OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Ken Macha and the Oakland Athletics Wednesday parted company after the two sides could not agree to terms on a new contract.
His three-year deal expired after the 2005 season.
Macha had a record of 275-211, including an 88-74 mark in 2005.
The Athletics won the American League West in Macha's first year and finished second each of the past two seasons.
"We were unable to reach an agreement with Ken regarding a contract extension that was satisfactory for both parties," said vice president and general manager Billy Beane. "We would like to thank Ken for his seven years of service to the A's organization, in particular his last three seasons as our big league manager. We wish him well in all of his future endeavors."
Macha served as the club's bench coach for four years before taking over his first major league managerial role on Oct. 29, 2002.