Nationals recall right-hander Rafael Martin

The Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, adding him to the active roster in the space that was vacated when right-hander Stephen Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain (retroactive to June 16) on Sunday, June 26. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Martin, 32, joins the

Orioles option LHP Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned LHP Ashur Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk following this afternoon’s game. Tolliver, 28, went 1-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER/4.2 IP) and five strikeouts in five games with the Orioles this season. He earned his first career Major League win on June 24 vs. Tampa Bay, tossing 0.2 scoreless inning.

Orioles recall left-hander T.J. McFarland as 26th player for Saturday's doubleheader

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk as the 26th player for today’s doubleheader. McFarland, 27, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (7 ER/21.0 IP) over five games (four starts) with Triple-A Norfolk this season. In 13 games with the Orioles this season, McFarland has gone 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA (12 ER/21.0 IP). Over 118 career major

Orioles recall Tolliver from Triple-A Norfolk, place Duensing on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Ashur Tolliver from Triple-A Norfolk and placed left-hander Brian Duensing on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 20) with left elbow inflammation. Tolliver, 28, pitched to a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP) in five games with the Tides this season. Over 23 minor league games this season between Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie, Tolliver went

Gulf Coast League Orioles open season Friday in Sarasota

The Orioles’ Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2016 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday, June 24, at 12:00 p.m. against the GCL Rays. The GCL, which includes 17 teams, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball. The Orioles are scheduled to play 30 GCL home games between June 24

Orioles recall right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk, outright infielder Paul Janish to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and outrighted infielder Paul Janish to Triple-A Norfolk. Drake, 29, pitched to a 2.02 ERA (6 ER/26.2 IP) with 10 saves over 27 games with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He did not surrender an earned run over his last 14 games with the Tides (14.0 IP), totaling 25 strikeouts in that

Nats agree to terms with 23 selections from First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players from the 2016 First-Year Player Draft, including their first pick (No. 28 overall), shortstop Carter Kieboom. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Kieboom, 18, will begin his professional career in Viera, Fla., playing for the

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Yovani Gallardo and infielder J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. Gallardo, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 23 with right shoulder bicep tendinitis. He made three rehabilitation starts between Class A-Advanced Frederick and Triple-A Norfolk, going 1-0 with a 4.85 ERA (7 ER/13.0