In an effort to spread holiday cheer throughout the D.C. region, the Washington Nationals will participate in a series of community events that make up the team's "Week of Giving" beginning next Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 14. During the week, Nationals players and front office staff will partake in activities aimed at giving back to the local community while celebrating the spirit of
With the holiday season underway, the Orioles will host a youth baseball tournament and help a worthy cause this Saturday, December 7. The Orioles invite Sarasota area residents to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex in Twin Lakes Park anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., then stay
The Orioles announced that they have acquired infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later from Oakland in exchange for right-hander Jim Johnson. Weeks, 26, batted .271/.376/.369 with 17 stolen bases in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento in 2013. The 12th overall selection in the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Miami, Weeks is a career .282/.375/.402 hitter in
The Orioles today announced that they have tendered contracts to six of their arbitration eligible players: catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, right-handers Tommy Hunter and Bud Norris and left-handers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton. Additionally, outfielders Steve Pearce and Nolan Reimold have agreed to terms on contracts for 2014, and right-hander Eddie Gamboa and outfielder Jason Pridie were not tendered contracts by the
The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed starting pitcher Doug Fister from the Tigers in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-handed pitcher Ian Krol and minor-league left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In 33 games/32 starts in 2013, the 29-year-old went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA and ranked among American League leaders in GDPs induced
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired catcher Johnny Monell from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Monell, 27, batted .275/.364/.494 (114-415) with 20 homers and 64 RBI in 121 games for Triple-A Fresno in 2013. He appeared in eight games for the Giants in 2013, batting .125/.222/.125 (1-8) with one RBI. In his seven minor league campaigns in the Giants
One Direction announced today that the band will perform at Nationals Park - home of the Washington Nationals - on Monday, August 11, 2014 as part of the North American leg of their worldwide "Where We Are 2014" tour. Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m., online at www.tickets.com and by phone at 888.632.6287.
The Washington Nationals today acquired outfielder John Wooten from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-handed hitter, Wooten spent the 2013 season playing primarily in right field for Single-A Beloit (Midwest League). There, he hit .257 with a .333 on-base percentage and a .430