Al Pedrique returns for his second season as A's first base coach and his sixth season on a Major League coaching staff. He was third base coach and interim manager for Arizona in 2004, third base coach for Houston in 2009 and bench coach for the Astros from 2010-11.
Prior to joining the Athletics, Pedrique spent five seasons managing in the New York Yankees farm system. He started at Single-A Charleston in 2013, moved to Single-A Tampa in 2014, was promoted to Double-A Trenton in 2015 and has spent the next two seasons at Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. He was named International League Manager of the Year in 2016 after guiding the RailRiders to the best record in all full season minor leagues (91-52, .636) and the Triple-A championship. Pedrique is 857-742 (.536) in 14 seasons as a minor league manager.
Pedrique managed for nine seasons in the minors in the Kansas City, Houston and Arizona organizations from 1995-2003 before earning his first Major League assignment in 2004. He began the season as Arizona's third base coach but was interim manager the second half of the season when the Diamondbacks went 22-61 (.265). Pedrique also managed the 2002 Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League and served as a coach for the World Team in the 2003 MLB All-Star Futures Game.
Pedrique returned to the Houston organization in 2005 as a special assistant to the general manager, a position he held for three seasons (2005-07). In October of 2006, his duties were expanded to include responsibility for all of the club's Latin American operations, including the overseeing of the franchise's academies as well as the player development and scouting efforts. He began the 2009 season as minor league field coordinator before joining the Astros as third base coach in September. He spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as bench coach.