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Darren Bush

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Darren James Bush

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Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder/catcher Darren Bush played three seasons in the independent Frontier League before spending 1999 and 2000 in the San Diego Padres farm system. He then played in the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 2001. Back in the independent circuits in 2002, he played his final year of pro ball with the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox of the Western Baseball League.

After retiring as a player, Bush managed one season in the independent Northeast League. He spent 2005 and 2006 as hitting coach for the Stockton Ports and became the club's skipper in 2007. After leading the club to a California League crown in 2008, he moved up to the Midland Rockhounds the next summer and captured the Texas League championship. He took over as skipper of the Sacramento River Cats in 2011. In 2013, he moved to the parent Oakland Athletics as bullpen coach, replacing Rick Rodriguez. In 2015, he was promoted to hitting coach, replacing Chili Davis and staying until the end of 2021. In 2022, he moved over to third base coach with the team, with additional responsibilities as run prevention coach and in 2023 was promoted to bench coach.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2003 Berkshire Black Bears Northeast League 41-51 7th
2007 Stockton Ports California League 64-76 8th Oakland Athletics
2008 Stockton Ports California League 76-64 2nd (t) Oakland Athletics League Champs
2009 Midland Rockhounds Texas League 78-62 1st Oakland Athletics League Champs
2010 Midland Rockhounds Texas League 70-70 4th Oakland Athletics Lost League Finals
2011 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League 88-56 1st Oakland Athletics Lost League Finals
2012 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League 86-58 1st Oakland Athletics Lost in 1st round

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