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SFGate Apr 19, 2018

Adding first-base coach Al Pedrique a coup for A’s

When Al Pedrique played in the Mets’ organization in the mid-1980s, he figured one teammate, a tall outfielder from San Diego, was going places. “We used to tease Billy in the clubhouse, tell him, ‘Don’t forget about your friends,’” Pedrique said. Billy Beane, the A’s vice president of baseball operations, delivered this offseason, hiring Pedrique as the team’s first-base and infield coach. “Al was always the hardest worker in the room since he was 18 years old,” Beane said. “He was quiet, and in a minor-league system...

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