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Orioles trade Gonzalez to Rangers for player to be named later; recall Zach Phillips

The Orioles today announced that they have traded left-handed pitcher Michael Gonzalez to the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later. The club has also recalled left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips from Triple-A Norfolk. Gonzalez, 33, went 2-2 with one save and a 4.27 ERA (46.1 IP, 22 ER) in 49 appearances for the Orioles this season. He has not allowed a

O's reinstate Patton from restricted list, Hendrickson designated for assignment

The Orioles announced today that they have reinstated left-hander Troy Patton from the restricted list. The club has also designated left-hander Mark Handrickson for assignment. Patton, 25, has pitched in 11 games for the Orioles, going 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA (16.1IP, 7ER). Hendrickson, 37, has appeared in eight games for the Orioles this season, going 1-0 with a 5.73 ERA (11.0IP, 7ER).

Orioles-Yankees rescheduled game on Sept. 8 to be played at 1:05 p.m.

The Orioles today announced that their recently rescheduled August 27 1:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees will be played at 1:05 p.m. on Thursday, September 8. The time of the rescheduled game had previously been announced as TBA. September 8 marks the second rescheduling of the game originally scheduled for April 22, which was postponed by rain. Tickets dated August 27 at 1:05

Orioles recall LHP Mark Hendrickson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled LHP Mark Hendrickson from Triple-A Norfolk. Hendrickson, 37, appeared in seven games for the Orioles earlier this season, going 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA (10.0IP, 6ER). In 24 games for Norfolk, Hendrickson was 2-4 with a 2.87 ERA (59.2IP, 19ER). The Orioles today placed LHP Troy Patton on the restricted list. Patton appeared in 11 games for

Marrero recalled from Triple-A by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today recalled first baseman Chris Marrero from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marrero batted .300 (fifth in IL) with 30 doubles (tied for sixth), 14 home runs, 69 RBI and 59 runs scored in 127 contests this season with the Chiefs. His 145 hits rank second

Orioles postpone scheduled Saturday doubleheader

After consulting with Major League Baseball and the National Weather Service, tomorrow's scheduled day-night doubleheader between the Orioles and Yankees has been postponed due to expected bad weather as a result of Hurricane Irene. Tomorrow's 1:05 p.m. game will be made up on September 8 at a time that will be announced at a later date. Tomorrow's 7:05 p.m. game will be played as part

Nationals place Mattheus on D.L.

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus (right shoulder strain) on the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus, 27, is 2-2 with six holds and a 2.40 ERA in 32 relief appearances this season with Washington.

O's encourage fans to use public transit for next week's Blue Jays series

Ticket discount unveiled for fans utilizing MTA options In order to ensure a timely commute to Oriole Park as the Baltimore Grand Prix approaches, the Orioles are encouraging those planning to attend the Orioles vs. Blue Jays series, August 30 to September 1, to carpool or take public transportation to Camden Yards whenever possible. As an added incentive, all fans who present a valid MTA

Orioles announce plans to honor Mile Flanagan

The Orioles today announced their plans to honor Orioles Hall of Fame pitcher, coach, executive and MASN broadcaster Mike Flanagan, who passed away on Wednesday. - Beginning with tonight's game against the New York Yankees, Orioles uniformed personnel will wear a black circular patch with "FLANNY" written in white on their right jersey sleeves for the remainder of the 2011 season. - A black banner

Statement from Peter Angelos regarding the death of Mike Flanagan

Orioles Managing Partner Peter Angelos issued the following statement regarding the death of former Orioles pitcher, coach, executive and MASN broadcaster Mike Flanagan. "It is with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my friend Mike Flanagan earlier this evening. In over a quarter century with the organization, Flanny became an integral part of the Orioles family, for his accomplishments both on and

Tonight's Diamondbacks-Nationals game set for 7:25

Tonight's Nationals-Diamondbacks game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is expected to begin at 7:25 p.m. As a precautionary measure following today's earthquake, the team delayed opening gates to the ballpark to allow D.C. inspectors and structural engineers to survey the facility prior to tonight's game. Due to the delay, unused game tickets for tonight's game may be exchanged at the Nationals Park Box Office

Orioles option Blake Davis to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned infielder Blake Davis to Triple-A Norfolk. Davis has batted .254 (15-59) in 25 games for the Orioles this season. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

O's activate Britton, recall Adams and place Berken on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have activated left-handed pitcher Zach Britton from the 15-day disabled list. Britton will make tonight's start against the Minnesota Twins. The club has also recalled infielder Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-handed pitcher Jason Berken on the 15-day DL with a right forearm strain. Britton is 6-9 with a 4.66 ERA (110.0IP, 57 ER) in 20 starts

