Orioles recall infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk; place infielder J.J. Hardy on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 2) with a left foot fracture. Flaherty, 29, has batted .200/.273/.200 in four games with the Orioles this season. Over five games with Triple-A Norfolk this season, Flaherty hit .421/.500/.474 with a double, an RBI, three runs scored

Machado named AL Player of the Month

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been voted the Budweiser Presents American League Player of the Month for April. Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of Major League Baseball and sponsor of 25 of 30 clubs, is also the presenting sponsor of the National League Player of the Month Award. Machado batted .344 (33-for-96) with 20 runs scored, 10 doubles, seven home runs and 16

Harper named NL Player of the Month

Beginning the encore to his MVP season with a superb opening month of 2016, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. Harper, 23, hit .286 with a .406 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage (best in MLB) in 23 April games. In that period,

2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest winner to be recognized on May 8

Major League Baseball announced the 30 winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl Contest which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and demonstrate a commitment to eradicating the disease. The winner of the Honorary Bat Girl Contest for the Orioles is CRYSTAL SILINS, who will be recognized in a pregame ceremony at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday, May 8,

Nationals activate catcher Wilson Ramos

The Washington Nationals activated catcher Wilson Ramos from the bereavement list on Sunday and optioned catcher Pedro Severino to Triple-A Syracuse. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos hit .316 (18-for-57) with four doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored in 15 games prior to being placed on the bereavement list. He returns to the team

Nationals recall Solis, place Belisle on disabled list

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed right-handed pitcher Matt Belisle on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solis, 27, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The highest-rated left-hander in Washington’s system (No. 17, per Baseball

Orioles launch Birdland Community Heroes program

New initiative celebrates community heroes from all walks of life The Orioles Birdland Community Heroes program honors and recognizes community heroes who inspire us through their spirited commitment to extend a hand in charity, service, hope and harmony. This recognition honors the heroism of members of our extended Orioles community from all walks of life, occupations, and diverse backgrounds living in our region, our country

Nationals recall catcher Pedro Severino, place catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list

The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 22, joins the Nationals for his first major league assignment of the season. A defensive standout behind the plate, Severino is currently hitting .244 in 13 games with Triple-A Syracuse. Severino