Orioles to host #BirdlandSocial with Zach Britton on Tuesday, August 18

Following last night's successful #BirdlandSocial at Oriole Park, the Orioles have announced a second Social Media Night on Tuesday, August 18, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the New York Mets. Orioles All-Star closer ZACH BRITTON(@zbritton) and Orioles.com writer BRITTANY GHIROLI (@Britt_Ghiroli) will take part in exclusive question-and-answer sessions with those in attendance, and Orioles public address announcer RYAN WAGNER (@rwags614) will host the

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Phillies

The Washington Nationals acquired All-Star right-handed pitcher Jonathan Papelbon and cash considerations from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Minor League right-handed pitcher Nick Pivetta on Tuesday. Papelbon and the Nationals have also agreed to terms on a contract for the 2016 season. The Nationals also designated catcher Dan Butler for assignment. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Papelbon,

Nationals reinstate Zimmerman, Werth from disabled list

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-day disabled list and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. To make room, the Nationals optioned outfielder Matt den Dekker to Triple-A Syracuse and outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Werth, 36, returns

Nationals reinstate Rendon from DL, option De Los Santos to Double-A

The Washington Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated infielder Anthony Rendon from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Abel De Los Santos to Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rendon, 24, returns to the Nationals' active roster after missing 25 games with a left quad strain. He appeared in six Minor League

Orioles homestand to feature Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park

The Orioles will open a seven-game homestand on Monday, July 27, at 7:05 p.m. against the Atlanta Braves. The homestand will feature many special events including the Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park, a "Play Baseball" clinic with Manny Machado, and Social Media Night at the ballpark. The homestand will also feature exclusive giveaways including a Maryland-themed Oriole Bird bobblehead and a J.J.

Orioles recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk, place Steve Pearce on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain, retroactive to July 19. Gausman, 24, has gone 1-1 with a 5.00 ERA (27.0IP, 15ER) in 11 games (three starts) with the Orioles this season. In 51 career major league games (28 starts), Gausman has gone

Scherzer launches Big League Impact DC, to host fantasy football fundraiser on Aug. 22

In an effort to raise funds for the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and to join other "Big Leaguers" around the country in making a global impact, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has teamed up with Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact to launch Big League Impact DC. His inaugural event will be a fantasy football draft held on Saturday, August

Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross, option infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and optioned infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg. Ross will start for the Nationals against the Mets on Tuesday night. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ross, 22, returns to the Nationals for his second major league stint of the season. The Nationals selected Ross' contract