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Oakland A’s Prize Patrol gives away $40,000 to fans & community 

A’s and NBC Sports California teamed up to surprise fans in August and September
September 18, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Four lucky A’s fans were rewarded for simply doing what they love: watching the Oakland A’s play. Natalie Boero (Oakland), Jason Maddy (Oakland), Rich Bennett (San Leandro), and Elizabeth Boults-Sullivan (Berkeley) were each surprised with a check for $5,000 by mascot Stomper and A’s emcee Kara Tsuboi

Liam Hendriks to receive Dave Stewart Community Service Award on Wednesday

Dave Stewart to present the award pregame on Wednesday, Sept. 18
September 17, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s pitcher Liam Hendriks has been named the recipient of the 2019 Dave Stewart Community Service Award. Stewart will present Hendriks with the 23rd annual award prior to the game on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in a special on-field ceremony. The Dave Stewart Community Service Award is

A’s release C Chris Herrmann

September 13, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced today that catcher Chris Herrmann cleared waivers, rejected an outright assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas and was released. Herrmann was designated for assignment on Tuesday when the A’s claimed Beau Taylor off waivers from Toronto. Herrmann began the season on the 60-day injured

Liam Hendriks Named Oakland A’s Nominee for the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award

September 12, 2019

Major League Baseball today announced that pitcher Liam Hendriks was named the Oakland A’s 2019 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prestigious individual award for Major League players. The Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a Major League player who best represents the game of

A’s claim C Beau Taylor off waivers from Toronto

September 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s claimed catcher Beau Taylor off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated catcher Chris Herrmann for assignment. Taylor began the season in the Oakland organization and hit .182 with two

A’s select LHP Luzardo and recall RHP Mengden from Las Vegas

September 9, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s selected left-handed pitcher Jesús Luzardo and recalled right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Luzardo, the A’s recalled outfielder Luis Barrera from Double-A Midland and placed him on the 60-day

Oakland A’s to give away Mark Canha Hometown Hero T-shirt on Wednesday, Sept. 18

NBC Sports California to air 12:37 p.m. game versus the Kansas City Royals
September 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s will celebrate outfielder Mark Canha on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with a Hometown Hero T-shirt giveaway for early arriving fans. The bat-flipping San Jose native has career highs in runs (65) and home runs (23) this season, and is hitting .309 with 11 home runs

A’s reinstate OF Laureano from IL; recall RHP Wendelken from Las Vegas

September 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s reinstated outfielder Ramón Laureano from the 10-day injured list and recalled right-handed pitcher J.B. Wendelken from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Laureano was batting .284 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 107 games when he was placed on the IL

IF Corban Joseph Claimed off Waivers by San Francisco

RHP Tanner Anderson Outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas
September 3, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced today that infielder Corban Joseph, who was designated for assignment on Sunday, has been claimed off waivers by the San Francisco Giants. Right-handed pitcher Tanner Anderson, who was also designated for assignment Sunday, cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas.

A’s Add Five Players to Active Roster

September 1, 2019

NEW YORK, NY. – The Oakland A’s recalled right-handed pitcher Paul Blackburn and infielder Franklin Barreto from Triple-A Las Vegas, selected catcher Sean Murphy from Las Vegas, reinstated left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea from the 60-day injured list, and reinstated designated hitter Khris Davis from the paternity list, the club announced

LHP Wei-Chung Wang claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh

August 31, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang has been claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wang was designated for assignment on Aug. 29 to make room for infielder Sheldon Neuse. Wang began the year at Triple-A Las Vegas but also pitched in 20 games with Oakland from May 25

A’s Place DH Davis on Paternity List; Select IF Neuse from Las Vegas

August 29, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed designated hitter Khris Davis on the paternity list and selected infielder Sheldon Neuse from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang for assignment. Davis is batting .221 with

