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Ron Washington replaces Mike Gallego as A's third base coach

OAKLAND, Calif. Mike Gallego said he was prepared for the phone call he got from A's manager Bob Melvin Monday morning saying that Gallego was no longer Oakland's third base coach. He'd been preparing for it at some level since the A's hiring of Ron Washington as a special infield coach to help shortstop Marcus Semien through an error-plagued first season with Oakland. And with the A's mired in dead last in the American League West with the worst record in the league, it was only a matter of time. "I told my family to be ready," Gallego said by phone from Seattle, where he'd flown with the team Sunday night. The A's start a three-game series...

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