A's hire Gerald Perry as hitting coach

Updated: October 20, 2010, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have hired Joel Skinner as bench coach and Gerald Perry as hitting coach as part of an overhaul of their coaching staff.

The team announced the changes to manager Bob Geren's staff on Wednesday. Skinner replaces Tye Waller, who will be the first-base coach. Waller replaces Todd Steverson.

Perry has been a hitting coach for 10 seasons in the majors, including 2006 in Oakland when the A's made it to the AL championship series. He replaces Jim ...

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