Found December 24, 2011 on PRO Rumors:
Sources close to Bob Nightengale of USA Today say that the Oakland Athletics will be granted permission by February to move to San Jose.  The territory rights to San Jose are currently being held by the San Francisco Giants. The decision is not official and sources close to the San Jose Mercury News (as reported by Joe Stiglich and Tracy Seipel) say that “nothing has changed. No decision has been made.” A's owner Lew Wolff says that he's “very confident” that the league is close to clearing the way for his team to move to the South Bay. Image by John Martinez Pavliga under the Creative Commons License.
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