36th annual OriolesREACH holiday party for kids to be held next Tuesday, Dec. 16

Current and former Orioles will host 80 kindergarten through fifth grade students from Callaway Elementary School in Baltimore as part of the 36th Annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids next Tuesday, December 16, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Dave & Busters in the Arundel Mills Mall. Manager Buck Showalter, along with current Orioles Brad Brach and Steve Pearce, will be joined by former O's Al

Buck Showalter named 2014 Manager of the Year by Baseball America

Baseball America today announced that Buck Showalter has been named winner of the 2014 Manager of the Year award. Showalter becomes the third manager to be recognized with the award twice (also 2012) since Baseball America began giving the honor in 1998, joining BOBBY COX (2004 and 2010) and Mike Scioscia (2002 and 2009). He was also the recipient of the publication's inaugural Minor League

Orioles sign right-hander Eddie Gamboa to a major league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Eddie Gamboa to a major league contract. Gamboa, 29, went a combined 5-7 with a 3.81 ERA (108.2IP, 46ER) and a career-high 8.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 19 games (17 starts) with Double-A Bowie (five starts) and Triple-A Norfolk (14 games/12 starts) in 2014. He is currently pitching for Navajoa in the Mexican Pacific League

Washington Nationals announce NatsFest details

The Washington Nationals today released new details about NatsFest, taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, December 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Season Plan Holders will have exclusive access to the event for an entire hour (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) before NatsFest opens to the general public at 11:00 a.m. * For more information on becoming a Season

O's tender contracts to 11 arbitration-eligible players

The Orioles today announced that they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players: catcher Matt Wieters; infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce; outfielder Alejandrop De Aza; right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman; and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz. Wieters, 28, batted .308/.339/.500 in 26 games in 2014. Davis, 28, batted .196/.300/.404 with 26 home runs and 72

Dan Duquette named 2014 Executive of the Year by Baseball America

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette has been named Baseball America's 2014 Executive of the Year. The Orioles were the 2014 American League East champions and advanced to the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Baltimore's 96-66 record was tied for second-best in the majors in 2014 and the club's best single-season mark since 1997, when they went

Orioles acquire left-hander Scott Barnes from Cleveland, sign infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. Additionally, the Orioles have signed infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract. Barnes, 27, appeared in 25 games (one start) with Triple-A Columbus in 2014, going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA (31.2IP, 13ER). In two major league seasons in the Cleveland organization, Barnes went

Taylor Swift adds second show at Nationals Park

Due to overwhelming demand, Taylor Swift has announced a second show at Nationals Park on July 14, 2015 for The 1989 World Tour. Tickets to her first show, on July 13, went on sale earlier today. Tickets for the additional date go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 am ET. American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com will