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Coco Crisp to join A's radio broadcast as game analyst

Crisp to debut on March 10 for Spring Training game versus the Giants

Bringing the Bernie Lean back to the Coliseum, the Oakland A's today announced that former A's outfielder Coco Crisp has joined the radio broadcast team as a game analyst.

Crisp will join the radio booth for 33 games throughout the 2019 season and will be featured in content on the A's channel on TuneIn. He will make his debut during Spring Training when the A's face off against the San Francisco Giants on March 10.

Bringing the Bernie Lean back to the Coliseum, the Oakland A's today announced that former A's outfielder Coco Crisp has joined the radio broadcast team as a game analyst.

Crisp will join the radio booth for 33 games throughout the 2019 season and will be featured in content on the A's channel on TuneIn. He will make his debut during Spring Training when the A's face off against the San Francisco Giants on March 10.

"The time I spent in Oakland as a player was very special, so to come back in any role is exciting," Crisp said. "This is a new venture for me - there's excitement when you are doing something new in baseball and this is definitely new. I looked at how Dallas Braden transitioned as a player with Oakland and I always thought that this might be an opportunity. This was a no-brainer for me when it was presented."

"We're so excited to welcome Coco back to our organization," said A's President Dave Kaval. "We know he'll bring his baseball knowledge and love for the green and gold into the radio booth to provide a unique perspective of the game for our listeners." 

Crisp will join the great voices of the A's radio network - Ken Korach, Vince Cotroneo, Ray Fosse, and Chris Townsend. The A's have partnered with KTRB 860 AM and KHTK-AM 1140 in Sacramento. The dual stations, along with 17 additional radio network affiliates, will provide the largest coverage map ever for A's baseball. KTRB 860 AM will air every A's game, and KHTK-AM will air every game minus Sacramento Kings game conflicts. The Club will also debut free in-territory live streaming and a dedicated A's channel on TuneIn, the leading global live audio streaming service. The A's TuneIn channel can be accessed at tunein.com/athletics.com.

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Oakland A's announce 2019 TV broadcast schedule

The Oakland A's today announced that all 162 regular season games will be televised in 2019, including 147 on NBC Sports California. The remaining 15 games will be available on MLB Network, Fox Sports 1, and ESPN. In addition to the regular season games, NBC Sports California will air two A's Spring Training games against the San Francisco Giants on March 10 and March 24.

A's games on NBC Sports California will feature the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Glen Kuiper calling the play-by-play action and Ray Fosse as color analyst. Former A's pitcher Dallas Braden will be featured in select telecasts as a color commentator and a field analyst, reporting from a unique vantage point close to the action. Longtime in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi will be featured as a sideline reporter for select home games. 

The Oakland A's today announced that all 162 regular season games will be televised in 2019, including 147 on NBC Sports California. The remaining 15 games will be available on MLB Network, Fox Sports 1, and ESPN. In addition to the regular season games, NBC Sports California will air two A's Spring Training games against the San Francisco Giants on March 10 and March 24.

A's games on NBC Sports California will feature the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of Glen Kuiper calling the play-by-play action and Ray Fosse as color analyst. Former A's pitcher Dallas Braden will be featured in select telecasts as a color commentator and a field analyst, reporting from a unique vantage point close to the action. Longtime in-stadium host Kara Tsuboi will be featured as a sideline reporter for select home games. 

During the 2019 MLB season, NBC Sports California will also host game day shows A's Pregame Live and A's Postgame Live, giving viewers in-depth game previews, game breakdowns, clubhouse interviews, and more. The shows are anchored by veteran sportscaster Brodie Brazil, with analysis from Braden, Dave Stewart, Bip Roberts, and Shooty Babbitt.

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A's sign OF Robbie Grossman to one-year deal

RHP Daniel Gossett placed on 60-day injured list

The Oakland Athletics have signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a one-year Major League deal for the 2019 season. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Grossman, 29, joins the Athletics after spending the last three seasons with the Minnesota Twins. In 2018, Grossman hit .273 with a .367 on-base percentage, five home runs, 48 RBIs, and 50 runs scored in 129 games played. For his career, Grossman has a .256 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, 36 home runs, 193 RBIs, and 239 runs scored in 537 games played with Houston (2013-15) and Minnesota (2016-18).

