Orioles name Kristen Hudak as Director of Public Relations

The Orioles today announced that Kristen Hudak has been named Director, Public Relations. Hudak, who returns to the Orioles' market after three and a half years at ESPN, will oversee the public relations department, including corporate communications, media relations, online communications, photography, and team publications. She will begin her duties on Monday, December 29, reporting directly to Greg Bader, Vice President, Communications & Marketing. As

Nationals acquire second baseman Chris Bostick and right-hander Abel de Los Santos from the Rangers

The Washington Nationals acquired second baseman Chris Bostick and right-handed reliever Abel de Los Santos from the Texas Rangers on Friday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bostick, 21, has a .270 career batting average and a .341 on-base percentage in four Minor League seasons ranging from Rookie Level to high

Orioles offer unique experiences in MLB online auction benefitting LUNGevity Foundation

The Orioles are encouraging fans to bid on once in a lifetime auction opportunities via www.mlb.com/lungevity until 11:00 p.m. ET tonight, with proceeds going to the LUNGevity Foundation in memory of Orioles' late Public Relations Director Monica Barlow, who worked closely with the charity. Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network, and all 30 Clubs have organized a Winter Meetings charity auction featuring exclusive

Orioles select right-hander Logan Verrett in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected right-hander Logan Verrett in the Rule 5 draft from the New York Mets organization. Verrett, 24, went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA (162.0IP, 78ER) in 28 starts with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014. In three seasons in the New York organization, he has gone 28-13 with a 3.89 ERA (411.1IP, 178ER) and 3.5 strikeouts per walk. Verrett

Orioles acquire right-hander Jason Garcia from Houston in exchange for cash considerations

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Jason Garcia from Houston following his selection with the #4 pick in the Rule 5 draft out of the Boston Red Sox organization in exchange for cash considerations. Garcia, 22, went 3-2 with three saves and a 3.67 ERA (56.1IP, 23ER) in 14 combined games (seven starts) with Class-A Lowell and Greenville. He struck out 9.4

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