Orioles announce 2016 spring training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2016 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium. On Wednesday, March 2, all fans will receive a Spring Training schedule magnet, presented by Visit Sarasota County, as the Orioles celebrate their Spring Training Opening Day and the start of their seventh season at Ed Smith

Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from San Diego

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (pronounced oh-DREE-sah-mer deh-SPAWN-yay) from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Jean Cosme. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser has been designated for assignment. Despaigne, 28, went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA (81 earned runs in 125.2 innings pitched) over 34 games (18 starts) with the Padres

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on March 5

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2016 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 5. The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office, as well as CBS Radio personalities Rob Long, Greg Carpenter and Regan Warfield. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested

Orioles' statement on death of minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette issued the following statement today on the death of Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday evening. "Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make

Orioles to host Sarasota SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium on Feb. 20

The Orioles invite fans to celebrate the start of Spring Training at Sarasota SpringFest, a free, family-friendly event for fans of all ages on Saturday, February 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans will have an opportunity to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy games and interactive activities in the East Parking Lot, located next to

Orioles acquire outfielder Efren Navarro from Angels

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Efren Navarro from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder L.J. Hoes has been designated for assignment. Navarro, 29, hit .329/.380/.442 with 24 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 29 RBIs in 72 games with Triple-A Salt Lake in 2015. In 54 games with the

Orioles sign Chris Davis to seven-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Chris Davis to a seven-year contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Joey Terdoslavich has been designated for assignment. Davis, 29, led Major League Baseball with 47 home runs last season, the fourth-highest single-season total in Orioles history. He finished third among Major Leaguers in RBI (117), seventh in slugging percentage (.562),

Legendary Billy Joel to return to Nationals Park for July 30 concert

The Washington Nationals and Live Nation Entertainment are proud to announce that by overwhelming demand, Legendary Musician Billy Joel will return to Washington, DC to perform at Nationals Park on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This performance will make Billy Joel the first artist in history to play Nationals Park in a record-setting third appearance. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, January 29