The Oakland Athletics have signed outfielder Robbie Grossman to a one-year Major League deal for the 2019 season. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Grossman, 29, joins the Athletics after spending the last three seasons with the Minnesota Twins. In 2018, Grossman hit .273 with a .367 on-base percentage, five home runs, 48 RBIs, and 50 runs scored in 129 games played. For his career, Grossman has a .256 batting average, .355 on-base percentage, 36 home runs, 193 RBIs, and 239 runs scored in 537 games played with Houston (2013-15) and Minnesota (2016-18).

Gossett, 26, appeared in five games for the A's last year before undergoing Tommy John surgery on Aug. 1. In those five appearances, he finished 0-3 with a 5.18 ERA, 12 strikeouts, and eight walks. For his career, Gossett is 4-14 with a 5.91 ERA in 23 appearances -- all starts.

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A's announce radio partnerships with KTRB 860 AM, KHTK-AM 1140

Club to debut free in-territory live streaming, dedicated A's channel on tunein

The Oakland A's today announced a new radio broadcast agreement with KTRB 860 AM and an expanded partnership with KHTK-AM 1140 in Sacramento. The dual stations, along with 17 additional radio network affiliates, will provide the largest coverage map ever for A's baseball.

The Club also announced a partnership with TuneIn, the leading global live audio streaming service. In addition to free live streaming of all A's games in-territory, TuneIn will launch a 24/7 A's channel. The A's TuneIn channel will air exclusive team content, including special programming and podcasts.

The Oakland A's today announced a new radio broadcast agreement with KTRB 860 AM and an expanded partnership with KHTK-AM 1140 in Sacramento. The dual stations, along with 17 additional radio network affiliates, will provide the largest coverage map ever for A's baseball.

The Club also announced a partnership with TuneIn, the leading global live audio streaming service. In addition to free live streaming of all A's games in-territory, TuneIn will launch a 24/7 A's channel. The A's TuneIn channel will air exclusive team content, including special programming and podcasts.

"Our new partnerships with KTRB 860, KHTK-AM 1140, and TuneIn significantly amplify our coverage and reach, ensuring that every Spring Training and regular season game will be available throughout Northern California. These partnerships will allow us to reach A's fans from as far north as Butte and Mendocino Counties across the Bay Area and down to Fresno and Monterey, with both terrestrial and free streaming broadcasts," said A's COO Chris Giles. "We are also thrilled to launch a 24/7 A's channel on TuneIn and deliver exclusive content and unprecedented coverage throughout the season."

Ken Korach will return for his 24th season with the A's and his 14th as the team's lead radio announcer, pairing with Vince Cotroneo, who will begin his 14th season with the Club. Ray Fosse will also make special appearances in the booth throughout the season. The team will debut expanded pre and postgame shows - A's Total Access and A's Clubhouse - hosted by Chris Townsend.

KIQI (1010 AM, San Francisco) and KATD (990 AM, Pittsburg) will serve as the Spanish-language home of Oakland A's baseball, broadcasting 72 games. Amaury Pi-González, will return for his 26th season with the A's and 36th season overall in MLB. González will be joined by Manolo Hernández-Douen, who will begin his 11th season as an A's analyst.

KTRB 860 AM will air every A's game, and KHTK-AM will air every game, minus Sacramento Kings game conflicts. The A's TuneIn channel can be accessed at tunein.com/athletics.com.

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A's sign LHP Brett Anderson to one-year deal

LHP Sean Manaea placed on 60-day Injured List

The Oakland Athletics have signed left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson to a one-year contract for the 2019 season. To make room on the Major League 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Last year Anderson, 31, made 17 appearances with the A's -- all starts -- tallying 47 strikeouts and a 4.48 ERA spanning 80 1/3 innings pitched. For his career, Anderson has a 4.09 ERA and 592 strikeouts in 821 1/3 innings including time with Oakland (2009-13), Colorado (2014), Los Angeles-NL (2015-16), Chicago-NL (2017), Toronto (2017) and Oakland again (2018).

