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O's receive C Hester from Arizona to complete Reynolds trade

The Orioles today announced that they have received catcher John Hester from the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete their December 2010 trade for third baseman Mark Reynolds. Hester has been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. A 13th-round selection out of Stanford University by the Diamondbacks in 2006, Hester has batted .263 (10-38) in 10 games with the Triple-A Reno Aces this season. In 300 career minor league

Nationals' Desmond reinstated from paternity leave

The Washington Nationals today reinstated shortstop Ian Desmond from the Paternity Leave List and optioned outfielder Roger Bernadina to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Desmond, 25, rejoins the Nationals after missing the previous two games. Desmond is batting .205 (16-for-78) with four doubles, two home runs and eight

Nationals reinstate Henry Rodriguez from DL; place Gaudin on disabled list

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez from the 15-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to April 26, with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rodriguez missed 22 games after beginning the season on the DL, retroactive to March

Nationals place Desmond on paternity leave list, recall Bernadina

The Washington Nationals today placed shortstop Ian Desmond on Major League Baseball's Paternity Leave List and recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bernadina batted .267 (12-for-45) with three doubles, one home run and two RBI in 13 games with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old is tied

Nationals reinstate RHP Todd Coffey from 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today reinstated right-handed pitcher Todd Coffey from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Coffey missed the last 12 games after going on the DL with a strained left calf on April 17, retroactive to April 9. The 30-year-old is 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in five relief appearances this

Nats option Collin Balester to Triple-A Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester, 24, allowed three earned runs in 3.1 innings during three relief appearances with Washington.

Yankees-Orioles game postponed, no makeup date set

Tonight's game between the Orioles and the New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date and additional information will be announced at a later time. Fans are advised to keep their tickets until a makeup date is announced.

MASN adds new affiliates in Virginia, North Carolina

BALTIMORE -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has reached affiliate agreements with two Virginia-based cable television providers as well as two new affiliates in North Carolina. Chatmoss Cablevision in Danville and Nelson Cable in Wintergreen are now broadcasting the popular regional sports network in Virginia. Chatmoss is carrying MASN on Channel 6.80, MASN HD on Channel 680, MASN 2

Nationals option C Jesus Flores to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today optioned 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. Flores, 26, appeared in two games and went 1-for-2 at the plate during his 10-day stint with Washington.

Nationals retain Gordon as physical therapist

The Washington Nationals have renewed their working agreement with Angela T. Gordon, MPT, ATC, retaining her as the team's physical therapist. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gordon provides comprehensive outpatient physical therapy services for the Washington Nationals' players, covering the team's pre-season evaluations in Florida and 40 home games during the regular baseball season. Among

Orioles to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Camden Yards

In recognition of the 64th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar in a special pre-game ceremony before their game Monday, April 18 against the Minnesota Twins. Kapria Lee, a student at the University of Maryland and a Baltimore native, will be presented with a #42 jersey by Orioles OF

Nationals place RHP Todd Coffey on DL, recall RHP Collin Balester

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Todd Coffey on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 9, with a left calf strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Collin Balester from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester earned the promotion to Washington after working 5.0 scoreless innings of relief for

Hardy placed on disabled list; Orioles recall Bergesen

The Orioles today announced that they have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left oblique. To replace Hardy on the 25-man roster, the Orioles recalled right-hander Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk. Hardy batted .200 (3-15) with three doubles and two RBI in six games for the Orioles. Bergesen started one game for the Orioles, allowing

MASN expands coverage of D.C. baseball with Phil Wood's "Nats Talk" beginning April 16

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will debut a new Nationals-centric baseball show Saturday, April 16. "Nats Talk," co-hosted by veteran Washington, D.C., broadcaster Phil Wood, will air on MASN each Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. The addition of the interactive, two-hour show will expand to nine hours the amount of locally produced baseball talk programming airing each week on the popular regional

Nationals place 3B Ryan Zimmerman on DL, recall C Jesus Flores

The Washington Nationals today placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 10, with a left abdominal strain and recalled catcher Jesus Flores from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman's DL stint marks just the second of his career (2005-present). The 26-year-old is batting

O's select contract of Jakubauskas, send Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Chris Jakubauskas and added him to the 40-man roster. To make room for Jakubauskas on the 25-man roster, they have optioned right-hander Brad Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas appeared in five games for the Orioles in spring training, allowing no runs and four hits in 6.1 innings of work. In 36 career games

Orioles place LHP Brian Matusz on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have placed LHP Brian Matusz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30, with a strained left intercostal muscle. The Orioles have recalled LHP Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk and he is scheduled to make his major league debut this afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays. Britton, 23, won the Jim Palmer Prize as the Orioles' Minor League

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