A's may play season-opening series in Taiwan in 2015

A's may play season-opening series in Taiwan in 2015
February 19, 2014, 9:15 pm
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The A's may start a season with an international series for the third time since 2008 if they are sent to Taiwan next year. (USATSI)

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PHOENIX – The A’s could be going international once again.

Oakland is under consideration to play in a possible season-opening series in Taiwan in 2015, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CSN California Wednesday night.

[STIGLICH: A's notes: Lindblom's new perspective, Melvin's speech prep, etc.

The San Francisco Chronicle was first to report the news earlier in the night.

The A’s have twice opened the season in Tokyo – they split two games with Boston in 2008 and split another pair with Seattle in 2012. After each trip, A’s officials expressed their pleasure with the experience and a willingness to play abroad again.

That desire could go a long way in making them a favorite if a Taiwan series did materialize. There are no concrete plans for MLB to travel to the country yet.

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