The Oakland Athletics have signed left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson to a one-year contract for the 2019 season. To make room on the Major League 40-man roster, left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea was placed on the 60-day injured list.

Last year Anderson, 31, made 17 appearances with the A's -- all starts -- tallying 47 strikeouts and a 4.48 ERA spanning 80 1/3 innings pitched. For his career, Anderson has a 4.09 ERA and 592 strikeouts in 821 1/3 innings including time with Oakland (2009-13), Colorado (2014), Los Angeles-NL (2015-16), Chicago-NL (2017), Toronto (2017) and Oakland again (2018).

Manaea, 27, returns to the 60-day injured list while recovering from September arthroscopic shoulder surgery. In 2018, Manaea went 12-9 with one complete game and a 3.59 ERA, including 108 strikeouts in 27 starts for Oakland. His 3.59 ERA is a career best, he tied a career high in wins (12 in 2017) and set a new high for innings (158 2/3 in 2017). At the time of his placement on the injured list, he was tied for second in the American League in games started, ninth in innings pitched and sixth in fewest walks per nine innings (1.79).

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Oakland A's hire Chris Townsend as host and senior broadcast producer

The Oakland Athletics have hired Chris Townsend as Host and Senior Broadcast Producer, the Club announced today. In this newly created role, Townsend will be responsible for creating and delivering multimedia A's content across multiple platforms. 

"I can't tell you how grateful I am to get the opportunity to work for the organization that I love. I've always appreciated working around the team, but my dream has always been to work directly for the organization," said Chris Townsend. "With the direction the A's are going, I'm thrilled to be able to provide this fanbase the coverage and depth that they've always wanted and deserved."

The Oakland Athletics have hired Chris Townsend as Host and Senior Broadcast Producer, the Club announced today. In this newly created role, Townsend will be responsible for creating and delivering multimedia A's content across multiple platforms. 

"I can't tell you how grateful I am to get the opportunity to work for the organization that I love. I've always appreciated working around the team, but my dream has always been to work directly for the organization," said Chris Townsend. "With the direction the A's are going, I'm thrilled to be able to provide this fanbase the coverage and depth that they've always wanted and deserved."

"We are thrilled to welcome Chris to our organization," said A's COO Chris Giles. "He is a veteran Bay Area host and personality, and he will offer fans a never-before-seen look inside our organization."

Townsend will also return to the airwaves as the host of the A's pre and postgame shows and in-studio host during the broadcasts. Fans will continue to be able to engage with him during the games from inside the broadcast center at The Treehouse.

Townsend has worked in numerous capacities covering the A's, from prior roles in both TV and radio. He joins the A's after working for a number of local sports companies, including 95.7 The Game, KNBR 680, and CSN Sports Bay Area. Chris has lived in the Bay Area for more than 25 years after attending San Jose State and playing baseball for the Spartans.

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Oakland A's hire Sandy Alderson as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations

The Oakland Athletics have hired Sandy Alderson as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations, the club announced Tuesday. 

"I am thrilled to welcome Sandy as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations," said Billy Beane, A's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. "His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and perspective he will add at every level of the organization. David and I couldn't be more excited to bring him back to Oakland."

The Oakland Athletics have hired Sandy Alderson as Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations, the club announced Tuesday. 

"I am thrilled to welcome Sandy as a Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations," said Billy Beane, A's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations. "His mentorship and friendship have been invaluable to me over the course of my career, and I look forward to the expertise and perspective he will add at every level of the organization. David and I couldn't be more excited to bring him back to Oakland."

"I am really excited to return to the A's and the Bay Area," said Alderson. "I look forward to being as helpful as I can to Billy, David, and the rest of the Baseball Operations staff."

