|A's Let Go Of Three Coaches|
by Melissa Lockard of OaklandClubhouse.com, September 30, 2011 at 6:54 pm ET
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The Oakland A's announced on Friday that they would not renew the contracts of pitching coach Ron Romanick, hitting coach Gerald Perry and bench coach Joel Skinner for the 2012 season. Third base coach Mike Gallego and first base coach Tye Waller have been asked to return and bullpen coach Rick Rodriguez is a candidate to return to his current position.
Romanick has been with the A's since 1999, when he joined the team as the minor league pitching coordinator. Under his tenure as the A's minor league pitching coordinator, Romanick developed Mark Mulder, Barry Zito, Rich Harden, Huston Street, Aaron Harang and Dallas Braden, among others. He was named the A's bullpen coach for the 2008 season and was promoted to pitching coach in 2011.
Perry and Skinner were brought in by the A's before the season by then-manager Bob Geren. Perry was in his second stint as the A's hitting coach and Skinner was in his first after a long tenure with the Cleveland Indians.