A's name Mark Kotsay bench coach on Bob Melvin's staff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Former player Mark Kotsay is rejoining the Oakland Athletics as bench coach on manager Bob Melvin's staff. The A's announced the hiring of Kotsay on Thursday. In a 17-year big league career, Kotsay spent the 2004-07 seasons with the A's. Kotsay, who turns 40 next month, was San Diego's hitting coach last season in his first job as a professional coach. Mike...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A's make it official, bring Kotsay on as bench coach

On Thursday, the Oakland Athletics announced that they have reunited with a fan favorite: 39-year-old former outfielder Mark Kotsay has joined the club as Bob Melvin's bench coach. Earlier in the week it was revealed that the team planned to interview Kotsay for the position, and as it turns out that's exactly what happened. As for previous bench coach Mike Aldrete, the A's announced...
Via FOX Sports
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: A's interviewing Kotsay for bench coach role

Gritty outfielder Mark Kotsay had a 17-year career that ended after 2013, with four of them coming as a member of the Oakland Athletics. With the A's looking for some changes in order to bounce back from a dismal 68-94 season in 2015, they recently obtained permission to interview Kotsay for a potential role as Bob Melvin's bench coach. It's expected that they will interview Kotsay...
Via FOX Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Whack-a-Manager: Mark Kotsay

After letting Pat Murphy know he would not be getting the job, the search began for a new manager of the San Diego Padres. Sources are telling us who is being interviewed for the position, so let’s take a closer look. It’s time to play Whack-a-Manager with Mark Kotsay! Kotsay was drafted by the Florida (now Miami) Marlins with the ninth pick of the 1996 draft out of Cal State...
Via Padres Public
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

BP San Diego: Should Kots Stay or Should He Go? by Geoff Young

It`s only 18 months into his tenure, but things haven`t gone according to plan for Mark Kotsay
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres hire former outfielder Mark Kotsay as hitting coach

  Recently retired big leaguer Mark Kotsay was hired Monday as hitting coach of the San Diego Padres, a job with precious little security. Kotsay is the seventh person to hold the job since spacious Petco Park opened in 2004. By comparison, the Padres have had only two managers since then, Bruce Bochy and Bud Black. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired after the end of last...
Via Associated Press
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Kotsay Hired As Padres Hitting Coach

The San Diego Padres have hired Mark Kotsay as hitting coach, according to’s Corey Brock. Kotsay was previously a special assistant to the team’s General Manager. Kotsay replaces Phil Plantier, who was fired in October. This is Kotsay’s first professional coaching job. The Padres finished with a .226 team average, .292 on-base percentage and a .342 slugging percentage...
Via Baseball Essential
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres name Mark Kotsay hitting coach

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres announced today they have named Mark Kotsay hitting coach. Executive Vice President/General Manager A.J. Preller and Manager Bud Black made the announcement. Kotsay, who will turn 39 years of age tomorrow, will assume his first professional coaching role. After retiring from his playing career following the 2013 season, he spent the 2014 season in...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres Commercials? Padres Commercials!

A little over a year ago I wrote that The Padres Are Blowing it. That statement feels vague. I was speaking specifically about marketing the team to the casual fans of San Diego: Fortunately, I have a solution! The Padres need to take a portion of the windfall they received from Fox and start advertising the f*ck out of this team. I’m talking about commercials, people. The funny...
Via Padres Public
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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