Geren will be first to interview for A's job

Geren, Washington to interview for A's job

Bob Geren, Oakland's bullpen coach for the past three seasons, will be the first to interview for the A's managerial opening.

An A's spokesman said Sunday that Geren will be interviewed Tuesday, and infield coach Ron Washington will be interviewed Wednesday. Both interviews will be conducted in Arizona.

Geren, who will spend the winter managing Escogido of the Dominican Republic winter league, has been in the A's organization since 1999. He managed for a year at Class A Modesto and spent the next three seasons as the manager at Triple-A Sacramento.

A longtime friend of Oakland general manager Billy Beane, Geren played 15 years of professional baseball, including parts of five big-league seasons with the Yankees and Padres.

Washington, who is scheduled to interview for the Marlins' opening Tuesday, has been on the A's big-league staff for 10 years. He played for the Dodgers, Twins, Orioles, Indians and Astros during 10 seasons in the Majors and managed for two seasons in the Mets organization.

The A's on Wednesday parted ways with manager Ken Macha, who was on the job for three years when Beane decided to cease negotiations on a new contract.

Mychael Urban is a national writer for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.