The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of infielder Alex Cora, right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin, outfielder Laynce Nix and first baseman/outfielder Matt Stairs. The Nationals also placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez (right shoulder) on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March 22, and placed right-handed pitchers Elvin Ramirez (right shoulder), Stephen Strasburg (right elbow) and Chien-Ming Wang (right shoulder) and on the 60-Day Disabled List.
MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, will premiere a new baseball-centric program, “The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report” on Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m. The 90-minute show, which will air Monday through Friday, will feature a panel of four renowned baseball experts who will discuss news from the Nationals, Orioles and Major League Baseball. Panelists will include Tom Davis, Dave Johnson,
The Orioles today announced that RHP RICK VANDENHURK has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. The club also selected the contract of RHP JOSH RUPE, adding him to the 40-man roster. With the moves, the Orioles have 25 players in camp including 12 pitchers, five outfielders, six infielders and two catchers. The Orioles now have 39 players on their 40-man major league roster.
The Washington Nationals have partnered with world-renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) to bring Nationals fans a winning array of culinary offerings at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk, the Nationals Park hot spot that hosts the popular Miller Lite Party Nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Upon opening in late spring of 2011, Nationals fans will enjoy a variety
The Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of their 58th season and their 20th year at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The team will face the Detroit Tigers on Monday, April 4, at 3:05 p.m. PRE-GAME FUN AROUND THE YARD To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark will open at noon on Monday. Each
As the Orioles prepare to celebrate their 20th season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2011, the ballpark has undergone numerous renovations designed to keep the facility at the top of its class, while also preserving the iconic look and feel that made the ballpark the standard-bearer for the 20 major league ballparks that have opened since that time. Renovations primarily focused on the
The Washington Nationals today announced the launch of the revamped Red Carpet Rewards Program, a brand new online platform that gives season ticket holders the ability to access, track, share and redeem loyalty points for additional Nationals tickets and parking throughout the season. The Nationals will be the first team in Major League Baseball to host an online points-based loyalty program for fans. “The Nationals
The Orioles today concluded their 2011 spring training schedule against the Toronto Blue Jays and have announced that 115,506 fans attended a game at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium this spring, setting a franchise record for spring training attendance for the second consecutive year. This year’s attendance is also a new Ed Smith Stadium record, surpassing the 115,382 fans who attended games in 1994
After an absence of more than 15 years, National Bohemian beer will return to Camden Yards for 2011, the Orioles and Pabst Brewing Company announced today. The partnership includes a branded Natty Boh Bar on the first base side of the lower concourse and a new Natty Boh Brat, a bratwurst sandwich featuring Baltimore’s own Roma Sausage infused with the taste of National Bohemian beer,
The Orioles today announced four roster moves, bringing their spring roster to 26 players. The Orioles optioned left-hander Zach Britton and catcher Craig Tatum to Triple-A Norfolk and assigned infielder Brendan Harris to minor league camp. Right-hander Justin Duchscherer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hip. With the moves, the Orioles have 26 players in camp including 13 pitchers (one
The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Erik Davis and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres in exchange for infielder Alberto Gonzalez. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Davis is 32-9 with a 3.49 ERA in 73 games/51 starts spanning three seasons in the Padres system, posting an impressive .780 winning percentage with 8.5 strikeouts
The Washington Nationals today optioned left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler, right-handed pitcher Collin Balester and outfielder Roger Bernadina to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and re-assigned infielder Brian Bixler to minor-league camp. Additionally, the Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the 15-Day Disabled List and right-handed pitchers Chien-Ming Wang and Elvin Ramirez on the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations
The Orioles today announced eight spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 30 players. The Orioles optioned outfielder Nolan Reimold to Triple-A Norfolk and outfielder Randy Winn asked for, and was granted, his unconditional release. Non-roster invitees left-handers Clay Rapada and Mark Hendrickson, right-handers David Riske, Ryan Drese and Pat Egan, and infielder Nick Green have been assigned to minor league camp. With
The Washington Nationals this morning acquired infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Dykstra ranked fourth in the Single-A Midwest League with a .416 on-base percentage and .312 batting average last season while playing for Wisconsin. The 21-year-old scored 66
The Baltimore Orioles and new food, beverage, and retail partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice are proud to announce the reopening of the Orioles Team Store after completion of a project this winter to expand and enhance the team’s main retail location. The Orioles Team Store, located on the first floor of the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, has been expanded by about
The Orioles today announced six spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 37 players. The Orioles optioned infielder Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk and assigned non-roster catcher Michel Hernandez to minor league camp. Minor league invitees left-handers Mike Ballard, Alberto Castillo and Chris George, and right-hander Chris Jakubauskas were also assigned to minor league camp. With the moves, the Orioles have 37 players
The Orioles today announced that right-hander Adrian Rosario has been returned to the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Rosario was selected by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft in December. Rosario appeared in two spring training games for the Orioles and allowed two earned runs in two innings. Rosario will be assigned to Milwaukee’s Triple-A Nashville affiliate. The Brewers returned Rule 5 draftee right-hander Pat Egan
The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen and catcher Jesus Flores to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 35 players in their big league camp.
