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Major League Baseball is in the middle of its first work stoppage in 26 years. The owner-imposed lockout means that MLB players cannot be signed or traded, but baseball has still seen some changes on the coaching front. The New York Mets and Oakland Athletics both hired managers in December, becoming the last two teams to fill managerial vacancies. The Mets hired veteran Buck Showalter, while the A's turned to first-time manager Mark Kotsay.

The Padres and Cardinals also made manager changes this season. St. Louis brought in Oliver Marmol after firing Mike Shildt despite a run to the Wild Card Game. The Padres added Bob Melvin from Oakland, creating the vacancy for the A's.

Here's a closer look at the offseason manager carousel. 

MLB managerial changes