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Oakland A’s donate $100,000 to Alameda County Community Food Bank

Donation aims to offset food availability issues in the East Bay during the coronavirus pandemic; fans can also contribute at www.gofundme.com/AthleticsFoodBank
March 16, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ The Oakland A’s will donate $100,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) to help fight heightened food availability issues in the East Bay as a result of quarantines stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fans can also make a donation at www.gofundme.com/AthleticsFoodBank. “This is

Statement from Oakland A’s on city of Oakland and Alameda County’s directive to prohibit major public gatherings at Oakland Coliseum through March

March 11, 2020

We are unwavering in our support of public health, and ensuring the safety of our community is our top priority. Following the City of Oakland and Alameda County’s announcement today prohibiting public gatherings of 1,000 people or more through the end of March, the Oakland A’s are working with Major

Statement from Oakland A's Regarding Recent Local Government Directives

March 11, 2020

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our community. We will adhere to any government directives, and work with Major League Baseball on all alternative arrangements to ensure the health of our fans and our community remains a top priority.

A’s option two players to Las Vegas; reassign four to Minor League camp

March 8, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s optioned infielder Sheldon Neuse and outfielder Dustin Fowler to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The A’s also reassigned infielder Logan Davidson and outfielders Greg Deichmann, Buddy Reed and Dillon Thomas to their minor league camp. Oakland now has 41 players on the

A’s option three players to Las Vegas; reassign one to Minor League camp

March 7, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s optioned right-handed pitcher Paul Blackburn and outfielders Luis Barrera and Skye Bolt to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The A’s also reassigned catcher Collin Theroux to their minor league camp. Oakland now has 47 players on the active roster, which includes 33

A’s Option Jefferies to Las Vegas; Reassign Six to Minor League Camp

March 6, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s optioned right-handed pitcher Daulton Jefferies to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The A’s also reassigned left-handed pitcher Donnie Hart and right-handed pitchers Ben Bracewell, Parker Dunshee, Ian Gardeck, Brian Howard and Zach Lee to their minor league camp. Oakland now has 51

A’s option three players to Las Vegas; reassign three to Minor League camp

March 5, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s optioned right-handed pitchers Daniel Gossett, Grant Holmes and James Kaprielian to Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The A’s also reassigned right-handed pitchers Tanner Anderson, Wandisson Charles and Miguel Romero to their minor league camp. Oakland now has 58 players on the active

Oakland A’s become first MLB team to earn Certified Autism Center™ designation 

A’s Spring Training staff at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa has completed the training process ahead of first home Spring Training game
February 21, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ Hohokam Stadium, the Oakland A’s spring home in Mesa, Arizona, is now a Certified Autism Center™ (CAC). The A’s front office team in Mesa completed necessary training to become the first team in Major League Baseball to earn the designation ahead of the Club’s first Spring

Cactus League opener at Cubs now scheduled for 6:10 pm MST

February 21, 2020

MESA, Ariz. – ­­­­The first pitch time for tomorrow’s Cactus League opener against the Cubs at Sloan Park has been shifted to 6:10 pm MST due to inclement weather throughout the morning and into the afternoon. No ticket exchange is necessary. The A’s will open their home slate with split

Oakland A’s to host more than 45 special events and theme games during 2020 season

A’s 2020 home schedule includes 18 heritage nights, 510 Weekend, and three Youth Baseball and Softball Days
February 18, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ The Oakland A’s will celebrate everything that makes Oakland home during the 2020 season. The Club’s schedule is highlighted by more than 45 theme and special events games, including 18 heritage nights like the first Australian Heritage Night on April 14, African American Heritage Weekend from

A’s Cast on TuneIn is Now the Exclusive Home of All Oakland A’s Audio Content

A’s fans in the Bay Area will enjoy free access to game broadcasts, Spanish-language broadcasts, shows, and podcasts on the Club’s 24/7 TuneIn station
February 18, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­A’s Cast, the Oakland A’s 24/7 audio streaming station on TuneIn, is now the official home of A’s audio content, including all 2020 game broadcasts, podcasts, and daily sports shows. Every Spring Training and regular season game in 2020 can be heard exclusively on A’s Cast throughout

A’s acquire RHP Burch Smith in trade with San Francisco

February 15, 2020

MESA, Ariz. -- The Oakland Athletics have acquired RHP Burch Smith from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Daniel Mengden has been placed on the 60-day injured list. In 10 games with San Francisco last season, Smith recorded a

A’s add C Collin Theroux as non-roster invitee

February 13, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s added catcher Collin Theroux as a non-roster invitee to Spring Training, the club announced today. The A’s now have 64 players in camp, including 24 non-roster invitees. Theroux spent most of the 2019 season at Double-A Midland where he hit .180 with 12 home

