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A's exercise contract option for manager Bob Geren to keep him through next season

Even though his club is likely to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season, Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane saw no reason to let manager Bob Geren's contract status linger.Confident in the direction that the youngest team in the majors is headed, Beane and the A's on Saturday exercised the club option on Geren's contract for the 2011 season, saying his influence and work with the club's younger players is critical to the franchise's future."At the end of the day it seemed pretty obvious to all of us," Beane said. "For us it's critical that we have a manager that's not only a teacher but has the patience to get through some of the growing pains a young player's going to have. Bob and the rest of the staff have certainly done that."The A's have been beset by a number of injuries to their front-line players. All-Star infielder Eric Chavez played in only 33 games before being sidelined for the year because of back and shoulder issues. Pitcher Ben Sheets , who signed a $...

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