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Oakland A's Coaching Q&A: Jimmy Escalante

The 2013 season will be a homecoming, of sorts, for Jimmy Escalante. The longtime Oakland A's minor league pitching coach, who is a South Bay resident, will take over the position for the Stockton Ports next season. We spoke with Escalante about his new post, as well as the pitchers on his 2012 Arizona Rookie League A's squad.

After six seasons coaching in the Rookie, short-season and Low-A levels of the Oakland A's system, Jimmy Escalante will be making the jump to coaching at the High-A level in 2013. The South Bay resident will be leading the Stockton Ports' pitching staff next season after a successful year guiding the Arizona Rookie League A's in 2012. Escalante was a 36th-round pick of the Baltimore Orioles in...

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