Press release from the Everett AquaSox:

Everett, June 17: On June 25th, The Malmö Oat Milkers are coming to Everett, but they’ll have some familiar faces. Your hometown Everett AquaSox will play as the Oat Milkers, Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™)’s newest team brought to the league by Oatly, the world’s original and largest oatmilk company.

Questions such as “the Malmö whats?” “how do I even pronounce that?” and/or “what is oatmilk?” as well as statements including “I don’t get it, and I just want to watch some Everett AquaSox baseball” are appropriate and, frankly, not shocking. Luckily, the Oatly public relations department shared some answers with us, which admittedly could bring either more clarity or more confusion to this situation.

Announced during MLB Tonight’s March 27 evening broadcast, the introduction of The Malmö Oat Milkers to the league is part of Oatly’s ongoing multi-year partnership with MiLB as the first-ever national plant-based, non-dairy sponsor, and pays homage to Oatly’s home city of Malmö, Sweden.

All of MiLB’s already existing 120 teams are each playing one game this season as the Oat Milkers, including the Everett AquaSox on June 25 – making the Oat Milkers more than just the 121st team of MiLB, but also an occasion for our local players to wear non-generic, but also non-outlandish pink accented jerseys for nine entire innings. Fans are under no obligation to wear Oat Milkers’ gear, but we’re told Oatly – the corporate sponsors – would love that.

Everett AquaSox fans can expect an unforgettable Oat Milker game experience, including a new first-pitch ritual, trivia, a chance to “sign a contract to be an Oat Milker for a day,” and more.

While now primarily known for “assuming the identity of a MiLB team,” Oatly also makes a delicious range of oat-based, non-dairy milk alternatives that offer the same creamy taste, frothy feel, and functionality as cow’s milk, while generally having a lower environmental impact.”

Gates for the June 25th Oat Milkers game open at 6:05. Tickets can be purchased HERE. For more information on The Malmö Oat Milkers inaugural season and the team’s full schedule, please visit To learn more about Oatly, visit

LOOKING AHEAD: The AquaSox return home to the friendly confines of Funko Field on Tuesday, June 18, for a six-game series against the Hillsboro Hops. First pitch on June 18 is at 7:05 p.m. Following the series against Hillsboro, Everett will remain at Funko Field for another week, squaring off against the Spokane Indians in a six-game series beginning Tuesday, June 25. Get your tickets now and hit a home run by starting your summer with AquaSox baseball!

ABOUT THE EVERETT AQUASOX: The Everett AquaSox are the High-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Everett is a member of the Northwest League and has been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the AquaSox moniker in 1995. For updates on the 2023 season, community initiatives and Webbly appearances follow the Frogs on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, or visit our website, Season Tickets, mini-plans, group, and picnic outings can be purchased by calling (425) 258-3673 or visiting the AquaSox Front Office at 3802 Broadway in Everett.