OF Nick Martini Claimed off Waivers by San Diego

August 28, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Outfielder Nick Martini was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres, the Oakland A’s announced today. Martini was designated for assignment on Monday when Seth Brown was added to the roster. Martini had two stints with the A’s this year and went 1-for-11 (.091) with a

Kids in free to Oakland A’s home games this September

12 games, kids 12 and younger, $0
August 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – As the Oakland A’s continue their push to the Postseason, kids 12 and younger can attend every September regular season home game for free. For every regularly priced individual ticket purchased, adults can receive two additional kids’ tickets. “We invite all families to bring their kids to

A’s Mark Canha named American League Player of the Week

The outfielder hit .474 (9-for-19) with four home runs last week
August 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s outfielder Mark Canha has been named American League Player of the Week for the week ending on August 25. It is his first career Player of the Week award. Canha, 30, hit .474 (9-for-19) with 5 runs, 1 double, 4 home runs, 7 RBI and

A’s place OF Stephen Piscotty on the IL; select OF/1B Seth Brown from Las Vegas

August 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s placed outfielder Stephen Piscotty on the 10-day injured list retroactive to August 25 with a sprained right ankle and selected outfielder/first baseman Seth Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s designated outfielder

Oakland A's promote D'Lonra Ellis to Vice President, General Counsel

August 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics have promoted D’Lonra Ellis to Vice President, General Counsel, the Club announced today. In this role, she will work on all of the organization’s legal matters, including its intellectual property, real estate, employment, and commercial matters. “Since joining the A’s in 2017, D’Lonra has

Oakland A’s to retire Dave Stewart’s No. 34 in 2020

August 25, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics will retire Dave Stewart’s No. 34 during the 2020 season. The club made the announcement today during their 1989 World Series Championship team reunion. “Dave is one of the great legends in Oakland A’s history. He exemplifies what it means to be an Oakland

Oakland A’s present BACS with inaugural Kaiser Permanente Community Excellence Award 

August 23, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s and Kaiser Permanente proudly presented BACS (Bay Area Community Services) with the inaugural Kaiser Permanente Community Excellence Award ahead of the A’s game on Thursday, Aug. 22. “We are proud to recognize BACS with the inaugural Kaiser Permanente Community Excellence Award,” said Oakland A’s

A’s release RHP Marco Estrada

August 20, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have released right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada, the club announced today. Estrada was signed by the A’s as a free agent Jan. 25 and began the season as the A’s number two starter. He was 0-2 with a 6.85 ERA and .242 opponents batting average

A’s select LHP A.J. Puk from Triple-A Las Vegas

August 20, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s selected left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Puk was the A’s first round pick and the sixth selection overall in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft. He was rated as the A’s number one prospect by Baseball America following

Postseason tickets strips on sale for A’s Access members

Today at 10 a.m., members can choose “Pay As We Play” option
August 20, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – All 2019 A’s Access members and new 2020 members can purchase full 2019 Postseason ticket strips for all Oakland home games beginning today, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. A’s Access members can purchase the same number of seats in their plan for all potential Oakland home games:

A’s option LHP Wang and outright C Garneau to Triple-A Las Vegas

August 19, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s optioned left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang and outrighted catcher Dustin Garneau to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Wang was selected from Las Vegas May 25 and was 1-0 with a 3.33 ERA and .227 opponents batting average in 20 relief appearances with Oakland.

La Russa, Blue, Campaneris, McGwire, and Haas, Jr. to be Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

August 19, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa; Cy Young and MVP award winner Vida Blue; six-time All-Star Bert “Campy” Campaneris; Athletics all-time home run leader Mark McGwire; and former A’s owner Walter A. Haas, Jr. will be enshrined in franchise history forever as members of the 2019

Oakland A's Announce 2020 Spring Training Schedule

August 19, 2019

The Oakland A’s have released their 2020 Spring Training schedule, with Cactus League play beginning on Saturday, Feb. 22 when the A’s visit the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park. The A’s will host 16 games at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, including match-ups versus the Giants (Sunday, Feb. 23), Cubs (Mon,