Robert Paul Melvin (born October 28, 1961) is an American professional baseball catcher, coach, and manager. He is currently the manager of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball.
During a 10-year playing career from 1985 through 1994, Melvin was a catcher for the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. In his eight-year managing career, he has managed the Seattle Mariners (2003–04), Arizona Diamondbacks (2005–09), and Oakland Athletics (2011–present). Melvin was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2007 and the American League Manager of the Year in 2012.
By Dean Hanley
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