Good morning Athletics Nation! The offseason is officially over!
The Oakland Athletics will take the field for the first time officially later this afternoon when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Cactus League opener at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona. JP Sears will get the start Saturday while J.J. Bleday will play center field and hit clean up.
A’s play their Cactus League opener today. Here’s the lineup: pic.twitter.com/i2EMv88Vlv— Matt Kawahara (@matthewkawahara) February 25, 2023
Saturday’s game has a 12:05 p.m. PST start time and can be seen via the NBC Sports App or via MLB.tv. You can also follow along on the radio via A’s Cast or at Bloomberg 960 AM.
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- Sixto Sanchez not expected to be ready for Opening Day
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This could be an all-time Jenga moment pic.twitter.com/iqOyRgPNyH— Oakland A's (@Athletics) February 25, 2023