Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg today was named to the 52nd Annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team. Strasburg was one of 11 players to earn the citation, which annually recognizes the premier rookies at each position on the field, as well as the top right-handed, left-handed and relief pitchers. Strasburg went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts and led all major
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the official cable network of the 16th annual BB&T Classic, will donate 1500 BB&T Classic tickets to active and retired members of the United States Armed Forces. The 16th annual BB&T Classic tips off December 5 at 2:30 p.m. when American meets Florida. Navy will face George Washington in the middle match-up beginning near 5:00 p.m.
The Orioles today announced their 2011 coaching staff - bench coach Willie Randolph; pitching coach Mark Connor; hitting coach Jim Presley; bullpen coach Rick Adair; third base coach John Russell; and first base coach Wayne Kirby. Five of the six men have previously served on major league staffs, with two (Randolph and Russell) managing at the major league level. Randolph, 56, will serve as bench
RHP Juan Jaime claimed off outright waivers by Diamondbacks The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Adam Carr and Cole Kimball and first baseman Chris Marrero. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime was claimed off outright waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nationals Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Carr went 6-2 with 14 saves and a 2.75 ERA
The Orioles today announced that they have added left-handed pitcher Zach Britton, infielder Joe Mahoney and outfielder Matt Angle to their 40-man Major League roster. Britton, 22, was named the 2010 Jim Palmer Award winner as the Orioles’ top minor league pitcher after going 10-7 with a 2.70 ERA in 26 starts between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed 139 hits in 153.1 innings
The Orioles today announced that RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Gabino, 27, appeared in five games for the Orioles in 2010, allowing seven earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. Gabino appeared in 30 games (eight starts) for Norfolk, and was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.37 ERA (83.2IP, 22ER). Hughes, 27, made
Britt’s call for FCC-sanctioned arbitration rings hollow in light of refusal to abide by arbitrators’ rulings Return Major League Baseball to North Carolina Testifying today before the Senate Commerce Committee, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt lauded himself for “asking the FCC... to update its rules with new measures that would protect consumers, such as interim carriage and dispute resolution procedures.” Britt’s comments today echoed
Washington Third Bagger is One of Five to Win Award for Second Consecutive Season Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman tonight was named the recipient of the 2010 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger for National League third basemen. The Silver Slugger citation is the second of Zimmerman’s career. He earned his initial Silver Slugger last season. Zimmerman recorded arguably his finest offensive campaign in 2010, hitting
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise nearly 200 college basketball games this season. The extensive lineup includes regional favorites from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, covering 14 conferences, as well as major tournaments including the Charleston Classic, the BB&T Classic, and the Great Alaska Shootout. The season tips off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11th from Louisville, as
Longtime sports hospitality company to bring new and exciting food options to Oriole Park at Camden Yards The Baltimore Orioles and Delaware North Companies Sportservice today announced a 12-year partnership in which the global hospitality management company will provide food, beverage and retail merchandise services at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Sportservice will manage all concessions, catering, dining operations and retail stores and kiosks within
Washington Nationals offer three-game ticket plan in time for the holidays The Washington Nationals today announced the Nats Holiday Three Pack, the gift that keeps on giving throughout the 2011 baseball season. For a limited time, fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets for games starting as low as $30 per plan prior to single game tickets going on sale. In addition to the tickets,
Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened to rave reviews in 1992 and is now viewed as the standard-bearer for the 20 major league ballparks that have opened since that time. As the Orioles prepare to celebrate their 20th season at Camden Yards in 2011, the ballpark is undergoing renovations to the seating bowl designed to keep the facility at the top of its class. The
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise six exclusive NCAA basketball games during the third annual Charleston Classic on November 18, 19 and 21. Each game will air live from Carolina First Arena in Charleston, SC. MASN will televise the entire first-day tournament lineup starting with Coastal Carolina vs. Georgetown on Thursday, November 18th at noon. The Hoyas are ranked 20th in
RHP Jason Berken Reinstated from 60-day Disabled List The Orioles today announced that RHP Frank Mata has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Mata, 26, made his major league debut on May 26 and pitched to a 7.79 ERA (17.1IP, 15ER) in 15 games with the Orioles. Additionally, RHP Jason Berken has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.
MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise East Carolina’s game against Navy on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. live in high definition from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC. The exclusive production highlights MASN’s four-year partnership with East Carolina University. MASN’s coverage features veteran Pirates play-by-play voice Patrick Kinas with Chris Hemeyer as sideline reporter and former ECU kicker Kevin Miller providing color analysis.
Bo Porter joins Jim Riggleman’s staff as third base coach The Washington Nationals today announced that bench coach John McLaren, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Eckstein, first base coach Dan Radison and bullpen coach Jim Lett will return next season. The Nationals also announced Bo Porter will join field manager Jim Riggleman’s staff as third base coach. Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations
The Orioles today announced that they have declined their 2011 option for LHP Mark Hendrickson. Hendrickson, 36, went 1-6 with a 5.26 ERA (75.1IP, 44ER) in 52 games for the Orioles in 2010, his second season with the club.