The Orioles today announced that RHP RADHAMES LIZ has been claimed off of waivers by the San Diego Padres. Liz, 26, appeared in two games for the Orioles in 2009, allowing 10 earned runs in 1.1 innings of work. In eight starts for Double-A Bowie, Liz was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA (48.0IP, 14ER) and in 17 games (six starts) for Triple-A Norfolk, Liz was
Tigers outfielder and Nationals third baseman Join World Champions Venus Williams and Lauryn Williams, NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard and Dirk Nowitzki, NFL star Justin Tuck on “Dream Team For Public Service” SAN FRANCISCO (November 23, 2009) - Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson and Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman are among 10 “Dream Team for Public Service” winners from among 53 nominees selected for the
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed CA CRAIG TATUM off of waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Tatum, 26, batted .239 (51-213) with three home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games for Triple-A Louisville in 2009. He appeared in 26 games for Cincinnati, batting .162 (11-68) with one home run and six RBI. The Reds’ third round pick in 2004, Tatum was rated
The Washington Nationals today announced that hitting coach Rick Eckstein, pitching coach Steve McCatty and third base coach Pat Listach will return in the same roles in 2010. The club also named John McLaren bench coach, Jim Lett bullpen coach and Dan Radison first-base coach. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Field Manager Jim Riggleman made the joint announcement. Eckstein
The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime, left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino and left-handed pitcher Aaron Thompson. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jaime went 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) last season with Vermont of the Single-A New York-Penn League and Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League. The 22-year-old
The Washington Nationals today named Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A former World Series winning player and manager, Johnson joins the Nationals after managing Team USA to a semi-finals berth in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Johnson has managed or coached five Team USA professional squads since 2005, including the
The Orioles today announced that they have added right-handed pitchers BRANDON ERBE and LUIS LEBRON and infielders JOSH BELL, PEDRO FLORIMON, RHYNE HUGHES and BRANDON SNYDER to their 40-man Major League roster. Erbe, 21, went 5-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 18 starts between rookie-level Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie. The Orioles’ third round pick in 2005, Erbe is a product of Baltimore’s McDonogh High School.
MASN Announces Extensive NCAA Hoops Package Network will televise nearly 200 NCAA games in 2009-2010 season (Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise nearly 200 college basketball games this season. The extensive lineup includes regional favorites, 12 conferences, 19 women’s games, 12 Big East Games of the Week in HD, the BB&T Classic including a feature game between
Orioles right fielder NICK MARKAKIS and his wife CHRISTINA will join the Maryland Food Bank this Saturday, November 21, from 11:00 a.m. - noon and help distribute frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving to pre-registered Marylanders in need. The turkeys were purchased using money donated by Orioles fans at the team’s annual Food Drive earlier this year. The distribution will take place at Grace African Methodist Episcopal
The Washington Nationals today named Bryan Minniti Assistant General Manager and Jay Sartori Director of Baseball Operations. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Minniti joins the Nationals after spending the previous nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the last two as their Director of Baseball Operations. With the Pirates, Minniti’s focuses included rules compliance, transactions, budgeting and contract negotiations.
Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman today was named the recipient of the 2009 National League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger for third basemen. The Silver Slugger citation is the first of Zimmerman’s career. Zimmerman enjoyed a breakout season at the plate in 2009, hitting .292 (178-for-610) with 37 doubles, a career-high 33 home runs, 106 RBI and a career-best 110 runs scored in 157 games.
The Washington Nationals today named Jim Riggleman field manager. Nationals President Stan Kasten and Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the joint announcement. Riggleman will return in 2010 after posting a 33-42 (.440) record upon assuming the Nationals’ helm on July 13. Riggleman’s Nationals displayed marked improvement in extra-inning (3-1), one-run (13-9) and NL East (17-16) contests despite having a rookie
MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise the team’s press conference today at 2:30 p.m. live. The Nationals are expected to announce the team’s field manager. MASN’s live coverage will be hosted by Byron Kerr.
NATIONALS THIRD BASEMAN RYAN ZIMMERMAN EARNS FIRST RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE AWARD Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman today was named the recipient of the 2009 National League Rawlings Gold Glove for third basemen. The defensive citation is the first of Zimmerman’s career. Zimmerman led all National League third baggers this season in total chances (MLB-best 459), assists (MLB-high 325), range factor per game (2.97) and
Earlier today, Rawlings announced that Orioles CF ADAM JONES is one of this year’s American League Gold Glove Award recipients for defensive excellence in the outfield. The award, the first of Jones’ career, culminates a season in which the 24-year-old was also named to his first All-Star team and set new career-highs in nine offensive categories, including average, hits, runs and RBI. Jones is the
(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the Official Cable Network of the annual BB&T Classic, will honor the service of America’s veterans by providing more than one thousand complimentary tickets to this year’s BB&T Classic for servicemen and women. As it has done for the past two seasons, MASN will make the tickets available to active duty and retired military personnel with a valid Military I.D. (Click
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed RHP ARMANDO GABINO off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Gabino, 26, went 6-4 with three saves and a 2.94 ERA (98.0IP, 32ER) in 38 games (seven starts) with Triple-A Rochester in 2009. He is 22-19 with a 3.41 ERA (390.2IP, 148ER) in 192 career minor league games. Gabino appeared in two games for the Twins this
(Washington D.C.) - MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the official network of the Georgetown Hoyas, will televise nine Georgetown men’s basketball games this season. The first televised game will feature the Hoyas as they host Lafayette at the Verizon Center live at 12:00 p.m. on November 28th. Throughout the season, MASN will televise Georgetown match-ups with local schools like Mount St.
The Washington Nationals today claimed left-handed reliever Doug Slaten off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Slaten, who stands 6-foot-5, is 3-5 with 13 holds and a 3.68 ERA in 126 career big league appearances with Arizona spanning four seasons (2006-2009). During his four-year big league career, Slaten has suffered just one blown save,
The Washington Nationals today named Ron Schueler Special Advisor to the General Manager. The Nationals also promoted Bill Singer to Director of Professional Scouting. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. A 42-year baseball veteran, Schueler joins the Nationals after serving the previous two seasons as Senior Advisor of Player Personnel for the San Francisco Giants. Schueler is perhaps best
(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will provide the exclusive telecast of the East Carolina vs. Wake Forest men’s basketball game on November 15th at 2 p.m. live from the Greensboro Coliseum, home of the 2010 ACC tournament. The game is part of MASN’s continued partnership with East Carolina University, which brings the ECU Pirates to millions of viewers throughout