Orioles acquire infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have acquired infielder Kelly Johnson and minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston in exchange for minor league infielder Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus. Johnson, 32, has batted .212/.290/.354 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 87 total games for the Yankees (77 games) and Red Sox (10 games). In nine big league seasons, Johnson

Orioles acquire De Aza from White Sox

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Alejandra De Aza from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league right-handers Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar. De Aza, 30, batted .243/.309/.354 (96-395) with five home runs, 31 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 122 games for the White Sox in 2014. In 545 career major league games, De Aza is a .268/.331/.398 hitter.

Nationals sign two-year working agreement with Hagerstown Suns of Single-A South Atlantic League

Nationals and Suns partnership runs through 2016 season The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League through the 2016 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of

Orioles to serve as mission engagement chair for 2015 American Heart Association Heart Ball

SunTrust to serve as 2015 Heart Ball Chair Event Team also announces return of 50% off ticket fundraiser for select September games The Orioles today announced the renewal of their partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) that features the club serving as mission engagement chair for the 31st Annual Baltimore Heart Ball scheduled for early 2015. In conjunction with SunTrust, who is serving as

Orioles recall Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that infielder Jimmy Paredes has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Paredes, 25, has batted .258/.286/.394 in 32 games at third base and second base for the Tides after being acquired from Kansas City on July 24. He batted .305/.332/.457 in 65 games for Triple-A Omaha in the Kansas City system earlier this year. Paredes will wear #38.

Sept. 14 Yankees-Orioles game moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN broadcast

Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the Sunday, September 14 game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park has been moved from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. The change in time is due to the selection of the game for exclusive television broadcast by ESPN. Eutaw Street gates will open at 6:00 p.m., with the rest of

Nationals extend player development contract with Auburn Doubledays

The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Auburn Doubledays of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League through the 2016 season. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris and Director

Orioles option right-hander Kevin Gausman to the Gulf Coast Orioles

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to the GCL Orioles. Gausman, 23, is 7-6 with a 3.84 ERA (82.0IP, 35ER) in 15 starts for the Orioles this season.