A's catcher Stephen Vogt has been named the recipient of the 2016 Jim "Catfish" Hunter Award, the team announced today. He will be honored prior to the game on Friday, Sept. 23 at approximately 6:23 p.m. in a special on-field ceremony.
The A's will host the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers for the final six home games of the 2016 season beginning Monday, Sept. 19 at the Oakland Coliseum. The final homestand of the season includes Superhero Fireworks, presented by AAA, following the game on Sept. 23 and Team Photo Giveaway, presented by Zevia, for 10,000 fans on Sept. 25.
The Oakland Athletics will open the 2017 season at home and will host weekend series against the Yankees and Red Sox, Interleague Play against the NL East, and matchups against the cross-bay rival San Francisco Giants, during the 2017 regular season, the team announced today.
Oakland A's right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez had successful surgery on his right shoulder today at the Gold Coast Surgery Center in Chicago, Ill. The surgery was performed by Dr. Anthony Romero, who repaired a tear in Rodriguez' latissimus dorsi tendon and did a debridement procedure on his teres major tendon. The latissimus dorsi was completely avulsed and the teres major has good attachment with minimal tearing. Protocol for this surgery would be to begin throwing activity in four months.
The Oakland Athletics raised $112,245 at today's 18th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Day, presented by Zevia. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California.
The Oakland A's reinstated left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list and recalled catcher Matt McBride from Triple-A Nashville, the club announced today. The A's also reinstated right-handed pitcher Jesse Hahn from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Nashville.