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Robinson helps River Cats tie franchise record for home runs in an inning

May 12, 2021

Las Vegas, Nev. — The Sacramento River Cats (2-4) lost their fourth consecutive game as they closed out the first series of the 2021 season, falling to the Las Vegas Aviators (4-2). But the story of the night was River Cats outfielder and Las Vegas native Drew Robinson. Robinson’s remarkable

Bart, Estrada launch homers as River Cats win opener

May 7, 2021

Las Vegas, Nev. — The Sacramento River Cats (1-0) played their first baseball game since winning the Triple-A National Championship on September 17, 2019, and did so in blowout fashion against the Las Vegas Aviators (0-1). Catcher Joey Bart, making his Triple-A debut, lined an opposite-field shot into right field

Sacramento River Cats release 2021 opening day roster

Baseball is back in Sacramento as new and familiar faces gear up for Triple-A season
May 4, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – In conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, the Sacramento River Cats are proud to announce their 2021 opening day roster as regular season baseball returns to Sacramento. Familiar faces heading back to Sutter Health Park include outfielder Joe McCarthy, catcher Chadwick Tromp, and right-handed relievers Tyler

Exciting Bay Area prospects dominating at Sutter Health Park

Organizational talent from both Giants and A’s show off skills during Alternate Site scrimmages
April 27, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics Alternate Site teams will play three more games in Sacramento before the minor league season commences. The Alternate Site finale is May 1, at 11:30 a.m. at Sutter Health Park. There’s still plenty of time for fans and media

River Cats now accepting national anthem video submissions

April 27, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats are now accepting national anthem video submissions for the 2021 season. If selected, artists will have their rendition aired on the Sutter Health Park video board during pregame ceremonies of a River Cats home game. All artists – whether soloists, groups, or

Sacramento River Cats unveil 2021 Field Staff

New pitching coach Garvin Alston highlights three new faces on River Cats staff
April 6, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, are thrilled to welcome Dave Brundage back for his fifth season as manager as they look to build off their 2019 Triple-A National Championship. Brundage will be accompanied by Damon Minor, who returns for his

Full 2021 Sacramento River Cats schedule now available

Highly-anticipated season set to begin in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 8
February 23, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The 2019 Triple-A National Champion Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the full 2021 schedule at Sutter Health Park. The River Cats will be on the road to begin their 21st season as the Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies) will host Sacramento for a six-game series

River Cats and Giants Announce 10-Year Affiliation Extension

As part of the new PDL, Sacramento to remain the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate through 2030
February 12, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats are proud to announce a new long-term partnership with the three-time World Champion San Francisco Giants as part of Major League Baseball’s new Player Development License (PDL). The 10-year extension keeps the River Cats as the Giants’ top minor league affiliate through

Sutter Health Park and River Cats to host Giants Taxi Squad

2020 Minor League season cancelled but baseball still to be played in Sacramento
July 15, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. – Recently, Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) would not be providing its affiliated Minor League teams with players for the 2020 season. As a result, the minor league baseball season was officially cancelled. The Sacramento River Cats will have to wait until

River Cats top Rainiers in At-Home Opener

Davis ignites sixth-inning rally with solo homer
April 14, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. -- Jaylin Davis kickstarted a sixth-inning rally and Reyes Moronta shut things down for the Sacramento River Cats as they defeated the Tacoma Rainiers 5-4 in this season's "At-Home" Opener. Second baseman Yolmer Sanchez launched a two-run shot in the third inning to give an early cushion

Hypothetical River Cats Roster: If the Season Actually Started Today

Here's what the defending Triple-A National Champions might have looked like tonight at Sutter Health Park
April 14, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. - It's hard to improve on a championship season, but after an offseason full of transactions, the Sacramento River Cats head into 2020 in quest of their first repeat as an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.To further increase the talent from last season, the Giants brought

Countdown: Top five games in River Cats history

April 1, 2020

The five-time Pacific Coast League Champion Sacramento River Cats have quite the history in their 20 years of play. As the Triple-A affiliate of both the Oakland Athletics (2000-2014) and San Francisco Giants (2015-present), the River Cats have played a wide variety of great ballgames so far this century, but

Sacramento River Cats All-Time Lineup (Giants Edition)

March 26, 2020

If you had to win one game and the only players you could choose from were former River Cats from the San Francisco Giants era, who would you pick to be in your lineup? These are our selections.First Base: Chris ShawIn just 264 career games in a River Cats uniform,

Sacramento River Cats All-Time Lineup (A's Edition)

