A's entire staff returning

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics will bring back their entire coaching staff in the same positions for the 2010 season.

The team announced the decision to keep manager Bob Geren's staff on Tuesday, just more than a week after finishing a 75-87 season that left the A's in last place in the AL West.

Pitching coach Curt Young will be back for a seventh season, with bullpen coach Ron Romanick returning for his third season. Tye Waller is back for his fourth season on the A's coaching staff and his second consecutive season as the team's bench coach.

Hitting coach Jim Skaalen, third base coach Mike Gallego and first base coach Todd Steverson all finished their first season in those roles.