Nationals acquire catcher Derek Norris

The Nationals acquired catcher Derek Norris from the San Diego Padres on Friday in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Pedro Avila. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The trade returns the 27-year-old catcher to his original organization. Norris was a fourth-round selection of the Nationals in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft and it was with Washington that

Orioles tender contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players

This evening, the Orioles made the following roster moves: * Tendered contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players: right-hander Brad Brach, left-hander Zach Britton, infielder Ryan Flaherty, right-hander Kevin Gausman, catcher Caleb Joseph, infielder Manny Machado, left-hander T.J. McFarland, infielder Jonathan Schoop and right-hander Chris Tillman. Additionally, right-hander Vance Worley was not tendered a contract by the club, allowing him to become a free agent. The 40-man

Orioles claim outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from Brewers

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move: * Claimed outfielder Adam Walker off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. The 40-man roster is currently at 37 players.

Orioles announce tickets for FanFest on sale today

The Orioles announced today that tickets are now on sale for the club’s annual FanFest event on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Orioles FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event will be

Orioles acquire right-hander Logan Verrett

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move: * Acquired right-hander Logan Verrett from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. The 40-man roster is currently at 36 players.

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon named NL Comeback Player of the Year

Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon was named the 2016 National League Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday in an announcement made by Major League Baseball on MLB Network. Rendon was joined by the American League honoree, Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and presented annually to one player in

Nationals acquire pitcher Jimmy Cordero from Phillies

The Washington Nationals acquired right-handed pitcher Jimmy Cordero from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cordero, 25, is 10-12 with a 3.80 ERA over the course of his five-year Minor League career. Originally signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays, Cordero has

Orioles name McDowell pitching coach, Mills bullpen coach

The Orioles today announced that they have named Roger McDowell as Major League pitching coach and Alan Mills as Major League bullpen coach. McDowell, 55, spent the past 11 seasons as the Major League pitching coach with the Atlanta Braves. In that span (2006-16), the Braves pitching staff went 905-876 and ranked fourth among Major League clubs with a 3.88 ERA, including a 3.58 ERA