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• Robert Peter (Bob) Geren was named the Mets bench coach on October 14, 2011.

• Was the manager of the Oakland Athletics from 2007 until June 9, 2011.

• In addition, he was a member of the A's major league coaching staff from 2003-2006, a stretch that included two American League West titles (2003, 2006) and one appearance in the AL Championship Series (2006).

• Spent his first three seasons with Oakland as the team's bullpen coach before serving as Ken Macha's bench coach in 2006.

• Named the 28th manager in franchise history and the 17th in Oakland history on November 17, 2006.

• Served as a coach for the AL squad at the All-Star Game in 2010.

• Joined Oakland's organization in 1999 as a manager of the A's Modesto (A) club of the California League and spent the next three years (2000-2002) as the manager of the Sacramento (AAA) River Cats of the Pacific Coast League.

• Managed for three seasons in the Boston Red Sox farm system...Led Utica (A) of the New York-Penn League in 1995, the Gulf Coast (R) Red Sox in 1996 and Sarasota (A) of the Florida State League in 1998.

• His seven-year managerial record at the minor league level is 452-390, including a 319-253 record in Oakland's system.

• After the 2005 season, he managed Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.

• Was the California League's Manager of the Year in 1999 after Modesto finished with an 88-52 record and won the Northern Division in both halves of the season.

• Also directed Sacramento to consecutive first place finishes in the Southern Division of the PCL as the River Cats posted a 90-54 record in 2000 and a 75-69 mark in 2001.

• A former catcher, his playing career spanned 15 years, including five seasons in the major leagues with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.

• Was selected by the Padres in the first round (24th overall) of the 1979 Amateur Draft...Was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals prior to making his major league debut with the Yankees in 1988.

• Played four years with the Yankees from 1988- 1991 and enjoyed his best season in 1989 when he batted .288 (59-205) and hit a career-high nine home runs.

• Spent the 1992 season in the Red Sox minor league system.

• Finished his playing career with the Padres in 1993.

• Owns a .233 (178-765) career batting average in 307 major league games.

• Geren's son, Bobby, was drafted by Oakland in the 36th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign...He played four years at Princeton University...Geren's youngest son, Brett, is a senior catcher for the Princeton Tigers.

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