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Nationals Lock up Livan Hernandez through 2011

The Washington Nationals today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Livan Hernandez through the 2011 season. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Including this season's 9-9 mark with a 3.49 ERA in 27 starts, Hernandez is 11-13 with a 3.90 ERA (97 ER/224.0 IP) in 35 starts, 24 of which have been quality starts, since rejoining the Nationals as

Orioles Reinstate RHP Jim Johnson from 60-Day Disabled List

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated RHP Jim Johnson from the 60-day disabled list, where he had been since May 28 with right elbow inflammation. Johnson is 1-1 with one save and a 6.52 ERA (9.2IP, 7ER) in 10 games for the Orioles this season. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Orioles transferred RHP Jason Berken to the 60-day DL.

Orioles Option RHP Armando Gabino to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned RHP Armando Gabino to Triple-A Norfolk. Gabino, 26, has pitched to a 13.50 ERA (4.2IP, 7ER) in five appearances with the Orioles. A corresponding roster move will be announced before tomorrow's game.

Nationals Recall RHP Jordan Zimmermann from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmermann will make his 2010 debut in tonight's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. The 24-year-old has not pitched in the big leagues since July 18, 2009, prior to having season-ending "Tommy John"

Nationals Option RHP Collin Balester to Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester, 24, is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA in six relief appearances this season with Washington.

MASN to Televise and Stream Bryce Harper Introductory Press Conference Live

MASN will provide live television and online coverage of the Nationals news conference introducing Bryce Harper, the first overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.. The press conference will introduce Harper to local media and it will be televised live on MASN and MASN HD. Viewers can also watch the press conference streamed live at MASNsports.com, the premier online

Nationals Place RHP Stephen Strasburg on DL, Recall Collin Balester from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 22, with a right forearm flexor strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Collin Balester from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in five relief appearances with Washington this season. The

"Top Chef" Hits a Grand Slam at Nationals Park

This week's episode of Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" finds its six remaining chef'testants stepping up to the plate at Nationals Park in an effort to create an array of tasty, yet sophisticated snacks for hungry Washington Nationals fans. In the "Top Chef Washington D.C." episode titled "Making Concessions," the chefs take over two concession stands and are challenged to go

MASN to Launch on Fibrant in Salisbury, NC

MASN, the television home of the Nationals and Orioles, has reached an affiliate agreement with Fibrant, a cable and broadband provider in Salisbury, NC, to bring Major League Baseball and MASN's 24-7 sports programming to central North Carolina. Fibrant will be the ninth cable provider to offer MASN in North Carolina and will launch the regional sports network in September. Fibrant will carry MASN on

Nationals Renew Affiliation with Harrisburg Senators of the Double-A Eastern League

Harrisburg is franchise's longest-running affiliate. The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract with the Harrisburg Senators of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President/Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. "We are delighted to

Nats Extend Working Agreement with Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League

Chiefs eye back-to-back winning seasons as part of Nationals system. The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract with the Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President/Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint

MASN Programming Note

Between August 25 and August 26 there is a possibility of satellite interference with MASN's satellite transmission.  A "rogue satellite" which may have been hit by a solar flare in April, is scheduled to cross the orbit of the satellite used by MASN - and dozens of other cable networks - and may create interference with our signal. MASN has taken every possible preemptive

Nationals Reinstate Nyjer Morgan from DL, Place Josh Willingham on 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Aug. 16, with a left knee medial meniscus tear and returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Morgan, 30, rejoins the Nationals after a two-game rehab stint with Single-A Potomac (0-for-3) and

Nationals Place C Wil Nieves on Temporary Leave List, Recall C Wilson Ramos from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed catcher Wil Nieves on the Temporary Leave List and recalled catcher Wilson Ramos from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos, 23, was acquired from the Twins with lefthander Joe Testa on July 30 in exchange for right-handed closer Matt Capps. Since joining the Nationals organization, Ramos is

Buck's O's Continue to Shine on MASN

Notching his fourth walk-off win in only 14 games with Adam Jones' 11th-inning RBI bunt, Buck Showalter's Orioles continue to dominate the television ratings race on MASN. In the coveted 10-11 p.m. time slot, Buck's Birds were the highest-rated program in the Baltimore media market on Monday evening. The Orioles' 6.4 HH rating beat out Dateline, CSI: Miami, and every other broadcast offering in the

Orioles Agree to Terms with First Round Draft Pick Manny Machado

The Orioles tonight announced that they have agreed to terms with SS Manny Machado, their first selection (third pick overall) in this year's First Year Player Draft. Machado, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop from Brito Private High School in Miami, FL. In his senior season he batted .639 (55-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBI, adding 43 runs scored, 27 doubles and 17

