Nationals recall den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse, place Span on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and placed center fielder Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 27, with left hip inflammation. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. den Dekker, 28, returns to Washington for his fourth Major League stint of the season. The versatile outfielder has hit .184

Orioles to celebrate 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game streak

The Orioles will open a three-game homestand on Monday, August 31, at 7:05 p.m. ET against the Tampa Bay Rays. The homestand will feature many special events including KidsPeace Night, an Orioles Wives Habitat for Humanity build, and a night to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game On Tuesday, September 1, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the

Orioles option right-hander Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Norfolk. Rondon, 27, allowed one run over 4.0 innings in two outings after being recalled from the Tides on August 24. In three games with the Orioles this season since being claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies on May 10, Rondon has posted a 1.23 ERA (7.1IP, ER) while striking out

Orioles to auction 2130 and 2131 Maryland license plates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ripken's streak

The Orioles today announced that an online charity auction for the 2130 and the 2131 numbered Orioles-themed Maryland license plates will begin on Thursday, August 27, at 12:00 p.m. ET in honor of the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game streak. Maryland residents who plan on using the winning license plate on a Maryland registered car can visit www.orioles.com/2131 to bid

Span reinstated from DL, Nationals option Roark to Single-A Potomac

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated center fielder Denard Span from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, and optioned right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark to Single-A Potomac. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Span, 31, returns to the Nationals after missing 40 games due to back tightness. The Nationals' leadoff man is coming off six rehab games -

Orioles select contract of infielder Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk, place catcher Steve Clevenger on paternity list

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Paul Janish from Triple-A Norfolk and placed catcher Steve Clevenger on the paternity list. Janish, 32, batted .235/.313/.272 (71-302) with seven doubles, two triples, 21 RBI, and 29 runs scored in 95 games with the Tides this season and led International League shortstops with a .990 fielding percentage (four errors, 407 total chances).

Orioles make four roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk and have reinstated infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list. In corresponding moves, the Orioles have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain and designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment. Rondon, 27, has gone 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA (14 ER/52.0 IP) in

Nationals recall Turner from Triple-A, place Moore on 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of shortstop Trea Turner from Triple-A Syracuse on Friday and placed first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 19, with a left ankle sprain. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Aaron Barrett (right elbow sprain) was transferred to the 60-day DL. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Turner joins the Nationals