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Nationals Agree to Terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on Minor League Deals

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with first baseman Josh Whitesell and infielder Eric Bruntlett on 2010 minor-league contracts that include invitations to big league Spring Training. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Whitesell returns to his original organization, as he was drafted by the Expos in the sixth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. The left-handed

Orioles Sign INF Garrett Atkins

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent INF GARRETT ATKINS to a one-year contract for 2010, with a club option for the 2011 season. Atkins, 30, is a career .298 hitter over seven major league seasons, all with Colorado. In 2006, Atkins set career highs with a .329 average, 48 doubles, 25 home runs and 120 RBI. He helped the Rockies to

Nationals Sign All-Star Right-Hander Jason Marquis to Two-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marquis joins the Nationals after going 15-13 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts for Colorado last season. Marquis matched Ubaldo Jimenez for the Rockies team lead in wins and starts, and his career-high 216.0 innings ranked eighth in the

MASN to televise Nationals press conference live at 2:30 pm Tuesday

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will carry the team's Tuesday afternoon press conference announcing the signing of Jason Marquis. Coverage begins live at 2:30 pm from Nationals Park with MASN's Johnny Holliday, host of Nats Xtra. Fans can also check MASNsports.com in the afternoon for video highlights and interviews from the conference.

Orioles Sign LHP Mike Gonzalez

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent LHP MIKE GONZALEZ to a two-year contract through the 2011 season. Gonzalez, 31, went 5-4 with 10 saves and a 2.42 ERA (74.1IP, 20ER) in 80 games for the Braves in 2009. Gonzalez held opponents to a .209 (56-268) batting average in 2009 and held left-handed batters to a .194 (19-98) average. His 80 appearances,

Washington Nationals Announce Individual Ticket Prices for 2010

The Washington Nationals today announced individual ticket prices for the 2010 season at Nationals Park -offering fans one of the best game day experiences in Major League Baseball at affordable prices. The team's new and exciting roster is sure to provide many entertaining days and nights in NatsTown, where individual tickets will still be available for as low as $5 on game day. Fans will

Nationals Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Scott Olsen to One-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a one-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olsen went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals in 2009, his first season in Washington. Olsen is 33-41 with a 4.77 ERA in 113 career big league games/112 starts spanning five seasons with Washington

Nationals Sign 14-Time All-Star Catcher Ivan Rodriguez to Two-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. One of baseball's all-time best two-way catchers, Rodriguez owns an extensive hardware collection anchored by a record 13 Gold Gloves--among catchers, only Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench (10) earned more than seven--and seven Silver Sluggers, a tally trumped by only Mike Piazza (10).

MASN to televise Nationals press conference live at 1 pm

(Washington, D.C.) -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will carry the team's Friday press conference announcing the signing of Ivan Rodriguez. Coverage begins live at 1 pm from Nationals Park. Fans can also check MASNsports.com in the afternoon for video highlights and interviews from the conference.

Statement from MASN on the Departure of Buck Martinez

Statement from MASN spokesman Todd Webster on Buck Martinez leaving MASN: "MASN appreciates Buck's years of service to MASN and the Orioles, and we wish him the best in Toronto. He is a true professional whose insights and experiences have enlightened and entertained Orioles fans for seven years. While we will miss his energy and expertise during our broadcasts, we recognize his unique opportunity to

Orioles Select Two in Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles today selected two minor league players in the Rule 5 Draft, including LHP BEN SNYDER from the San Francisco Giants organization in the Major League phase of the draft. Following the draft, the Orioles traded Snyder to the Texas Rangers to complete Wednesday's trade which sent RHP KEVIN MILLWOOD to Baltimore in exchange for RHP CHRIS RAY. With the trade, the Orioles have

Nationals Select Four Players in Rule 5 Draft & Trade Top Selection to Yankees to Complete Deal for Brian Bruney

The Washington Nationals today selected four players in Major League Baseball's Rule 5 Draft and traded their top selection to the New York Yankees to complete Monday's deal for right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney. Prior to today's Draft, Washington unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Zack Segovia. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals selected outfielder Jamie Hoffmann from the Los

Orioles Acquire RHP Kevin Millwood from Texas Rangers

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP KEVIN MILLWOOD and an undisclosed amount of cash from the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHP CHRIS RAY and a player to be named later. Millwood, 34, was 13-10 with a 3.67 ERA (198.2IP, 81ER) in 31 starts for Texas in 2009. Millwood's 3.67 ERA in 2009 was eighth-best among American League pitchers. In 13 major

Nationals Acquire Right-Handed Reliever Brian Bruney from Yankees

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named. To make room on the roster, the Nationals unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Saul Rivera. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Bruney joins the Nationals after going 5-0 with 14 holds and a 3.92 ERA in 44 appearances

MASN To Launch MASN2 HD for 2010

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles, will launch a high definition overflow channel beginning in the spring of 2010, the network announced today. The launch of MASN2 HD will allow the network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game live and in high-def throughout the season. The majority of MASN's cable and satellite affiliates will be prepared to carry

Nationals Announce 2010 Minor League Coordinators and Field Staffs

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league coordinators, managers, coaches and trainers for the 2010 season. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Nationals Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. Trent Jewett, 45, will manage Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. He returns for his

Washington Nationals Name Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager

The Washington Nationals today named Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A scout for well over 40 years, Phil Rizzo joins his ninth franchise--the Nationals--and his son for the second time. Mike and Phil worked together for seven seasons (1999-2005) with Arizona, where Phil was a Diamondbacks Special Assignment Scout. While

Nationals Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Washington Nationals today announced their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Florida-based portion of the Nationals' spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15

MASN to Televise FCS Playoffs on Saturday

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs on Saturday, December 5th. The Division 1-AA Quarterfinals will include a noon game between William & Mary and Southern Illinois and an evening matchup between Appalachian State and Richmond at 7 p.m. Both games will be carried live on MASN. In his 30th season with William & Mary, head coach

Orioles Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Orioles will open their first season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, March 3, the first of 16 home games the club will play as part of their 2010 spring schedule. Next year will be the first time the club has trained in Sarasota since 1995. The team spent the last 14 seasons in

MASN to Sponsor and Televise Shriver's 24th Annual BCF Tennis Challenge

(Baltimore, MD) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise Pam Shriver's 24th Annual BCF Tennis Challenge at 1st Mariner Arena on December 9th. MASN's exclusive production will air on December 15th at 8:00 p.m. in high definition on MASN HD with six additional replays throughout December. The annual BCF Tennis Challenge showcases the sport's brightest stars as they compete in

Markakis, Dempsey to Participate in Holiday Events

Nick & Christina Markakis to Light Washington Monument for Holiday Season this Thursday Orioles right fielder NICK MARKAKIS and his wife CHRISTINA will participate in "A Monumental Occasion," the 38th annual lighting of the Washington Monument, this Thursday, December 3 in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. Nick and Christina will flip the switch to illuminate the Monument, marking the start of the holiday season in the

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