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Bob Melvin departs Arizona for personal matter; return date unclear

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics manager Bob Melvin has left spring training to tend to a personal matter.

A timetable for Melvin's return to Arizona was unclear, the club said Friday. Bench coach Mark Kotsay will manage the A's during Melvin's absence.

The 55-year-old Melvin is beginning his fifth season managing Oakland after previous managerial stints with Seattle and Arizona.
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