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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

A’s Select C Tyler Soderstrom in First Round of First-Year Player Draft

June 11, 2020

­­­­The Oakland A’s selected catcher Tyler Soderstrom from Turlock High School with the 26th selection in the first round of the 2020 First-Year Player Draft, the club announced today. Soderstrom was the Gatorade California Baseball Player of the Year for 2019-20. He played in just five games for Turlock (Calif.)

Peralta Colleges Foundation selects four students to receive Oakland A;s Sports Management Endowed Scholarship Award

Recipients from Peralta Community College District will receive $1,000 each to apply toward college expenses
May 12, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Peralta Colleges Foundation has selected four students to receive the Oakland A’s Sports Management Endowed Scholarship Award. Xingzhen Ma (Laney College), Jafet Ortega (Berkeley City College), Nathan Quach (College of Alameda), and Erica Williams (Merritt College) will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to apply toward college

Oakland A's to stream exclusive performance by Fantastic Negrito on Sunday to celebrate 510 Day

The musical set will feature special guest Bukue One and will stream on A’s YouTube channel starting at 5 p.m. PT
May 7, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — To celebrate 510 Day, the Oakland A’s will stream an exclusive performance by Oakland’s own Fantastic Negrito on the A’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/athletics) beginning at 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 10. The 45-minute musical set will also include an original DJ set from Bukue One, the

A’s statement on the passing of former A’s pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough

May 3, 2020

The A’s organization mourns the loss of former pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough. “Matt was a great baseball man and a proud Oakland A,” said A’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane “He had an incredible passion for the game and we were lucky to have him

A's launch "Give, Share, Pause & Play" community initiative

Initiative aims to provide support, community, and connection during the COVID-19 pandemic
April 24, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland A’s are introducing a new community initiative -- Give, Share, Pause & Play -- to encourage fans to come together and virtually support each other and their own well-being. With support from Oakland A’s Community Fund founding partners Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, and Ross Stores, the

Oakland A's provide $17,000 grant to support OUSD's "Grab and Go" meals for students as part of MLB’s Home Plate Project

The donation to the Alameda County Community Food Bank will help purchase items for OUSD’s emergency meal program for students and Oakland children 18 and under
April 16, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – ­­­ The Oakland A’s have donated $17,000 to the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help support Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) emergency meal program during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is part of the Home Plate Project, a partnership between Major League Baseball, Garth Brooks’ Teammates

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