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Manager Bob Melvin promoted Darren Bush to replace hitting coach Chili Davis, seeing a great deal of expertise in the A's former bullpen coach.
With Chili Davis now in Boston, the A's are promoting from within to name a new hitting coach, making a number of changes to their staff.
Jon Lester and Ned Yost are neighbors in Georgia and sometimes hunt together. But there was nothing friendly about their AL Wild Card meeting.