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

Nationals select contract of de los Santos, option Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Abel de Los Santos from Double-A Harrisburg on Monday and optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse. Left fielder Jayson Werth was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to clear space for de Los Santos on the 40-man roster. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. de Los Santos, 22,

Orioles sign infielder Xu to minor league contract for 2016

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent infielder Gui Yuan "Itchy" Xu to a 2016 minor league contract. Xu (pronounced "Shoo"), 19, becomes the first player signed by a Major League Baseball club from the MLB Development Centers. The 6-foot, 188-pound left-handed hitting and left-handed throwing infielder is a native of Shenzhen, China and was recruited to the MLB program in 2010.

Statement from Washington Nationals on Friday night's power outage

The Washington Nationals have issued the following statement about Friday night's game versus the Los Angeles Dodgers: "Our initial investigation indicates the power failure at Nationals Park last night was caused by a faulty circuit breaker. It was replaced shortly after midnight and the lights were tested throughout the night with no additional outages. While we believe we have identified and corrected the issue, additional