The A's officially have chosen their alternate training site for the 2020 MLB season, and they have the Giants to thank for it.
That's because the A's will use Excite Ballpark in San Jose -- home of the Single-A San Jose Giants -- the team announced Friday.
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All A's players not on the active roster or the taxi squad will report to San Jose, as the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
"We are grateful to the San Jose Giants for their partnership in this unique endeavor for baseball. We look forward to working with Dan Orum and his staff in San Jose for the duration of the 2020 season. Additionally, Larry Baer, Farhan Zaidi and the San Francisco Giants organization were instrumental in making this happen, and I appreciate their willingness to collaborate across the Bay," A's general manager David Forst said in a team-issued statement. "We're excited for our players to continue their development and preparation to potentially join our Major League Club at some point this season."
No one from Oakland's 60-player pool for the season will head down to San Jose, as training camp continues at the Coliseum.
A's to use San Jose as alternate training site for 2020 MLB season originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area