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Frankie Montas named AL Player of the Week

August 10, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – A’s starting pitcher Frankie Montas has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 3-9. This is his first career Player of the Week award. On Monday, Aug. 3, Montas held the Mariners to just one run on four hits and

A's trade Minor League OF Mark Payton to Cincinnati

August 7, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s traded Minor League outfielder Mark Payton to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named later or cash considerations, the club announced today. Payton was selected by the Reds in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft but was returned to the Oakland organization July

A’s option RHP James Kaprielian and OF Seth Brown to alternate site

August 6, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s optioned right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian and outfielder Seth Brown to their alternate site, the club announced today. The moves come at today’s deadline to reduce the active roster to 28 players. The 28-player limit will remain in effect through the remainder of the season.

A’s place RHP Jordan Weems on 10-day injured list; recall RHP James Kaprielian from alternate site

August 4, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s placed right-handed pitcher Jordan Weems on the 10-day injured list retroactive to Aug. 1 with a strained right latissimus dorsi and recalled right-handed pitcher James Kaprielian from their alternate site, the club announced today. Weems was on the A’s Opening Day roster and made

A’s to broadcast 54 games this season on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg 960 AM

July 30, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s today announced it will broadcast 54 games on Bloomberg 960 AM during the 2020 season starting tomorrow, Friday, July 31. Additionally, the A’s digital stream, A’s Cast, the 24/7 destination for A’s baseball, will now be available on iHeartRadio, allowing fans to stream A’s

A’s release RHP Daniel Gossett

RHP Ben Bracewell Added to Player Pool
July 27, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s released right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett, the club announced today. Gossett was designated for assignment on Thursday. The A’s also announced that they have added right-handed pitcher Ben Bracewell to their player pool and have assigned him to their alternate site in San Jose. Gossett

Statement from the Oakland A’s players

July 24, 2020

The Oakland A's Players released the following statement: “As the Players and Staff of the Oakland A's, we are proud to support our Black teammates and other Black players across the game by participating in MLB's Opening Night activities. As a team, we believe Black lives matter and we are

Two-time Academy Awards and four-time Golden Globe Awards winner Tom Hanks to serve as Oakland A’s guest hawker

July 24, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – “Peanuts! Cracker Jacks! Ice cold beer here!” Tom Hanks, one of the most famous former Oakland A’s employees, will serve as a (virtual) guest hawker during A’s home games at the Oakland Coliseum this season. Oakland’s own Hanks, whose first job was selling concessions at the Coliseum,

A’s announce Opening Day roster

July 23, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s reinstated right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden from the 60-day injured list, the club announced today. The A’s also placed left-handed pitcher A.J. Puk on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 20 with a strained left shoulder and optioned catcher Jonah Heim to their alternate

Rule 5 Selection OF Mark Payton Returned to Oakland

July 21, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. -- ­­­­The Oakland A’s announced today that outfielder Mark Payton, who was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft has been returned to the A's organization. Payton will be added to the A’s player pool at their alternate site in San Jose. Payton was

Oakland A’s announce TV, audio, and Spanish-Language broadcast information

NBC Sports California to broadcast 58 of the A’s 60 regular season games, including Opening Day game on July 24
July 20, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. -- NBC Sports California today announced that it will air 58 of the Oakland A’s 60 regular season games this season, starting with the Club’s Opening Day game on Friday, July 24, at 7:10 p.m. PT. NBC Sports California’s A’s telecasts feature the Emmy Award-winning broadcast team of

A’s select RHP Jordan Weems

July 19, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s selected right-handed pitcher Jordan Weems and added him to the 40-man roster, the club announced today. Weems was signed by the A’s as a free agent to a minor league contract on Dec. 10, 2019 after spending the first nine seasons of his career

Oakland A’s Community Fund awarded field refurbishment grant for Raimondi Park from Scotts® and Major League Baseball

Oakland A’s Community Fund Awarded Field Refurbishment Grant for Raimondi Park from Scotts® and Major League Baseball Oakland A’s among four organizations awarded field refurbishments by Blue Ribbon Panel that included Ryan Howard, Jennie Finch, and Cliff Floyd
July 16, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s Community Fund has been named an award recipient of the Scotts® Field Refurbishment Program, an initiative from the Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball that will once again award modern, playable youth baseball and softball field refurbishments to four communities of need

