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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

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