A's minor-league manager Garrison on ventilator due to COVID-19
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Longtime Oakland Athletics minor-league coach/manager Webster Garrison is battling COVID-19 and has been placed on a ventilator in Louisiana, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

When the A's learned Garrison had been diagnosed with coronavirus, they informed minor-league staff and players, though it's believed Garrison became infected after leaving the club's minor-league complex. The staff and players have all been quarantined for the past two weeks.

Garrison, 54, has been coaching in the Athletics' minor-league system since 1999, and served as manager of the Stockton Ports in 2019. He was assigned to manage one of Oakland's rookie-league teams for the 2020 campaign.

Prior to his coaching career, Garrison was a second-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1983. He never reached the majors with Toronto, but eventually appeared in 10 games for the Athletics during the 1996 season.

A's minor-league manager Garrison on ventilator due to COVID-19
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