Orioles reinstate RHP Ubaldo Jimenez from 15-day disabled list, option RHP Miguel Gonzalez to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk. Jimenez, 30, was placed on the DL on July 8 with a sprained right ankle. He has gone 3-8 with a 4.52 ERA (99.2IP, 50ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season. Gonzalez, 30, is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA

Nationals activate left-hander Matt Thornton, option right-hander Blake Treinen to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today activated left-handed reliever Matt Thornton and optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Thornton, who was acquired on a waiver claim from the New York Yankees on Tuesday, joins the Nationals after going 0-3 with 12 holds and a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2

Nationals acquire left-handed reliever Matt Thornton

The Washington Nationals today claimed left-handed reliever Matt Thornton off waivers from the New York Yankees. The Nationals also transferred right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Thornton joins the Nationals after going 0-3 with 12 holds and a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) in 46 appearances in his lone

Orioles to support Barcs Animal Shelter with pet calendar sale and autograph signing

The Orioles today announced that the sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar will go on sale August 12, with the proceeds to benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), a non-profit shelter that accepts and cares for all animals in need. The 16-month calendar features photos of Orioles players with their personal pets and various BARCS animals at notable locations around the city of

Nationals recall catcher Sandy Leon from Triple-A, place catcher Wilson Ramos on Paternity List

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the Paternity List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon, 25, rejoins the Nationals for his third Major League stint of the season. The switch-hitting catcher is batting .212 (25-for-118) in 34 games with Syracuse this season,

Jayson Werth named National League Player of the Month for July

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was named National League Player of the Month for July. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon. Werth hit .337 (28-for-83) in July with 11 doubles, six home runs, 24 RBI, 17 runs scored and 14 walks to earn the second monthly citation of his 13-year Major League career. Coincidentally, Werth earned the first Player of the Month

Nationals recall OF Steven Souza Jr. from Triple-A, place OF Nate McLouth on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Steven Souza Jr. from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed outfielder Nate McLouth on the 15-day Disabled List (retroactive to Aug. 2) with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Souza, who rejoins the Nationals for his second Major League stint of the season, currently leads the International

LHP Andrew Miller reports to the Orioles, RHP Ryan Webb designated off the 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced that left-hander Andrew Miller has reported to the club and right-hander Ryan Webb has been designated off of the 25-man roster. Miller, 29, was acquired from Boston yesterday. He has posted a 2.34 ERA (42.1IP, 11ER) with 13 walks and 69 strikeouts in 50 appearances for Boston this season. He has held left-handed hitters to a .150/.203/.217 line in 65 plate