This will be Alderson's 18th season with the A's. He joined the Club as General Counsel in October 1981 and was named Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations in 1983. He was the architect of the A's three straight American League Pennant-winning clubs from 1988-90, including a World Championship in 1989. He served as General Manager through 1997 and was also President from 1993-95 and 1997-98.

Following his time in Oakland, Alderson served as Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations from 1998-2005, the San Diego Padres Chief Executive Officer from 2005-09, special consultant to Baseball's Commissioner for Latin America in 2010, and New York Mets General Manager from 2011-18.

Alderson received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. He served as a Marine Infantry Officer for four years with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He and his wife, Linda, have two children and five grandchildren.

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A's agree to terms with RHP Marco Estrada on a one-year contract

The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada on a one-year contract for the 2019 season, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's outrighted right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell to Triple-A Las Vegas. Bridwell will be a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring.

Estrada was 7-14 with a 5.64 ERA and .274 opponents batting average in 28 starts for Toronto last year after going 32-26 with a 3.88 ERA and .222 opponents average in 96 games, 90 starts, over his first three seasons with the Blue Jays from 2015-17. He had his best season in 2015 when he went 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA and was named to the American League All-Star Team in 2016.

The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada on a one-year contract for the 2019 season, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A's outrighted right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell to Triple-A Las Vegas. Bridwell will be a non-roster invitee with the A's this spring.

Estrada was 7-14 with a 5.64 ERA and .274 opponents batting average in 28 starts for Toronto last year after going 32-26 with a 3.88 ERA and .222 opponents average in 96 games, 90 starts, over his first three seasons with the Blue Jays from 2015-17. He had his best season in 2015 when he went 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA and was named to the American League All-Star Team in 2016.

Estrada made his Major League debut with Washington in 2008 and appeared in 15 games in two seasons with the Nationals before spending five years in Milwaukee. He has pitched 11 seasons in the majors and is 62-66 with a 4.24 ERA and .237 opponents batting average in 278 games, including 189 starts. The 35-year-old right-hander has also pitched in the postseason in 2011, 15 and 16 and is 3-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 10 games, including six starts.

Bridwell was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. He went 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA in five games with the Angels and 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Salt Lake last year. Bridwell had two stints on the Bees disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, missing time from April 19 to May 17 and June 8 to Sept. 10.

The complete 2018 and career statistics for Estrada follow:

 

ESTRADA

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

TORONTO

7

14

5.64

28

28

0

0

0

143.2

155

91

90

50

103

Buffalo (AAA)

0

1

8.10

1

1

0

0

0

3.1

3

3

3

2

3

CAREER

62

66

4.24

278

189

0

0

0

1227.2

1102

607

578

387

1083

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A's claim RHP Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Angels

The Oakland A's claimed right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, the club announced Tuesday.

Bridwell went 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA in five games with the Angels and 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Salt Lake last year. He had two stints on the Bees disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, missing time from April 19 to May 17 and June 8 to Sept. 10. The 27-year-old right-hander has been claimed off waivers three times since the end of the season, going to the New York Yankees on Nov. 26 and returning to the Angels Dec. 21. He was designated for assignment a week ago today.

The Oakland A's claimed right-handed pitcher Parker Bridwell off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, the club announced Tuesday.

Bridwell went 1-0 with a 17.55 ERA in five games with the Angels and 1-1 with an 8.68 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Salt Lake last year. He had two stints on the Bees disabled list with an inflamed right elbow, missing time from April 19 to May 17 and June 8 to Sept. 10. The 27-year-old right-hander has been claimed off waivers three times since the end of the season, going to the New York Yankees on Nov. 26 and returning to the Angels Dec. 21. He was designated for assignment a week ago today.

Bridwell was originally selected by Baltimore in the ninth round of the 2010 draft and made his Major League debut in 2016, appearing in two games for the Orioles. He was traded to the Angels for cash or a player to be named later April 17, 2017 and went 10-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 21 games, including 20 starts, for the Angels in 2017. Bridwell is 11-3 with a 4.60 ERA in 28 career appearances, including 21 starts, in three seasons in the majors.
 

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A's agree to terms with five arbitration eligible players

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea, infielders Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and outfielders Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Canha started games at five different positions for the A's last year and batted .249 with a career-high 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games. He also had career bests in on-base percentage (.328), slugging percentage (.449), OPS (.778) and walks (34). The 29-year-old right-handed hitter belted 13 of his 17 home runs against left-handed pitchers and tied for second in the American League in home runs against lefties.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea, infielders Jurickson Profar and Marcus Semien and outfielders Mark Canha and Khris Davis on one-year contracts for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Canha started games at five different positions for the A's last year and batted .249 with a career-high 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 122 games. He also had career bests in on-base percentage (.328), slugging percentage (.449), OPS (.778) and walks (34). The 29-year-old right-handed hitter belted 13 of his 17 home runs against left-handed pitchers and tied for second in the American League in home runs against lefties.

Davis hit a Major League leading and career-high 48 home runs and ranked second with a career-high 123 RBI last year. It was his third straight season with 40 home runs and 100 RBI, making him the 22nd player in ML history with at least three straight seasons of 40 home runs and 100 RBI. The 31-year-old right-handed hitter leads the majors with 133 home runs over the last three years and is second with 335 RBI.

Manaea was 12-9 with a 3.59 ERA and .232 opponents batting average in 27 starts last year before going on the disabled list Aug. 26 with a shoulder injury. He underwent surgery Sept. 19 and missed the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old left-hander authored the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history and 12th in Athletics history on April 21 against Boston.

Profar was acquired from Texas Dec. 21 in a three-team seven-player trade. He had career highs in nearly every offensive category with the Rangers last year, batting .254 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI in 146 games. The 25-year-old switch-hitter added 35 doubles and 10 stolen bases and was one of just five American League players with at least 35 doubles, 20 home runs, 75 RBI and 10 stolen bases.

Semien batted .255 with 15 home runs and 70 RBI in 159 games with Oakland in 2018. He had career highs in at bats (632), runs (89), hits (161), doubles (35), walks (61) and stolen bases (14). The 28-year-old right-handed hitter is one of nine Major Leaguers with at least 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in each of the last four seasons.

The A's have one remaining player on their roster eligible for arbitration: Blake Treinen.

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A's agree to terms with LHP Ryan Buchter

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter on a one-year contract for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Buchter went 6-0 with a 2.75 ERA and .219 opponents batting average in 54 relief appearances in his first season with the A's last year. He allowed just 2-of-30 (6.7%) inherited runners to score, which was the lowest percentage in the majors. The 31-year-old left-hander had a .169 opponents batting average against left-handed hitters and .121 with runners in scoring position.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ryan Buchter on a one-year contract for the 2019 season, avoiding arbitration.

Buchter went 6-0 with a 2.75 ERA and .219 opponents batting average in 54 relief appearances in his first season with the A's last year. He allowed just 2-of-30 (6.7%) inherited runners to score, which was the lowest percentage in the majors. The 31-year-old left-hander had a .169 opponents batting average against left-handed hitters and .121 with runners in scoring position.

The A's have five remaining players on their roster eligible for arbitration: Mark Canha, Khris Davis, Sean Manaea, Marcus Semien and Blake Treinen.

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Oakland A's to host FanFest in Jack London Square

Fans can meet players, coaches, and alumni at free event on Jan. 26

The Oakland A's will host their annual FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Jack London Square. The free event, presented by NBC Sports California, gives fans the opportunity to meet players and coaches ahead of the 2019 season. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will begin with a "Welcome Walk" featuring players, coaches, and alumni at 9:45 a.m. Fans are encouraged to line Water Street from Scott's Seafood to the main stage at the Ferry Lawn. 