Washington Nationals Agree to terms with Bryce Harper, 1st Overall Selection in 2010 First-Year Player Draft

NATIONALS SECURE CONTRACTS WITH 25 OF TOP 26 SELECTIONS IN '10 DRAFT The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a Major League contract with College of Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper, the first-overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director

Right-handed Pitcher A.J. Cole Agrees to Terms with the Nationals

Florida Prep on Short List of Top Prospects in Entire 2010 Draft The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a professional contract with right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole, the Nationals' fourth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris

Nationals Agree to Terms with Lefthander Sammy Solis

University of San Diego Product was Washington's Second Pick in '10 Draft The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a professional contract with left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis, the Nationals' second-round selection (51st overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of

Nationals Agree to Terms with 12th Rounder, LHP Robbie Ray

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on a professional contract with left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray, the Nationals' 12th-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Ray went 7-1 and posted a 7.3/1

Orioles Place RHP Jason Berken on 15-Day DL; Recall RHP Vandenhurk from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed RHP Jason Berken on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with right shoulder inflammation. RHP Rick Vandenhurk has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take Berken's place on the roster. Berken was 3-3 with a 3.03 ERA (62.1IP, 21ER) in 41 games for the Orioles this season. His 62.1 innings pitched leads American League relievers.

5th Annual Brian's Baseball Bash Set for Sunday, August 22

On Sunday, August 22, the 5th annual Brian's Baseball Bash, presented by Bank of America and Bloom & Associates, will be held at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. The evening is hosted by Orioles 2B Brian Roberts. Fans will have the chance to interact with Brian, other Orioles players and local sports stars while enjoying a night of

Programming Note for Saturday, August 14th

On Saturday, Buck Showalter's resurgent Orioles will face the Tampa Bay Rays with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Southpaw Brian Matusz is scheduled to take the mound for the Orioles. The game will be televised by Fox as part of Major League Baseball's national broadcast package with Fox Sports. Viewers should tune in to their local Fox affiliate to watch the Orioles game,

Orioles Extend Working Agreements with Minor League Affiliates in Norfolk, Bowie and Frederick through 2014

The Orioles today announced that they have extended working agreements with their minor league affiliates in Norfolk, Bowie and Frederick through the 2014 season. The Triple-A Norfolk Tides are in their fourth season as an Orioles affiliate, and both the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Single-A Frederick Keys have been affiliated with Baltimore since their inaugural seasons in 1993 and 1989, respectively. "We are very pleased

Washington Nationals Pay Tribute to Hall of Famers with Ring of Honor

The Washington Nationals will honor Hall of Famers with ties to Washington's baseball heritage by installing a Hall of Fame Ring of Honor at Nationals Park above the PNC Diamond Club directly behind home plate. The display, which features Hall of Famers from the Washington Nationals, Washington Senators, Homestead Grays and Montreal Expos, will be formally presented tonight during a special presentation recognizing Andre Dawson's

RHP Stephen Strasburg Reinstated from DL

The Washington Nationals today reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 22, will start tonight's series opener against the Florida Marlins. He missed the last 16 games after being placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on July 29, retroactive to July 22. Strasburg is 5-2 with a

Washington Nationals Team up with Miller High Life and Iava to Honor Local Veterans

The Washington Nationals have partnered with Miller High Life and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to honor local military veterans on Wednesday, August 11 as part of the "Give a Veteran a Piece of the High Life" program. The evening will begin with a special pregame event from 4:30pm to 7:00pm on the Rooftop Party Deck. The veterans and their families are

Orioles Recall CA Craig Tatum from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled CA Craig Tatum from Triple-A Norfolk. Tatum has batted .271 (23-85) in 32 games in his first season with the Orioles.

Orioles Option LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced that following today's game they optioned LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk. Patton has been in uniform for eight games with the Orioles this year but has not seen game action. In two stints with the Tides earlier this year, Patton went 7-9 with a 4.80 ERA (108.2IP, 58ER) in 20 starts. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to tomorrow's

Nationals Righthander Collin Balester Optioned to Syracuse

Following today's series finale at Dodger Stadium, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 24 year-old Balester went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (4 ER/6.2 IP) in five appearances with the Nationals. He was recalled by Washington on July 24.

