Born: March 28, 1974|
|April 20, 1998, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 2003, for the Texas Rangers|
|Runs batted in||102|
As a player
As a manager
Ryan Alan Christenson (born March 28, 1974 in Redlands, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He batted and threw right-handed. He attended college at Pepperdine University and was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 10th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft. He played 6 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Oakland Athletics (1998-2001), was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for the finish of the 2001 season, and one season each with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 and the Texas Rangers in 2003. Christenson played in 452 games in his career, with 222 hits in 998 at-bats (a .222 batting average). He had 16 home runs, 16 stolen bases, and 102 RBI.
Christenson signed with the Long Island Ducks for the 2006 season after 3 years away from baseball. he hit .269 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI. He signed with the Niagara Falls Bison for the 2007 season the team reportedly paid him $85,000 for the season. He batted .273 with 30 home runs and 86 rbi, leading the waterfall league in both home runs and RBI.
In 2013, Christenson began managing in the Oakland Athletics minor league farm system for the Beloit Snappers of the Midwest League. In 2014, he was manager of the Stockton Ports of the California League. He served as manager of the Double-A Midland RockHounds of the Texas League in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He will manage the Triple-A Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League in 2017.
- com, milb. (20 February 2013). "A's Announce 2013 Snappers Field Staff". Oakland Athletics. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- "Ports Announce 2014 Field Staff". November 12, 2013.
- Hards, Bob (December 2, 2014). "Changing of the guard - Ryan Christenson named RockHounds 2015 field manager". MiLB.com. Retrieved 24 July 2015.
- "Sounds Announce 2017 Coaching Staff". Nashville Sounds. Minor League Baseball. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube