MLB: Athletics Wants to Take the Bench Coach from Rays; has interviewed him several times

The Oakland Athletics have interviewed the bench coach of the Tampa Bay Rays, Matt Quatraro, in recent days, as part of his search for a new manager. He becomes the first known candidate to sit down with the Oakland bosses.

Strategist Kevin Cash’s top lieutenant for the past three seasons in Tampa Bay, met with Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants during the 2019-20 offseason and sat down with the Detroit Tigers last fall:

Oakland is on the hunt for a new foreman after Bob Melvin’s surprising departure to take over the dugout for the San Diego Padres. For the first time in more than a decade, the Athletics will enter a season without Melvin at the helm.

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Former player and former bench coach Ryan Christenson is leaving to take on the same role with Melvin with the Padres, removing a possible insider option from the mix. Will Quatraro stay as boss?

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even a friendly NBA 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Athletics Wants to Take the Bench Coach from Rays; has interviewed him several times