The Oakland A's today said they told Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson months ago they have no interest in moving the team to Sacramento.
The A's reiterated that their sole focus is moving to San Jose.
Ken Pries, a team vice president, said the A's ownership group, led by Lew Wolff and John Fisher, told the mayor "some months ago" that the team wasn't interested in Sacramento.
Earlier today, Johnson and members of his Think Big Sacramento task force announced they would explore the idea of building a major league baseball stadium at the downtown railyard, with an eye toward luring the A's.
The mayor said he wanted the A's to know Sacramento stands ready if the San Jose relocation didn't materialize.
"I understand what Sacramento is trying to do but it has not changed our focus and our intention," Pries said.
Wolff told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter today that "Sacramento is a very nice city, but not for Major League Baseball as far as our ownership is concerned."
Moving the team to Sacramento would dislodge the A's successful Triple-A farm team, the Sacramento River Cats.
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