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Orioles name Minor League managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2011 season. Gary Allenson returns for his sixth season in the organization. He will manage Triple-A Norfolk for the fifth season after guiding the Tides to a 24-31 record in the first two months of the 2010 season. Allenson was promoted to Baltimore to serve as third base coach for

Nationals agree to terms with reliever Todd Coffey on one-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Todd Coffey on a one-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Coffey, 30, is 19-17 with 66 holds, 11 saves and a 4.15 ERA in 369 games spanning six seasons with Milwaukee and Cincinnati. A ground-ball pitcher, Coffey's 605 ground balls induced beginning in 2005

Over 15 current and former Orioles players and coaches to participate in inaugural Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

The Founders Club to host February 17 event to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota Hall of Fame Pitcher and MASN broadcaster Jim Palmer and Orioles manager Buck Showalter will headline a group of current and former O's participating in the inaugural OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club in Sarasota on Thursday, February 17. They will be joined by current Orioles BrianRoberts, Matt

Nationals acquire lefthander Tom Gorzelanny from Cubs in four-player trade

The Washington Nationals today acquired left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder Michael Burgess, right-handed pitcher A.J. Morris and left-handed pitcher Graham Hicks. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gorzelanny is 36-37 with a 4.68 ERA in 118 games/95 starts spanning six big league seasons with Chicago (NL) and Pittsburgh. Gorzelanny

Nationals agree to terms with Jerry Hairston Jr. on one-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with super utility player Jerry Hairston Jr. on a one-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hairston Jr. is a career .257 (927-for-3608) hitter with 192 doubles, 59 home runs and 341 RBI in 1148 games with San Diego, New York (AL), Cincinnati, Texas, Chicago (NL) and Baltimore

Orioles agree to terms with SS J.J. Hardy, OF's Adam Jones and Felix Pie and RHP Jim Johnson

Team exchanges salary arbitration figures with RHP Jeremy Guthrie and DH Luke Scott The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with SS J.J. Hardy, OF's Adam Jones and Felix Pie and RHP Jim Johnson on one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration. Hardy, 28, batted .268 (91-340) with 6 home runs and 28 RBI in 101 games with the Minnesota Twins in 2010. He hit

Orioles announce FanFest autograph policy details

Autograph Session Vouchers available for purchase this Saturday at Orioles.com Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles' 2011 FanFest will go on sale this Saturday, January 15, at 10:00 a.m. Orioles FanFest, presented by the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held on Saturday, January 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for Orioles Season Plan

MASN to televise Adam LaRoche press conference live

MASN will provide live coverage of the Washington Nationals news conference scheduled for Friday afternoon introducing first baseman Adam LaRoche to local media. The news conference is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised live on MASN and hosted by Nats Xtra broadcaster Johnny Holliday. Last week, the Nationals signed LaRoche to a two year contract. A career .271 hitter, he's played

Nationals agree to terms with 1B Adam LaRoche on two-year contract

Left-handed slugger has hit 20-plus homers each of last six seasons. The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche on a two-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. LaRoche is a career .271 (933-for-3437) hitter with 242 doubles, 161 home runs and 569 RBI in 989 big league games. In

Orioles sign Derrek Lee to a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent first baseman Derrek Lee to a one-year contract. Lee, 35, hit .260 (142-547) with 19 home runs and 80 RBI in 148 games with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves in 2010. In 2009, he set a career-high with 111 RBI and led the Cubs with a .306 average, finishing 9th in National League MVP

Statement from Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos regarding Roberto Alomar's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame

"We congratulate Roberto Alomar on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he spent just three of his 17 seasons in Baltimore, Roberto's accomplishments during his time here were significant. His performance during those years, which included three All-Star Game selections, two Gold Gloves and countless on-field heroics, helped the team make two playoff appearances and showcased Roberto's Hall of Fame credentials."

Orioles re-sign INF Cesar Izturis to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have re-signed INF Cesar Izturis to a one-year contract. Izturis, 30, batted .230 (109-473) in 150 games with the Orioles in 2010, his second season with the club. He was 2nd in fielding percentage (.985) and 5th in assists (382) and putouts (212) among AL shortstops last season. Izturis has batted .256 with a .619 OPS in 10 major

Pete Kerzel joins MASN as Managing Editor of MASNsports.com

MASN, the television home of the Orioles and Nationals, has announced that well-known Mid-Atlantic sports journalist Pete Kerzel has joined the network as full-time managing editor of MASNsports.com. Kerzel will begin shaping and overseeing sports news coverage at MASN beginning on Monday, January 3, 2011. A creative, jovial, team-oriented professional, Kerzel will lead MASN's Nationals and Orioles reporters and bloggers, as well as network talent

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