Nationals select Jimmy Cordero's contract from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero and designated right-handed pitcher Shawn Kelley for assignment on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his first career Major League assignment. The hard-throwing right-hander is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.67 ERA (8 ER/43.0 IP) in 38 games for

Orioles acquire Villar, two minor leaguers from Brewers in exchange for Schoop

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder Jonathan Villar, right-hander Luis Ortiz and infielder Jean Carmona Ifrom the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for infielder Jonathan Schoop. Villar, who recently completed a rehab assignment, will join the Major League club. Ortiz has been assigned to Double-A Bowie, while Carmona has been assigned to Short-Season A Aberdeen. Villar, 27, batted .261/.315/.377 (67-for-257) with 10 doubles,

Orioles acquire four players from Braves for Gausman and O'Day

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Evan Phillips, infielder Jean Carlos Encarnación, catcher Brett Cumberland and left-hander Bruce Zimmermann, and International Signing Bonus Slot Money from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handers Kevin Gausman and Darren O’Day. Phillips has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, while Encarnación has been assigned to Class-A Delmarva, and Cumberland and Zimmerman have been assigned to Double-A

Nationals acquire right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero and activate Anthony Rendon

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Jhon Romero from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brandon Kintzler on Tuesday. Additionally, Washington activated third baseman Anthony Rendon from the family medical leave list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Romero, 23, is 1-2 with nine saves and a 3.27 ERA (16 ER/44.0 IP) in 32 games for

Nationals' Rizzo, Turner issue statements on offensive tweets

Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo has issued the following statement regarding Trea Turner: “I have spoken with Trea regarding the tweets that surfaced earlier tonight. He understands that his comments - regardless of when they were posted - are inexcusable and is taking full responsibility for his actions. The Nationals organization does not condone discrimination in any form, and

Game time for Aug. 26 Yankees-Orioles game moved to 8:05 p.m.

Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the game against the New York Yankees on Sunday, August 26, at Oriole Park has been moved from 1:05 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. ET. The adjusted time is due to the selection of the game for Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. The game will no longer be broadcast on MASN but will

Orioles to host Game of Thrones® Night at Oriole Park on August 14

Exclusive ticket packages include a bullpen pregame party, Kevin Gausman Game of Thrones bobblehead, and a chance to sit on the Iron Throne The Orioles invite fans to enjoy Game of Thrones® Night at Oriole Park on Tuesday, August 14 when they take on the New York Mets at 7:05 p.m. ET. A limited number of ticket packages are available, featuring an exclusive pregame party

Nationals select the contract of Tommy Milone

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone and designated infielder Jose Marmolejos for assignment on Thursday. Additionally, Washington placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to July 22) on July 25 with a cervical nerve impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Milone, 31, is 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA