Orioles acquire left-hander Scott Barnes from Cleveland, sign infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for cash considerations. Additionally, the Orioles have signed infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract. Barnes, 27, appeared in 25 games (one start) with Triple-A Columbus in 2014, going 3-2 with a 3.69 ERA (31.2IP, 13ER). In two major league seasons in the Cleveland organization, Barnes went

Taylor Swift adds second show at Nationals Park

Due to overwhelming demand, Taylor Swift has announced a second show at Nationals Park on July 14, 2015 for The 1989 World Tour. Tickets to her first show, on July 13, went on sale earlier today. Tickets for the additional date go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 12, at 10:00 am ET. American Express® Card Members and members of TaylorSwift.com will

OriolesREACH to host fifth annual Birdland Gold Classic in Sarasota

On Monday, February 23, the Orioles will hold the 5th 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. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun

Nationals add Cole, Grace, Difo and Goodwin to 40-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole, infielder Wilmer Difo, outfielder Brian Goodwin and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace and added them to the team's 40-man roster. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole, a fourth-round pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, was rated by industry expert Baseball America as the No. 2

Orioles select contracts of right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contracts of right-handers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright. Wilson, 25, was the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014, going a combined 14-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 166.2 innings for Double-A Bowie (10-5, 3.72 ERA in 96.2 IP over 16 starts) and Triple-A Norfolk (4-3, 3.60 ERA in 70.0 IP over 12

Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off of waivers from Oakland. Hassan, 26, batted .287/.378/.426 with 40 extra-base hits and 55 RBI in 114 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014. He made his major league debut for Boston on June 1 and went 1-for-8 in in three games for the Red Sox. In six minor league seasons, Hassan has batted

Nationals holiday gift packs go on sale today

Racing President Tom holiday ornament included with each order Washington Nationals fans will once again have the opportunity to give the gift of baseball this upcoming holiday season when Holiday Gift Packs go on sale today, Wednesday, November 19. For a limited time, fans can purchase the Memorial Pack or the Jefferson Pack, each featuring tickets to three of the hottest matchups of the 2015

Nationals announce additions and promotions within scouting staff

The Washington Nationals today announced additions and promotions within their Major League and amateur scouting departments. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals hired Mike Cubbage and Terry Wetzel as Special Assistants to the President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. In a continued expansion of their amateur scouting operation, the Nationals added Brandon Larson and Scott Ramsay,