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Pirates-Nationals rainout rescheduled for July 2 single-admission doubleheader

The May 17 Nationals-Pirates game at Nationals Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional, single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, July 2, with the first game beginning at 3:35 p.m. The second game will follow at 7:05 p.m. or later, depending on when the first game is completed. Season tickets and individual game tickets for the postponed May 17 game can be exchanged at the

Orioles recall Jakubauskas from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Chris Jakubauskas from Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas, 27, has appeared in four games for the Orioles this year, posting a 7.59 ERA (10.2IP, 9ER). In five starts for Norfolk, Jakubauskas was 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA (20.0IP, 9ER).

Orioles option Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman made 10 starts for the Orioles and was 2-3 with a 4.69 ERA (4.0IP, 25ER). A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

Balester recalled, returned to Triple-A Syracuse

Following today'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. The Nationals are expected to make a corresponding move before Sunday's game against San Diego. Balester, 24, is 0-0 with an 8.10 ERA in three appearances this season with Washington. He had

Nationals place LHP Tom Gorzelanny on Disabled List

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny (left elbow inflammation) on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 24. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gorzelanny, 28, is 2-4 with a 4.25 ERA in nine starts this season with the Nationals.

Tatum recalled from Triple-A Norfolk by O's

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled CA CRAIG TATUM from Triple-A Norfolk. Tatum, 28, batted .200 (13-65) with 7 RBI in 21 games for Norfolk. He hit .281 (32-114) in 43 games with Baltimore in 2010. Tatum will wear uniform #15.

Orioles option Snyder to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned infielder Brandon Snyder to Triple-A Norfolk. Snyder, 24, batted .222 (2-9) in five games for the Orioles.

Orioles announce new military appreciation program

The Orioles are fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated military personnel throughout the region, and the organization is grateful for all of those who risk their lives each day for our country. In that spirit, as we approach Memorial Day, the club is proud to announce support for military members and their families through a variety of exclusive ticket offers, suite donations and special gameday

Nats reinstate Ankiel from 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated outfielder Rick Ankiel from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ankiel missed the last 19 games, after being placed on the Disabled list on May 6, retroactive to May 3, with a sore right wrist. The 31-year-old has a .302 on-base percentage with

Nationals place 1B Adam LaRoche on Disabled List

The Washington Nationals today placed first baseman Adam LaRoche (torn labrum, left shoulder) on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 22. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. LaRoche is batting .172 with four doubles, three home runs and 15 RBI in 43 games this season. The 31-year-old leads the Nationals with 25 walks. LaRoche is

O's activate Simon from restricted list, move Izturis to 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Alfredo Simon from the Restricted List. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Cesar Izturis has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Simon made three rehab starts at Double-A Bowie, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA (16.0IP, 6ER), striking out 17 and walking five. He saved 17 games for the O's in

Jason Berken optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. Berken appeared in 15 games for the Orioles and was 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA (17.0IP, 15 ER). A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

Orioles select contract of Adams, recall Reimold; Patton designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk and recalled outfielder Nolan Reimold from the Tides. In addition, left-handed pitcher Troy Patton has been designated for assignment off the 25-man roster. Adams batted .303/.373/.434 in 39 games for the Tides and will make his major league debut with the Orioles. He batted .526/.550/.947 with two doubles,

Jakubauskas optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Chris Jakubauskas to Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas has appeared in four games for the Orioles and posted a 7.59 ERA (10.2IP, 9ER). A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

O's place Roberts, Lee on DL; recall Jakubauskas, Patton

The Orioles today announced that they have placed second baseman Brian Roberts on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, due to a concussion. The club has also placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 17, with a left oblique muscle strain. Right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas and left-handed pitcher Troy Patton have been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will

Orioles to host nearly 20,000 youth for special events this homestand

The Orioles will host approximately 20,000 youth at three special events during the homestand that starts today. Scout Night, Little League Day and Field Trip Day will bring thousands of kids to Oriole Park to enjoy special activities surrounding the games. Scout Night on May 21 will reward local Boy Scouts; Little League Day on May 22 will give youth baseball and softball teams the

Nationals statement regarding Vito Rizzo

The Washington Nationals organization today announced the passing of Vito Rizzo, 103, the father of Nationals Senior Advisor to the General Manager Phil Rizzo and the grandfather of Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo. Vito passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Chicago, IL from natural causes. "My grandfather was a long time Chicago railroad worker, who doubled

Nationals' statement on passing of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew

Washington Nationals Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Harmon Killebrew at the age of 74: "For baseball fans and Washingtonians there was a distinct sadness felt today with the passing of Harmon Killebrew. Our family and the Nationals organization were honored to host Harmon for a game last season at Nationals Park. We shall long treasure

April 22 postponed Yankees-O's game rescheduled for Aug. 27, 1:05 p.m.

The Orioles announced today that their April 22 postponed game against the New York Yankees will be made up at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 as part of a day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards. The originally scheduled game for August 27 will still be played at 7:05 p.m. that evening. Tickets dated April 22 will be accepted only at the 1:05 game on August

O's activate Hardy from DL; Rupe designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have activated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list. Hardy was placed on the DL on April 13, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left oblique. Hardy has batted .200 (3-15) with three doubles and two RBI in six games for the Orioles. To make room for Hardy on the roster, the Orioles have designated right-handed pitcher

Nationals recall OF Roger Bernadina

The Washington Nationals today 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 .270 with four doubles, one home run, two RBI and seven walks in 18 games with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old is tied for fifth in the International League with eight stolen bases. Bernadina

Ankiel placed on 15-day disabled list by Nationals

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 3, with a right wrist sprain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ankiel has a .302 on-base percentage with four doubles, one home run, seven RBI and 12 walks in 28 games with the Nationals. The 31-year-old

Winner of MLB's Honorary Bat Girl contest to be honored at Camden Yards on Sunday, May 8

Major League Baseball and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced the winner of the 'Honorary Bat Girl' contest, a campaign to recognize incredible MLB fans who are going to bat against breast cancer in their daily lives. The winner of the contest for the Orioles is Brigid Morahan of Annapolis. Morahan, a pediatric nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital

O's activate, option right-hander Jakubauskas

The Orioles today announced that they have activated right-hander Chris Jakubauskas from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas was placed on the DL on April 18, retroactive to April 17, with a strained right groin. He appeared in three games for the Orioles, pitching to a 7.36 ERA (7.1IP, 6ER) and twice going at least 3.0 innings.

Military Appreciation Night launches 2011 Patriotic Series

As part of tonight's Military Appreciation Night, the Washington Nationals are proud to offer free tickets to service members and their families to watch the team take on the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants beginning at 7:05 p.m. Military personnel with a valid military ID (active or retired) can receive up to four complimentary tickets to tonight's game, available for pick up at

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