A's, Mariners to open 2019 MLB season in Tokyo, report says

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The Athletics and Mariners are heading east subsequent yr — the Far East. 

The 2 groups, who performed a two-recreation collection in Japan to start the 2012 MLB season, will open the 2019 season in Tokyo. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Wednesday the A’s are “keen” and “enthusiastic” about enjoying abroad.

“If we’re in the operating, I’d be one hundred pc all for it,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin informed reporters Wednesday, by way of the Chronicle. “Not solely did we have now a good time, it’s a life lesson as a lot as something, nevertheless it considerably helped our group come collectively in 2012.”

The A’s additionally performed the Purple Sox in Tokyo in 2008 and veteran Brandon Moss was a member the Sox when the groups cut up a two-recreation set.

“I hit my first main-league residence run, it was superior!” Moss stated, by way of the Chronicle. “I really like Tokyo, I really like Japan, I beloved every little thing about it. I might return in a heartbeat even with out baseball.”