March 20, 2020

If you had to win one game and the only players you could choose from were former River Cats from the Oakland A's era, who would you pick to be in your lineup? These are our selections.First Base: Chris CarterThe River Cats' all-time leader in home runs was born in

River Cats renew partnership with FanCompass, seek to enhance fan engagement

FanCompass to use Sutter Health Park as an innovation lab to improve overall fan experience
February 4, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats have announced the renewal and expansion of their partnership with FanCompass, a premier digital destination for fan engagement. There will be a host of new ways for fans to interact with the River Cats through rivercats.com, social media, the MiLB First Pitch

Dave Brundage returns as River Cats manager to defend title in 2020

New pitching coach Glenn Dishman will join returning hitting coach Damon Minor and fundamentals coach Jolbert Cabrera
January 13, 2020

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats, in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants, are thrilled to welcome Dave Brundage back for his fourth season as manager of the River Cats as they defend their Triple-A National Championship during the 2020 season.Brundage will be joined by Damon Minor, who

USA Softball Team to visit Sutter Health Park in tune-up for Olympics

Tickets on sale now for the Stand Beside Her Tour in West Sacramento on Sunday, May 17, 2020
December 12, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats are proud to announce that the USA Softball Stand Beside Her Tour will be making a stop at Sutter Health Park on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in preparation for the return of softball at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.The

River Cats announce 2019 Triple-A Championship ring design

Fans can secure their replica ring as part of the 2020 Giant Pack
November 25, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The Sacramento River Cats have released the design and details of the ring commemorating the club's historic 2019 Triple-A Championship. River Cats players and staff from the title-winning team will receive their rings during a special on-field ceremony at Sutter Health Park on Saturday, April 18

Full 2020 Sacramento River Cats schedule now available

Triple-A National Title defense begins in Reno on Thursday, April 9
November 18, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - The 2019 Triple-A National Champion Sacramento River Cats are excited to announce the full 2020 schedule for their first season at the newly-named Sutter Health Park.Before the regular season gets underway, the River Cats will welcome the San Francisco Giants to town on Sunday, March 22 for

River Cats' Chip Maxson named Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year

Maxson earns PCL honor in seventh season with Sacramento
November 4, 2019

West Sacramento, Calif. - In conjunction with the Pacific Coast League, the Sacramento River Cats are pleased to announce that General Manager Chip Maxson has been named the 2019 recipient of the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year honor. Since 1974, the Executive of the Year has been voted

River Cats finish 2019 season as Triple-A National Champions

Sacramento becomes the first team to win Triple-A Championship three times
September 18, 2019

Memphis, TN - The Sacramento River are the Triple-A National Champions after shutting out the International League Champion Columbus Clippers by a score of 4-0 on Tuesday night at AutoZone Park in Memphis, TN. Behind a stellar outing from left-hander, and eventual Most Valuable Player Caleb Baragar, the River Cats

River Cats sweep Express to capture PCL Championship

Franchise's fifth title sends club to Triple-A National Championship Game against Columbus
September 14, 2019

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- The Sacramento River Cats are headed to Memphis. A three-run eighth inning, fueled by three consecutive walks and a clutch hit from shortstop Abiatal Avelino, paved the way for a 7-5 victory and a sweep of the Round Rock Express to win the Pacific Coast League

Adames lifts River Cats over Express in game two

Sacramento one win away from capturing PCL Championship
September 12, 2019

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento River Cats (2-0) are on the brink of clinching their first Pacific Coast League Championship since 2008 with a 4-2 victory over the Round Rock Express (0-2) on Wednesday night.Infielder Cristhian Adames broke a scoreless tie with an RBI-double in the third inning, then

Avelino provides walk-off as River Cats take Game 1

Pena's two-run blast sparks River Cats comeback
September 11, 2019

West Sacramento, CA. - The Sacramento River Cats (1-0) played a roller coaster ballgame in game one of the PCL Championship Series, with shortstop Abiatal Avelino giving them an 8-7 walk-off win over the Round Rock Express (0-1).It was a wild opening game to this Championship Series, as the lead

First-inning homers spark series-clinching win over Aviators

River Cats to face the Round Rock Express in the PCL Championship
September 8, 2019

SUMMERLIN, Nev. -- Shortstop Abiatal Avelino led off the ballgame with a home run for the second time in three days. It set the tone for the first inning, as well as the rest of the game as the Sacramento River Cats defeated the Las Vegas Aviators 7-3 to win