Nationals Reinstate Jason Marquis from DL

Nationals place Ross Detwiler on the 15-day DL The Washington Nationals today returned right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis from a rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-Day Disabled List. The Nationals also placed left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 6, with a right hip strain. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Marquis will

Nationals Select Contract of Kevin Mench

Outfielder Returns to Big Leagues for First Time Since 2008 The Washington Nationals today selected the contract of outfielder Kevin Mench from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mench was hitting .249 with a .331 on-base percentage, 16 doubles, three home runs and 40 RBI in 87 games for the Chiefs at the

The Buck Starts Here: Showalter Era Drives Orioles Success On-Field and On-Air

Preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings show that new Orioles skipper Buck Showalter has re-energized both his players and viewers on MASN. More than 61,000 households in the Baltimore market tuned in last night to watch the Orioles sweep the Angels, a marked increase over the 2010 average tune-in for Orioles fans in Baltimore. With a 5.6 HH rating, the Orioles telecast was the top-rated prime show

Orioles Select Contract of RHP Armando Gabino from Triple-A Norfolk; Place RHP David Hernandez on 15-Day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Armando Gabino from Triple-A Norfolk and placed RHP David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Gabino, 26, was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.12 ERA (76.1IP, 18ER) in 27 games (seven starts) for the Tides. He was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Month for July after

Orioles to Honor Jim Gentile for Belated 1961 RBI Crown

The Orioles have announced that they will honor former Oriole great Jim Gentile in a special on-field ceremony on Friday, August 6, before their 7:05 game against the Chicago White Sox. In 1961, Gentile set career-highs with a .302 batting average, 46 homers and 141 RBI. His 141 RBI were one behind the Yankees' ROGER MARIS, leaving him second in the American League. Several years

RHP Yunesky Maya Optioned to Gulf Coast League

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya to the club's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maya, 28, recently signed a Major League contract with the Nationals, after a stellar career in Cuba. He went 13-4 with seven complete games and a 2.22 ERA last season with the Pinar Del Rio Vegueros

Orioles to Honor Ray Miller and Johnny Oates as 2010 Orioles Hall of Fame Inductees

Len Johnston to receive Herb Armstrong Award The Orioles will host their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Saturday, August 7, prior to their game against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. This year, the club will induct former pitching coach Ray Miller and manager Johnny Oates. Longtime baseball operations employee and current coordinator of operations at Bluefield, Len Johnston, will receive the

Nationals Recall OF Justin Maxwell from Syracuse & Transfer RHP Tyler Walker to 60-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Justin Maxwell from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and transferred right-handed pitcher Tyler Walker to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maxwell hit .287 with 17 doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in 66 contests with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old posted 16 stolen bases, 35 walks and

LHP Atahualpa Severino Optioned to Syracuse

Following today's game, the Washington Nationals optioned left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 25, did not make any appearances during his three-game stint with the Nationals.

Orioles Recall LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk. Patton was in uniform for Baltimore on July 21 against Tampa Bay, but did not see action and was optioned to Norfolk that night. With the Tides, Patton went 7-9 with a 4.80 ERA (108.2IP, 58ER) in 20 starts. Patton will look to make his first major league appearance since 2007

LHP John Lannan Recalled from Harrisburg; RHP Jordan Zimmermann Reinstated from DL & Optioned to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-Day Disabled List then optioned to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Lannan went 1-4 with a 4.20 ERA in seven starts with the

Nats Agree to Terms with Cuban Righthander Yunesky Maya

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya on a Major League contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maya joins the Nationals after a stellar career in the Cuban National Series, which is Cuba's Major League Baseball equivalent. Pitching for the Pinar Del Rio Vegueros, Maya earned Cuba's equivalent of the Cy Young during

O's Acquire Minor League RHP Rick Vandenhurk from Marlins in Exchange for LHP Will Ohman

3B Josh Bell recalled from Triple-A Norfolk The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Rick Vandenhurk from the Florida Marlins in exchange for LHP Will Ohman. VandenHurk has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and Josh Bell has been recalled from the Tides. A corresponding move will be announced tomorrow to fill Ohman's spot on the 25-man roster. VandenHurk, 25, went

Nats Acquire Pair of Righthanders from Rangers in 3-Player Deal

Ryan Tatusko and Tanner Roak added to system; Cristian Guzman to Rangers The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitchers Ryan Tatusko and Tanner Roark from the Texas Rangers in exchange for infielder Cristian Guzman. The Nationals then assigned Tatusko and Roark to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 6-foot-5 Tatusko went 9-2

MASN to Televise Orioles Press Conference Live at 12:00 p.m.

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, will televise the team's press conference live Monday, August 2 at 12:00 p.m. The Orioles President of Baseball Operations, Andy MacPhail, will introduce the team's new field manager, Buck Showalter. MASN's live coverage will be hosted by Jim Hunter. The press conference will also be streamed live online at Orioles.MASNsports.com. A native of Century, Florida, Showalter has

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