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MLB instructs Athletics to explore relocation possibilities if team unable to secure new waterfront ballpark in Oakland

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The Oakland Athletics could be moving to a city near you.

The MLB has released a statement that shook the baseball world, telling the Athletics organization to start exploring relocation possibilities since they are struggling to get the city of Oakland to agree to fund a waterfront location for their new ballpark.

“MLB is concerned with the rate of progress on the A’s new ballpark effort with local officials and other stakeholders in Oakland,” said the league in a statement.

“The A’s have worked very hard to advance a new ballpark in downtown Oakland for the last four years, investing significant resources while facing multiple roadblocks. We know they remain deeply committed to succeeding in Oakland, and with two other sports franchises recently leaving the community, their commitment to Oakland is now more important than ever.”

Despite the latest update, the team remains optimistic and would prefer to keep the franchise in Oakland long-term. But they admit they are against the clock, and every possibility needs to be considered moving forward.

“We’re going to immediately start working with the league on exploring other markets and working hand in hand with them to identify which ones make the most sense and pursuing that right away,” said Athletics president Dave Kaval.

“We need to keep our options open. People know, we can’t even keep the lights on here at the Coliseum.”

The franchise has been in Oakland since relocating from Kansas City back in 1968. Since the move to the west coast, they have won four World Series, five American League pennants, and 18 AL West division titles.

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Royals’ Salvador Perez ties MLB record for most homers by a catcher in a single season

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Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is on the verge of doing something special.

During the team’s 7-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, Salvy went deep for his 45th bomb of the season. The significance of that? He tied Cincinnati Reds legend Johnny Bench for most home runs by a catcher in a single season, who accomplished that in 1970.

“We’re witnessing a special season,” said Royals manager Mike Matheny.

“We’re witnessing a special player. To be able to be put in the conversation with one most would say is the best ever is pretty rare.”

He has 15 games left in the season to break the record, which at this point seems highly likely.

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Dodgers starter Max Scherzer becomes 19th pitcher in MLB history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts

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Mad Max reached quite the milestone on Sunday afternoon.

When he struck out San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Sunday’s 8-0 win, Los Angeles Dodgers starter Max Scherzer became the 19th pitcher in MLB history to reach the 3,000 career strikeout plateau.

“It’s hard to describe the emotion of it. It’s an awesome achievement, awesome milestone,” said Scherzer following the game.

“Not too many people have reached this milestone. It’s an awesome accomplishment. I love strikeouts.”

The 37-year old has posted a 189-97 record, 3.14 ERA, and 1.08 WHIP over a span of 14 seasons, 404 games and 2519.1 innings pitched split between the Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Dodgers.

He needs just 11 more strikeouts to surpass Justin Verlander for 18th all-time.

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Blue Jays EXPLODE for 22 runs in win over Orioles

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What a weekend it was for the Toronto Blue Jays!

They ended up taking three from the Baltimore Orioles in two days, including back-to-back come-from-behind wins on Saturday.

The capped by an incredible weekend and honored the beginning of the NFL season by scoring a whopping 22 runs on 19 hits. They also went off for five home runs in the process!

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