A’s announce new Coliseum cutouts foul ball zone benefiting ALS CURE

Cutouts in this section will be installed for the A’s second homestand
July 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s unveiled a new Coliseum Cutouts section today, the ALS CURE Project Foul Ball Zone, benefiting the Piscotty family foundation focused on finding a cure for ALS. Cutouts in this limited edition section on the first base side are $149 and include an autographed photo

Oakland A’s to use Excite Ballpark as alternative training site

July 10, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s will use Excite Ballpark in San Jose as their alternative training site for the 2020 season, the Club announced today. All players not on the active roster or taxi squad are assigned to the alternative training site and will report to San Jose this

Oakland A's to open the 2021 season on April 1 versus Houston Astros

July 9, 2020

The Oakland A's will open the 2021 season at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, April 1, with an Opening Day game versus the Houston Astros. Following the four-game opening series, the A's will also host the Los Angeles Dodgers (April 5-7) before departing for a five-game road trip.

Oakland A’s to Open 2020 Season at Home Versus Angels on Friday, July 24

July 6, 2020

Season includes 40 divisional games, plus 20 Interleague games against NL West teams The Oakland A’s will open the 2020 season on Friday, July 24, at the Oakland Coliseum with a six-game homestand versus the Los Angeles Angels (July 24-27) and Colorado Rockies (July 28-29). The Club will then travel

A's sign two non-drafted free agents

July 6, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s signed two non-drafted free agents: right-handed pitcher Grant Judkins from the University of Iowa and outfielder Jake Suddleson from Harvard, the club announced today. Oakland has now signed six non-drafted free agents in addition to all five of its selections from the draft. Judkins

A’s add six players to 60-Man Player Pool

July 1, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s added six players to their 60-man player pool, the club announced today. Infielder Eric Campbell has been added to the Oakland group and will report to the Coliseum. Right-handed pitchers Wandisson Charles and Miguel Romero, infielder Robert Puason and outfielders Luis Barrera and Brayan

A’s trade IF Jorge Mateo to San Diego for PTBNL

June 30, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland Athletics have traded IF Jorge Mateo to the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later. Mateo, 25, was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent at the age of 17 by the New York Yankees. In his eight-year minor league

Fans can virtually be at A’s game this season with Coliseum Cutouts

$49 for Access members, $89 for fans; proceeds benefiting the Oakland A’s Community Fund
June 30, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – This season, Oakland A’s fans have the chance to grab a seat at the Coliseum next to an A’s legend, Harvey the Rabbit, or Stomper through the team’s Coliseum Cutouts program. Cutouts are $49 each for Access members, $89 each for general fans, or $129 for a

A’s sign first-round pick Tyler Soderstrom

5th Round Selection Emanuels and Three Non-Drafted Free Agents Also Ink Deals
June 29, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s signed catcher Tyler Soderstrom from Turlock High School, their 1st round selection from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, and right-handed pitcher Stevie Emanuels, their 5th round pick from the University of Washington, the club announced today. Oakland has now signed all five of its

A’s announce 60-man player pool for 2020 season

June 28, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s announced their 60-man player pool for the 2020 season today. The list includes 39 players on the 40-man roster, one from the 60-day injured list and 14 under minor league contracts. Additional players will be announced later this week. Of the 54 players, 42

A’s sign three Draft picks and one non-drafted free agent

June 22, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s signed three selections from the 2020 First-Year Player Draft including right-handed pitcher Jeff Criswell (2nd round, Michigan), outfielder Michael Guldberg (3rd, Georgia Tech) and right-handed pitcher Dane Acker (4th, Oklahoma). The A’s also signed non-drafted free agent William Simoneit, a catcher from Wake Forest.

A's Select Four Players on Day 2 of First-Year Player Draft

June 11, 2020

The Oakland A's completed the 2020 First-Year Player Draft by choosing four college players on day two. The A's selected right-handed pitcher Jeff Criswell from Michigan in the second round, outfielder Michael Guldberg from Georgia Tech in the third round, right-handed pitcher Dane Acker from Oklahoma in the fourth round