Bob Melvin leaves D-backs after just three weeks

Jun 9, 2011, 3:41 PM | Updated: 4:45 pm

Well that was fast. Bob Melvin has already ended his third stint with the Arizona Diamondbacks less than a month after it began.

On Thursday morning the Oakland Athletics announced that they had fired their manager Bob Geren and replaced him with Melvin.

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Melvin had rejoined the organization as an adviser to the front office back on May 17. He had previously held the title of bench coach under Bob Brenly and manager from 2005 until he was fired 29 games into the 2009 season.

Melvin also managed the Mariners and has a 493-508 record as a manager in the majors.

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