The Oakland A's will host their annual FanFest on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Jack London Square. The free event, presented by NBC Sports California, gives fans the opportunity to meet players and coaches ahead of the 2019 season. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will begin with a "Welcome Walk" featuring players, coaches, and alumni at 9:45 a.m. Fans are encouraged to line Water Street from Scott's Seafood to the main stage at the Ferry Lawn. 

Twenty players, including Chris Bassitt, Ryan Buchter, Mark Canha, Jharel Cotton, Mike Fiers, Dustin Fowler, Sean Manaea, Nick Martini, Matt Olson, Chad Pinder, and Andrew Triggs, are scheduled to join FanFest. Fans will also have the chance to meet A's legends Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, Bip Roberts, and Dave Stewart.  

FanFest will include autograph and question-and-answer sessions throughout the day. The event will feature 10 free food trucks, giveaways, inflatable games, and a merchandise station. NBC Sports California, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, and StubHub will also have experiences for fans to enjoy at the event. 

The Community Zone, located at Broadway and Embarcadero, will have activities for kids, including face painting and photos with Stomper and the Hall of Fame racers. Chevron will host a Science of Baseball Showcase featuring STEM exhibits and demonstrations. Fans can also purchase past giveaway items and A's memorabilia at the Community Zone yard sale benefiting the Oakland A's Community Fund. 

Fans can learn about plans for the new ballpark at Howard Terminal and redevelopment of the Coliseum site at the Ballpark Experience Area, located along Water Street. Members of the ballpark design team will be on hand to answer questions and display renderings. 

Fans can visit the A's Access booth at FanFest to join A's Access, which provides access to every regular season home game, 50 percent off concessions, and 25 percent off merchandise. Fans are encouraged to follow the A's on Twitter (@athletics) throughout the event for a chance to participate in a scavenger hunt for 2019 game tickets before they go on sale to the public on Feb. 5. For more information, visit athletics.com/fanfest. 

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A's agree to terms with RHP Mike Fiers on a two-year contract

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers on a two-year contract, the club announced today.

Fiers began the 2018 season with Detroit and was 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA in 21 starts when he was traded to Oakland on Aug. 6. He went 5-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 10 games, including nine starts, with the A's and combined for a 12-8 record and a 3.56 ERA in 31 games overall. The 33-year-old right-hander had career highs in wins and winning percentage (.600) and matched his highs in games and games started. Fiers ranked fifth in the American League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.94), eighth in opponents' batting average with runners in scoring position (.172) and 10th in ERA. He was non-tendered by the A's on Nov. 30.

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers on a two-year contract, the club announced today.

Fiers began the 2018 season with Detroit and was 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA in 21 starts when he was traded to Oakland on Aug. 6. He went 5-2 with a 3.74 ERA in 10 games, including nine starts, with the A's and combined for a 12-8 record and a 3.56 ERA in 31 games overall. The 33-year-old right-hander had career highs in wins and winning percentage (.600) and matched his highs in games and games started. Fiers ranked fifth in the American League in fewest walks per nine innings (1.94), eighth in opponents' batting average with runners in scoring position (.172) and 10th in ERA. He was non-tendered by the A's on Nov. 30.

The complete 2018 and career statistics for Fiers follow:

FIERS 

 W 

 L 

 ERA 

 G 

 GS 

 CG 

 SHO 

 SV 

 IP 

 H 

 R 

 ER 

 BB 

 SO 

DETROIT 

 7 

 6 

 3.48 

 21 

 21 

 0 

 0 

 0 

 119.0 

 121 

 49 

 46 

 26 

 87 

OAKLAND 

 5 

 2 

 3.74 

 10 

 9 

 0 

 0 

 0 

 53.0 

 45 

 22 

 22 

 11 

 52 

CAREER 

 54 

 55 

 4.04 

 172 

 153 

 1 

 1 

 0 

 898.0 

 873 

 433 

 403 

 267 

 827 

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A's agree to terms with RHP Joakim Soria on a two-year contract

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria on a two-year contract, the club announced today.

