Desmond named Nationals' nominee for 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of MLB, announced that Ian Desmond was named the Washington Nationals' 2014 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Desmond is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including

Nelson Cruz named 2014 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that Nelson Cruz has been voted winner of the 2014 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to today's regular season home finale against the Boston Red Sox. Cruz enters play today leading the major

Nationals reinstate Ryan Zimmerman

The Washington Nationals today reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day Disabled List (hamstring). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 29, returns to the Nationals' active roster after missing 55 games with a right hamstring strain, suffered July 22 at Colorado. In 53 games this season, Zimmerman has hit .282 with a .345 on-base percentage and

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation introduces 50/50 raffle

Nationals fans can purchase Raffle tickets to benefit the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation cornerstone programs The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation announced today that it will begin the new 50/50 Raffle during the Nationals final regular season homestand. Through the 50/50 Raffle, fans will have a chance to win large cash prizes while supporting the Dream Foundation's cornerstone programs. The Raffle tickets will be sold Tuesday,

Orioles select the contract of infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Christian Walker from Triple-A Norfolk. Walker, 23, was named the 2014 Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year. He hit a combined .288/.357/.489 with 53 extra-base hits, 96 RBI and 73 runs scored in 139 total games with Double-A Bowie (.301/.367/.516 in 95 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (.259/.335/.428 in 44 games), leading

Statement from managing principal owner Ted Lerner on Nationals clinching NL East

The Washington Nationals released the following statement this evening after clinching the NL East Division Championship: "We are so proud of this organization," said Ted Lerner, Managing Principal Owner of the Washington Nationals. "Watching them clinch their second NL East Division Championship in three years means so much to our fans, our city and our family. Mike Rizzo and Matt Williams should be commended for

Orioles announce series of "We Won't Stop" rallies

The Orioles today announced a series of rallies to generate excitement for the team's push for the postseason. A "We Won't Stop" street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas over the next few weeks, with appearances at the Hard Rock Café in the Inner Harbor on September 18 and October 1, Stevenson University on September 29, and the plaza at Pratt and Light

Orioles encourage fans to wear orange as part of "Orange Out" tonight at Oriole Park

In support of the quest for an American League East Division title, the Orioles are asking fans to show their support by wearing the color orange to tonight's 7:05 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park. As part of the "Orange Out," the Orioles are also encouraging fans to use the hashtags #OrangeOut and #WeWontStop across social media platforms. Tickets starting