Gregg Popovich

A's make Justine Siegal first female coach

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Justine Siegal became the first female coach employed by a major league team when the A's announced Tuesday that she has been hired for a two-week stint as a guest instructor with the club's Instructional League team in Arizona.tmpplchld Siegal, who has completed Major League Baseball's scout school, threw batting practice for six teams, including the A's, in the spring of 2011.tmpplchld Siegal said she and A's general manager Billy Beane have stayed in touch and "I've always made my hopes known" that she would break into baseball.tmpplchld "There is no Jackie Robinson without Branch Rickey," Siegal told said by telephone,...