The Athletics and Mariners are heading east next year — the Far East. The two teams, who played a two-game series in Japan to begin the 2012 MLB season, will open the 2019 season in Tokyo. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported Wednesday the A's are "eager" and "enthusiastic" about playing overseas. "If we’re in the running, I’d be 100 percent all for it," A's manager Bob Melvin told reporters Wednesday, via the Chronicle. "Not only did we have a great time, it’s a life lesson as much as anything, but it significantly helped our team come together in 2012."