably get a managerial job for next season
Always thought he would’ve been a good choice for Yankees manager since he was the manager in the minors and coached a lot of the yankees players while they were coming up in the system