Orioles acquire outfielder L.J. Hoes from Houston

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder L.J. Hoes from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Andy Wilkins has been designated for assignment. Hoes, 25, batted .295/.383/.400 with 24 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 53 RBI in 99 games with Triple-A Fresno last season, including a .375/.447/.515 slash line in 136

OriolesREACH to host sixth annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

The Founders Club will host event to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota On Monday, February 22, the Orioles will hold the sixth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners.

Orioles select contracts of Bridwell, Lee and Triggs

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contracts of right-hander Parker Bridwell, left-hander Chris Lee and right-hander Andrew Triggs. Bridwell, 24, went 4-5 with a 3.99 ERA (43 ER/97.0 IP) in 18 starts with the Baysox this season. Over six minor league seasons, he has gone 26-41 with a 4.83 ERA (309 ER/576.1 IP) in 114 games (110 starts). He is currently ranked

Bryce Harper named 2015 National League Most Valuable Player

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the 2015 National League Most Valuable Player on Thursday night, in an announcement made by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on MLB Network. Harper, who was 22 years, 353 days old at the close of the 2015 season, is the fourth-youngest player ever to win the MVP award, and the third-youngest to take the National League honors.

Nationals add Bostick, Kieboom, Lee to 40-man roster

The Washington Nationals selected the contracts of infielder Chris Bostick, catcher Spencer Kieboom and left-handed pitcher Nick Lee on Thursday, adding them to the team's 40-man roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bostick, 23, ranked first in the Nationals' system in stolen bases, fourth in home runs, and fourth in RBI in 2015. In 137 games between

Nationals announce 29-game spring training schedule

The Washington Nationals released their 29-game 2016 Spring Training schedule on Thursday, featuring 14 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. The home Grapefruit League slate will open on Thursday, March 3 vs. the New York Mets. The Nationals will get their share of competition against 2015 playoff teams, facing the Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros numerous times throughout the spring.

Nationals announce new medical structure

With a focus on being proactive and utilizing injury-prevention techniques, the Washington Nationals announced a new medical structure and expansion on Tuesday, with several personnel additions and changes. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. In an innovative shift, the Nationals are transitioning their medical department to one that utilizes a proactive model, with significant analytic input. This will

Matt Wieters accepts Orioles' qualifying offer

The Orioles today announced that catcher Matt Wieters has accepted the club's Qualifying Offer and will return for the 2016 season. Wieters, 29, batted .267/.319/.422 with eight home runs and 25 RBI in 75 games with the Orioles this season. He finished the season riding an eight-game hitting streak (.444/.545/.741) and slugged the 100th home run of his career in Game 2 of a doubleheader