A's extend condolences to Lockard family

August 16th, 2018

The A's on Thursday extended their sympathy to writer Melissa Lockard of The Athletic following the passing of her husband, Chris, who lost his two-month battle with cancer Wednesday. On behalf of A's vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, the club offered their condolences to Lockard and her family through Twitter:

Our deepest condolences from the entire A's organization go out to Melissa Lockard and her children today following the passing of her husband, Chris. She has, for years, touched the lives of players and staff throughout the system with her outstanding coverage of the A's from top to bottom. All of us in Oakland and across the Minor Leagues are grieving this loss with her family.

Tweet from @TheAthleticSF: A love for all seasons, by @melissalockard. (This story is free for all to read.) https://t.co/D3FurO6vLy

Lockard wrote a touching tribute to her husband via The Athletic.