With Opening Day nearly a week away, the Washington Nationals today announced the official schedule of events for the 2011 NatsFest, set to take place on Wednesday, March 30 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. For the first time in team history, the Nats will hold their annual fan appreciation festival the day before Opening Day. The third annual NatsFest will feature activities for fans of all
In an on-field ceremony prior to tomorrow’s 7:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins, the Orioles will present a check for $26,000 to representatives from the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity to play baseball for everyone, regardless of their ability. The money was raised through the club’s OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic, held February 17 at The Founders Club in
MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, today announced its Major League Baseball programming schedule for the 2011 season. Once again, all Nationals and Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition. The Nationals will have 95 games air live on MASN and MASN HD, and an additional 66 games on MASN2 and MASN2 HD. Viewers in
The Baltimore Orioles and new food, beverage and retail partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice today unveiled several new menu items that will be available in general concessions this season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Sportservice chefs previewed the new items, including many celebrating the tastes of Baltimore, at a tasting held for regional media members in the B&O Warehouse at the ballpark. The new
The Washington Nationals, in association with the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and The Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation, today announced their partnership with the Miracle League of Montgomery County, the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)’s Montgomery Parks Department, and the Montgomery County Recreation Department to construct the Washington Nationals Miracle Field in Germantown, Maryland. “This
The Washington Nationals invite fans back to Nationals Park to celebrate baseball’s return to the Nation’s Capital during Opening Weekend on April 2 and 3 as the team faces the Atlanta Braves. Tickets for Opening Day on March 31 at 1:05pm are in very short supply and anticipated to sell out fast. However, fans who are unable to attend the first game of 2011 will
The Washington Nationals will honor the six newest members of the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame prior to the team’s 2011 season opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, March 31 at Nationals Park. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary sports club, whose 2011 inductees include: - James Brown, Host of CBS Sports “The NFL Today” - Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gold
The Orioles today announced they have assigned RHP WYNN PELZER to minor league camp. With the move, the Orioles now have 40 players remaining in camp.
The Orioles today announced four roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 41 players. The Orioles optioned OF MATT ANGLE and INF BRANDON SNYDER to Triple-A Norfolk and sent INF RYAN ADAMS and RHP ARMANDO GABINO to minor league camp.
Former Orioles shortstop and current minor league instructor Mike Bordick has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame, the team announced today. Head Athletic Trainer Richie Bancells is this year’s Herb Armstrong Award winner. Bordick spent six seasons with the Orioles from 1997-2002. He has the third-highest fielding percentage (.982) among shortstops with at least 1,000 games played in major league history, trailing only
The Baltimore Orioles, their community outreach program, OriolesREACH, and SNN Local News 6 will partner to fight hunger in the Sarasota area with a food drive next Sunday, March 27, at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans are asked to bring non-perishable food items or a cash donation to that day’s 1:05 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox. All donations will benefit the All Faiths Food
The Baltimore Orioles and Delaware North Companies Sportservice will hold a food tasting of new signature menu items for media at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Representatives of the news media and blogs that focus on the Orioles or regional food tastes will have the opportunity to sample the menu items, most of which will be available to all
The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball, first baseman Chris Marrero and outfielder Corey Brown to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and re-assigned catcher Derek Norris to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 38 players in their big league camp.
The Washington Nationals today announced the new Power Pack all-inclusive season ticket deal, a new option that gives fans the opportunity to purchase one game ticket, one combo meal and one parking pass all season-long for one low price. Worth more than $50 in total value per game, full season plans start as low as $25 per seat, which saves up to 50 percent off
Because host John Riggins is on vacation this week, “The John Riggins Show” will not air on MASN. Regular airings will resume March 21.
The Washington Nationals today optioned left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and outfielder Bryce Harper to Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League and re-assigned right-handed pitchers Ryan Mattheus and Tim Wood to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 42 players in their big
The Orioles today announced 11 spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 46 players. The Orioles optioned right-handers Brandon Erbe and Chorye Spoone and left-handers Troy Patton and Pedro Viola to Triple-A Norfolk. Right-hander Luis LeBron and infielder Pedro Florimon were optioned to Double-A Bowie. Right-handers Mitch Atkins and Raul Rivero, outfielder Tyler Henson, and catchers Adam Donachie and Caleb Joseph were reassigned
The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitchers Adam Carr and Garrett Mock to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and re-assigned right-handed pitchers Luis Atilano, J.D. Martin and Josh Wilkie, catchers Carlos Maldonado and Jhonatan Solano, infielders Michael Aubrey and Kevin Barker, and outfielders Jeff Frazier and Jonathan Van Every to minor-league camp. Additionally, the Nationals released right-handed pitcher Cla Meredith. Nationals Executive Vice President
The Washington Nationals today re-assigned left-handed pitcher Matt Chico and right-handed pitchers Joe Bisenius and Shairon Martis to minor-league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 58 players in their big league camp.
The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 22 players on one-year contracts. The list of players recently signed includes: Robert Andino, Matt Angle, Jake Arrieta, Josh Bell, Brad Bergesen, Zach Britton, Brandon Erbe, Pedro Florimon Jr., Jake Fox, Luis Lebron, Joe Mahoney, Troy Patton, Nolan Reimold, Adrian Rosario, Alfredo Simon, Brandon Snyder, Chroye Spoone, Craig Tatum, Chris Tillman, Rick VandenHurk, Pedro
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on 2011 contracts with left-handed pitchers Ross Detwiler and Atahualpa Severino, right-handed pitchers Collin Balester, Brian Broderick, Adam Carr, Cole Kimball, Garrett Mock, Elvin Ramirez, Henry Rodriguez, Craig Stammen and Drew Storen, catcher Wilson Ramos, infielders Ian Desmond, Danny Espinosa and Chris Marrero, and outfielders Roger Bernadina, Corey Brown and Nyjer Morgan. Additionally, the Nationals have renewed the