Baseball Hall of Famer and Oakland A’s legend Rickey Henderson to be inducted into Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame

Henderson joins Bruce Bochy, Natalie Coughlin, Paul Cayard, and Bryant Young in 2020 Class
February 11, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ Baseball Hall of Famer, Oakland A’s legend, and hometown hero Rickey Henderson will be enshrined in Bay Area sports history forever as a 2020 inductee to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (BASHOF), it was announced earlier today at a press conference. The 2020 inductee

A’s RHP Daniel Mengden undergoes elbow surgery

February 10, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland A’s announced that right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden had successful surgery on his right elbow today at TMI Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Arlington, Tex. The arthroscopic surgery was performed by Dr. Keith Meister, who debrided Mengden’s elbow and shaved off a small spur on the

Charitable organization can receive A’s tickets through A’s Community Ticket Program 

Organizations can also apply to become A’s Nonprofit Partner of the Game
February 5, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ The Oakland A’s are inviting nonprofits, schools, military organizations, and community groups to apply for 2020 game tickets through the A’s Community Ticket Program. In partnership with the Commissioner’s Community Initiative and MLB Players Give Back Program, the A’s Community Ticket Program provides complimentary tickets to

Oakland A's to host Fan Fest in Jack London Square on Jan. 25

Fans can meet players, coaches and alumni at free event
January 24, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­ The Oakland A’s will host their Fan Fest on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Jack London Square. The free event gives fans the opportunity to meet players and coaches ahead of the 2020 season. The family-friendly event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3

Oakland A's fans can win Southwest Airlines® flight during A's Fan Fest

January 24, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland’s largest and most deeply rooted airline is now a partner of Oakland’s team. Southwest Airlines has teamed up with the Oakland A’s as an official airline partner of the Club. The three-year partnership will include fan activations, giveaways, and in-game branding elements. “We are proud to

Oakland A’s Hire Steve Fanelli as Vice President, Ticket Sales and Analytics

January 23, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­­The Oakland Athletics have hired Steve Fanelli as Vice President, Ticket Sales and Analytics. In his role, Fanelli will oversee ticket sales and operations, ticket services, and data analytics, while keeping a focus on the continued enhancement of the overall fan experience. His first day with the

Oakland A’s Encourage Fans to Bring Food Donations to Saturday’s Fan Fest 

The Alameda County Community Food Bank will have three drop-off areas for donations
January 22, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – In a continued effort to give back to the community, the Oakland A’s are encouraging fans to bring canned and non-perishable food items to donate to the Alameda County Community Food Bank during this Saturday’s Fan Fest. The green and gold event marks the start of the

Grady Fuson, Bob Melvin honored by Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation

Fuson and Melvin Recognized at In the Spirit of the Game Awards Dinner
January 14, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s Special Assistant to the General Manager Grady Fuson won the Legends in Scouting Award and Manager Bob Melvin won the Tommy Lasorda Managerial Achievement Award on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the 17th annual In the Spirit of the Game Awards Dinner, presented by the Professional

A’s Acquire IF/OF Kemp from the Chicago Cubs for Minor League IF Rivas

January 13, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s acquired infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp from the Chicago Cubs for minor league infielder Alfonso Rivas, the club announced today. Kemp began the 2019 season with Houston and was batting .227 with seven home runs and 17 RBI in 66 games when he was traded to

A’s Agree to Terms with all Seven Arbitration Eligible Players on One-Year Contracts

January 10, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Chris Bassitt and Liam Hendriks, left-handed pitcher Sean Manaea, infielders Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien and outfielders Mark Canha and Robbie Grossman on one-year contracts for the 2020 season. The A’s have no arbitration-eligible players remaining on the

Oakland A’s statement on the passing of Ed Sprague Sr.

January 10, 2020

The Oakland A’s issued the following statement on the passing of Ed Sprague Sr., a former A’s pitcher, father of Director of Player Development Ed Sprague Jr., and grandfather of Partnership Marketing Manager Payton Sprague: “The A's organization is deeply saddened by the passing` of Ed Sprague Sr., an original

Oakland A’s 2020 season highlighted by Dave Stewart retirement, fireworks celebrations, and a bleacher tribute

Single game tickets on sale at A’s Fan Fest on Jan. 25 in Jack London Square
January 9, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The A's 2020 season will celebrate and commemorate the Green and Gold legends, the passionate fans, and everything that makes Oakland home. The Club’s promotional calendar is highlighted by a Dave Stewart retirement, three player giveaways, five fireworks celebrations, and a bleacher tribute. Single game tickets will