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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

Oakland A’s Announce 2020 Regular Season Game Times

January 8, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s will open the 2020 season at home on Thursday, March 26, at 1:07 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. Start times for home and away games can now be found at athletics.com/schedule. The Opening Day matinee will mark just the fourth time in the last

Oakland A’s to host Fan Fest in Jack London Square 

Fans can meet players, coaches, and alumni at free event on Saturday, Jan. 25
January 8, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s Manager Bob Melvin and hometown hero Marcus Semien will join other A’s players, coaches, and alumni to welcome fans back for the 2020 season at the team’s annual Fan Fest on Saturday, Jan. 25 in Jack London Square. The free, family-friendly event gives fans the

Chris Giles resigns as A's COO

January 6, 2020

OAKLAND, Calif. – Chris Giles has resigned from his position as Oakland A’s Chief Operating Officer effective Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, to launch his own venture, Greenfield Sports Group. “We thank Chris for his contributions to the A’s and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said A’s President

A’s acquire OF Buddy Reed from San Diego as the PTBNL in Allen/Profar trade

December 16, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s acquired minor league outfielder Buddy Reed from the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later in the Dec. 2 trade in which the A’s received catcher Austin Allen for second baseman Jurickson Profar. Reed will be a non-roster invitee with the

Oakland A’s 2020 Grant Applications Now Open

December 13, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s Community Fund is now accepting applications for their 2020 grant program. Grants will be awarded three times a year to support nonprofit organizations’ programs and initiatives that serve the greater Bay Area community. While all organizations are encouraged to apply, priority is given to

A’s select three in Minor League phase of Rule 5 Draft

December 12, 2019

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Oakland A’s announced today from the MLB Winter Meetings the results of the Rule 5 Draft. · Vimael Machin, INF, acquired from Philadelphia in exchange for cash considerations. · Jason Krizan, OF, selected from New York-NL in the Triple-A Phase of the Rule 5 Draft.

A’s, MLB raising money to support fight against ALS

Bidding now live at mlb.com/wintermeetingsauction, ending Thu., Dec. 12 at 10pm ET
December 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s and Major League Baseball are raising money to support the fight against ALS through the 2019 Winter Meetings Charity Auction. One of the organizations benefiting from the auction is ALS CURE Project, the Stephen Piscotty family nonprofit whose mission is to provide incentive-base grants

Semien & Hendriks named to All-MLB Second Team

December 10, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien and relief pitcher Liam Hendriks have been named to the inaugural All-MLB Second Team. Semien, 29, finished third in American League MVP voting and led American League shortstops in fielding percentage (.981), total chances (634), assists (436), and double plays (85), and

A's announce 10 non-roster invitees

December 6, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland A’s invited 10 organizational players to 2020 Spring Training, including right-handed pitchers Tanner Anderson, Ben Bracewell, Wandisson Charles, Parker Dunshee, Brian Howard and Miguel Romero, infielders Nick Allen and Logan Davidson and outfielders Greg Deichmann and Mark Payton. Anderson was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates