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Statement from Oakland A’s President Dave Kaval

November 13, 2019

"We are pleased that the Oakland City Council has directed the City Attorney to immediately drop this lawsuit. We are committed to the long-term success of East Oakland and the Coliseum site. We look forward to finalizing our agreement with Alameda County, and creating a mutually beneficial partnership with the

A's to participate in 2020 Big League Weekend

Oakland will join Indians, Reds, Cubs in Spring Training games at Las Vegas Ballpark
November 12, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s will participate in the 2020 Big League Weekend, facing off against Cleveland in a two-game series, Feb. 29-March 1 at Las Vegas Ballpark, the regular season home of the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators. This will mark Oakland’s sixth Big League Weekend appearance and first

Matt Chapman wins AL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award

November 8, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman has won the 2019 American League Rawlings Platinum Glove Award, presented by the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). This is the second consecutive season in which Chapman has won the Platinum Glove. Chapman, 26, led Major Leaguers regardless of position

Matt Chapman Named Wilson Defensive Player of the Year

November 6, 2019

Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman has been named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year at third base for the second consecutive season. Chapman, 26, led Major Leaguers regardless of position in ultimate zone rating (14.8) and won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove last week. He led Major

Oakland A’s Hire Tonya Antonucci as Vice President of Marketing 

November 5, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics have hired Tonya Antonucci as Vice President of Marketing, the Club announced today. In this role, Antonucci will oversee brand management, customer acquisition, ballpark entertainment, broadcasting, digital content, and special events. Her first day with the Club will be Nov. 7. “As an organization,

Athletics announce player development staff for 2020

November 5, 2019

Oakland, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s announce promotions in player development department and minor league coaching staffs, including the hiring of former A’s Major Leaguer Adam Rosales and the promotion of Bobby Crosby to manager of the Stockton Ports. Ed Sprague was promoted to Director of Player Development from Assistant

Marcus Semien named AL MVP Award finalist

November 4, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien was named a finalist for the American League Most Valuable Player Award. This marks the first time an Athletics player has been in the top three of MVP voting since Miguel Tejada was named AL MVP in 2002. An A’s player has

A’s claim LHP T.J. McFarland off waivers from Arizona

November 4, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s claimed left-handed pitcher T.J. McFarland off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the club announced today. McFarland compiled a 4.82 ERA and .316 opponents' batting average in a career-high 51 relief appearances with Arizona in 2019. He began the season on the injured list with

A’s select C Jonah Heim from Triple-A Las Vegas

November 1, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s selected catcher Jonah Heim from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. The A’s also reinstated right-handed pitcher Daniel Gossett and outfielder Luis Barrera from the 60-day injured list. Heim began the 2019 season at Double-A Midland but was promoted to Las Vegas in

A’s Exercise 2020 Club Option on RHP Yusmeiro Petit

Oakland declines 2020 option on LHP Jake Diekman
October 31, 2019

Oakland, Calif. – The Oakland A’s have exercised their 2020 club option on right-handed pitcher Yusmeiro Petit. The club declined their 2020 option on left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman. Petit pitched in an American League-leading 80 games and was 5-3 with a 2.71 ERA and a .194 opponents batting average. He

A’s announce 2020 Major League coaching staff

Eric Martins will serve as Assistant Hitting Coach
October 31, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced the Major League coaching staff for Manager Bob Melvin entering the 2020 season. Eric Martins joins the staff as the assistant hitting coach, Mike Aldrete moves to first base coach and Al Pedrique takes over at third base for Matt Williams, who was

A’s Feature Four Rawlings Gold Glove Finalists

Matt Chapman (3B), Robbie Grossman (LF), Matt Olson (1B) & Marcus Semien (SS) Recognized Among the Best Defensive Players at their Positions
October 24, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s feature four finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, with winners announced on Sunday, Nov. 3. Matt Chapman (third base), Robbie Grossman (left field), Matt Olson (first base) and Marcus Semien (shortstop) were each recognized as one of the best defensive players at their

Ed Sprague promoted to Director of Player Development

Keith Lieppman to serve 50th season with A’s as Special Advisor to Player Development
October 17, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced today that Ed Sprague has been promoted to Director of Player Development, and Keith Lieppman, who is entering his 50th season with the organization, will transition to Special Advisor to Player Development. “The A’s are forever indebted to Keith for his leadership and

A’s C Sean Murphy undergoes surgery on left knee

October 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s announced that catcher Sean Murphy had successful surgery on his left knee today at the Gateway Surgical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Carter and involved a lateral meniscal debridement procedure on Murphy’s left knee. Murphy is expected to

A’s Cast coverage to continue during postseason and into offseason

September 30, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland A’s will continue coverage on their A’s Cast streaming station throughout the 2019 Postseason and into the offseason, the team announced today. A’s Cast, the No. 1 MLB team podcast this season, will go live every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

A's reinstate OF Stephen Piscotty from the injured list

September 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s reinstated outfielder Stephen Piscotty from the 10-day injured list, the club announced today. Piscotty was batting .252 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 92 games when he was placed on the injured list Aug. 26 retroactive to Aug. 25 with a sprained

A’s Recall OF Skye Bolt from Triple-A Las Vegas

September 26, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s recalled outfielder Skye Bolt from Triple-A Las Vegas, the club announced today. Bolt joins the A’s for the third time this year and is 1-for-7 (.143) with a walk in four games in his Major League debut. He was recalled for the first time

RHP Montas reinstated from restricted list; C Taylor designated for assignment

September 25, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas has been reinstated from the restricted list. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the A’s have designated catcher Beau Taylor for assignment. Montas was 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 starts when he was suspended on June 21 for 80

Oakland A’s Postseason Tickets On Sale Wednesday, Sept. 25

Mt. Davis open for all A’s Postseason home games
September 20, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Single-game tickets for the Oakland A’s potential Wild Card and American League Division Series home games will go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. Mt. Davis will be open for all A’s Postseason home games. Current 2019 and new 2020 A’s Access members will have

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