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Garner came aboard as a special adviser to the A’s in August. Oakland was his first major league club.

Garner, who managed the Brewers, Detroit and Houston Astros, has spent regular time around the team.

The 62-year-old Garner owns a 985-1,054 career managerial record over 15 seasons. A three-time All-Star, Garner delivered the 10,000th hit in Oakland history against the California Angels on June 27, 1975.