Orioles announce spring training non-roster invitees

The Orioles today announced that they have invited 17 non-roster players to major league spring training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes four left-handed pitchers, three right-handed pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and three outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles' non-roster invitees for 2016 spring training is below: PITCHERS (7) RHP Pedro BeatoLHP Jeff BeliveauLHP Cesar CabralRHP Hunter HarveyLHP Andy OliverRHP Todd RedmondLHP Ashur

Orioles head groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen to receive Mary Pickersgill Award

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House has named Orioles Head Groundskeeper Nicole McFadyen the 2016 recipient of the Mary Pickersgill Award for Women's Leadership in Business. McFadyen will accept the award on Thursday, March 10, in a ceremony at the Flag House, 844 E. Pratt St. The Mary Pickersgill Award, established in 2012, is awarded annually to honor a woman who demonstrates leadership in her community,

Orioles agree to terms with left-hander Zach Britton on a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with left-hander Zach Britton on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Britton, 28, went 4-1 with a 1.92 ERA (14 earned runs in 65 2/3 innings pitched) and ranked tied for third in the American League with 36 saves. Since the beginning of the 2014 season, Britton is tied for second among American League relievers

Orioles agree to one-year contract with left-hander Brian Matusz

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with left-hander Brian Matusz on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Matusz, 28, posted a 2.94 ERA (16 ER/49.0 IP) with 56 strikeouts for a career-high 10.29 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio in 2015. Over 272 Major League games (68 starts) in seven seasons, Matusz has gone 27-41 with a 4.76 ERA (275 ER/519.2 IP)

Orioles announce 2016 spring training promotions and special events schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2016 Spring Training promotions and special events schedule featuring many fun-filled promotional giveaways and events for fans to enjoy at Ed Smith Stadium. On Wednesday, March 2, all fans will receive a Spring Training schedule magnet, presented by Visit Sarasota County, as the Orioles celebrate their Spring Training Opening Day and the start of their seventh season at Ed Smith

Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from San Diego

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne (pronounced oh-DREE-sah-mer deh-SPAWN-yay) from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league right-hander Jean Cosme. To make room on the 40-man roster, left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser has been designated for assignment. Despaigne, 28, went 5-9 with a 5.80 ERA (81 earned runs in 125.2 innings pitched) over 34 games (18 starts) with the Padres

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on March 5

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2016 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 5. The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office, as well as CBS Radio personalities Rob Long, Greg Carpenter and Regan Warfield. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested

Orioles' statement on death of minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez

Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette issued the following statement today on the death of Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic on Saturday evening. "Our entire organization is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic death of Ramon Ramirez. As a member of the Orioles organization, Ramon worked tirelessly to make