Soria began the 2018 season with the Chicago White Sox and had 16 saves and a 2.56 ERA in 40 relief appearances when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers July 26. He went 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 26 outings with the Brewers and combined for a 3.12 ERA in 66 relief appearances overall. The 34-year-old right-hander struck out a career-high tying 75 batters in 60.2 innings and walked just 16 while holding the opposition to a .225 batting average.

The Oakland A's agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Joakim Soria on a two-year contract, the club announced today.

Soria began the 2018 season with the Chicago White Sox and had 16 saves and a 2.56 ERA in 40 relief appearances when he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers July 26. He went 3-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 26 outings with the Brewers and combined for a 3.12 ERA in 66 relief appearances overall. The 34-year-old right-hander struck out a career-high tying 75 batters in 60.2 innings and walked just 16 while holding the opposition to a .225 batting average.

Soria has pitched 11 seasons in the majors with Kansas City (2007-11, 16-17), Texas (2013-14), Detroit (2014-15), Pittsburgh (2015), Chicago-AL (2018) and Milwaukee (2018) and is 31-35 with 220 saves and a 2.88 ERA in 639 career appearances. A two-time All-Star, he ranks fifth among active pitchers in saves.

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A's acquire IF Jurickson Profar from Texas in three-team deal

Oakland sends RHP Emilio Pagan to Tampa Bay and minor league IF Eli White to Texas

The Oakland A's acquired infielder Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers in a three-team trade in which the A's sent minor league infielder Eli White and international bonus slot cash to Texas and right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán and the A's Competitive Balance Round A pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft to Tampa Bay. The Rangers sent right-handed pitcher Rollie Lacy to the Rays and Tampa Bay sent minor league left-handed pitchers Kyle Bird and Brock Burke and minor league right-handed pitcher Yoel Espinal to Texas.

Profar batted .254 in 146 games with Texas last year and had career highs in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (20), RBI (77) and walks (54). He was one of just five American Leaguers with at least 35 doubles, 20 home runs, 75 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 2018. The 25-year-old switch-hitter made 61 starts at shortstop, 46 at third base, 20 at first base and nine at second base. Profar made his Major League debut with Texas in 2012 at the age of 19 and is a .240 career hitter with 32 home runs and 130 RBI in 352 games in five seasons in the majors (2012-13, 16-18).

The Oakland A's acquired infielder Jurickson Profar from the Texas Rangers in a three-team trade in which the A's sent minor league infielder Eli White and international bonus slot cash to Texas and right-handed pitcher Emilio Pagán and the A's Competitive Balance Round A pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft to Tampa Bay. The Rangers sent right-handed pitcher Rollie Lacy to the Rays and Tampa Bay sent minor league left-handed pitchers Kyle Bird and Brock Burke and minor league right-handed pitcher Yoel Espinal to Texas.

Profar batted .254 in 146 games with Texas last year and had career highs in nearly every offensive category, including home runs (20), RBI (77) and walks (54). He was one of just five American Leaguers with at least 35 doubles, 20 home runs, 75 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 2018. The 25-year-old switch-hitter made 61 starts at shortstop, 46 at third base, 20 at first base and nine at second base. Profar made his Major League debut with Texas in 2012 at the age of 19 and is a .240 career hitter with 32 home runs and 130 RBI in 352 games in five seasons in the majors (2012-13, 16-18).

Pagán went 3-1 with a 4.35 ERA and .230 opponents batting average in 55 games over three stints with Oakland last year. He walked just 19 for a .294 opponents on-base percentage but 29 of the 55 hits he allowed were for extra bases for a .473 slugging percentage. Pagan was acquired from Seattle following the 2017 season and is 5-4 with a 3.85 ERA in 89 relief appearances in two seasons in the majors.

White spent the entire 2018 season at Double-A Midland where he led the Texas League in on-base percentage (.388), hits (154) and runs scored (81) to earn TL Midseason and Postseason honors. The 25-year-old right-handed hitter was drafted by the A's in the 11th round in 2016 and has a .286 average in 310 games in three professional seasons.

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