The Athletics became the first major leagueteam to hire a femalecoach Tuesdaywhen they namedJustine Siegal a guest instructor for their Instructional League team.Siegal, 40, will work with A’s minorleaguers from Oct. 4-17 in Arizona, the team announced. A’sa sistant general manager David Forst told the San Francisco Chronicle that Siegal will work with infielders, hit fungos and throw batting practice, https://www.philliesedges.com/philadelphia-phillies/pat-neshek-jersey among other responsibilities.MORE: EachMLB team’s most iconic moment| Phoenix TV station hires Jen Welter as NFL analystWe feel like Justine has a lot to offer and that (the Instructional League)is a great place to get her feet wet,Forst said. She’ll be doing a little bit of everything.Siegal, who has a Ph.D.in sport and exercise psychology, became the first woman to coach men profe sionally in 2009 when she was the first-base coach for the independent Brockton Rox. She has https://www.philliesedges.com/philadelphia-phillies/drew-hutchison-jersey thrown batting practice for several major league teams.Honored and grateful to be a guest coach for @Athletics during Instructional League. Baseball really is a game for all. #DreamBig Justine Siegal (@justinebaseball) September 29, 2015Oakland has yet to complete its minorleague coaching a signments for next season,so there may be an opportunity for a full-time coaching job with the organization at some point.Justine knows that nothing has been promised, but we’re not ruling that out, Forst told the Chronicle.Forst said he Maikel Franco Jersey expects players to beaccepting of Siegal.It’s hard to say, but I hope there is no reaction I hope they see Justine as just another coach, he said.