Ryan Zimmerman named National League co-Player of the Week

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman today was named the National League Co-Player of the Week. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon on MLB Network. Zimmerman, 26, hit .500 (12-for-24) with two doubles, three home runs, eight RBIs, one walk and five runs scored on the week to earn citation. Zimmerman's efforts helped the Nationals go 4-2 on the week and post series

Bell optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned third baseman Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk. Bell has batted .174 (8-46) in 17 games for the Orioles this season. A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

Orioles recall Brian Matusz, place Chris Davis on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz from Triple-A Norfolk. Matusz will start tonight's game against the Oakland A's. The club has also placed infielder Chris Davis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 15, with a right shoulder strain. Matusz is 1-4 with an 8.77 ERA (25.2IP, 25 ER) in six starts for the Orioles this season. Davis

Orioles agree to terms with first-round pick Dylan Bundy

The Orioles tonight announced that they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy, their first selection in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, and the fourth overall pick of the draft. Bundy has been signed to a five-year major league contract beginning in 2012. Bundy, 18, is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Sperry, Okla. In his senior season at Owasso High School,

Nationals agree to terms with first-round pick Anthony Rendon

The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with Rice University third baseman Anthony Rendon, their first-round (sixth overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The Nationals have agreed to terms with 29 players from this year's Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director

Nationals agree to terms with Alex Meyer

The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with University of Kentucky right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer, their first-round (23rd overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. To date, the Nationals have agreed to terms with 28 players from this year's Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark

Nationals agree to terms with Brian Goodwin

The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with Miami Dade College outfielder Brian Goodwin, their sandwich-round (34th overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. To date, the Nationals have agreed to terms with 27 players from this year's Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and

Nationals agree to terms with third-round selection Matt Purke

The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with Texas Christian University left-handed pitcher Matt Purke, their third-round (96th overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. To date, the Nationals have agreed to terms with 26 players from this year's Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark

Nationals agree to terms with fourth-round pick Kylin Turnbull, two others

The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms with Santa Barbara City College left-handed pitcher Kylin Turnbull, their fourth-round (127th overall) selection in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Additionally, the Nationals have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Bryan Harper (30th round) and outfielder Billy Burns (32nd round). To date, the Nationals have agreed to terms with 25 players from this year's Draft. Nationals Executive Vice

Orioles announce Nickelodeon Day at Oriole Park

The Orioles have teamed up with Nickelodeon to bring SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer to Camden Yards for "Nickelodeon Day at Oriole Park." On Sunday, Aug. 14 when the Orioles take on the Detroit Tigers, the two characters will be on site for a variety of activities including Bird Baseball with the Oriole Bird, greeting fans and posing for photographs. SpongeBob and Dora will

Orioles select contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed Willie Eyre from Triple-A Norfolk. Eyre, 33, is 5-5 with a 3.31 ERA (65.1 IP, 24 ER) in 42 games with the Tides and the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, this season. Eyre, who signed with the Orioles as a minor league free agent on Aug. 3, is 5-6

Orioles place Cesar Izturis on 15-day DL, recall Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed infielder Cesar Izturis on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. The club has also recalled right-handed pitcher Jason Berken from Triple-A Norfolk. Berken is 1-2 with a 6.27 ERA (37.1 IP, 26 ER) in 31 appearances for the Orioles in two stints this season (March 31-May 20 and June 15-July 31). He has gone

Orioles place Jake Arrieta on disabled list, recall Chris Tillman

The Orioles today announced that they have placed right-handed pitcher Jake Arrieta on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 1, with a bone spur in his right elbow. The club has also recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman from Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman will start tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tillman is 2-4 with a 5.16 ERA (52.1IP, 30 ER) in 11 starts for

Orioles activate Cesar Izturis from 60-day disabled list, place Zach Britton on 15-day DL; Brandon Erbe designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have activated infielder Cesar Izturis from the the 60-day disabled list. Izturis had been on the DL since May 13 with a right elbow ulnar nerve injury. The club has also placed left-handed pitcher Zach Britton on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. To make room on the 40-man roster for Izturis, the Orioles designated right-handed

Orioles option Mark Hendrickson to Triple-A Norfolk, add Jo-Jo Reyes

The Orioles announced today that they have optioned left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson to Triple-A Norfolk. The move will open a roster space for left-handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes, whom the Orioles claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. Hendrickson, 37, appeared in seven games for the Orioles, going 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA (10.0IP, 6 ER). Reyes, 26, went 5-8 with a 5.40

Nationals recall Balester from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today 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 is 1-1 with a 4.61 ERA in eight appearances this season with the Nationals. In 25 career relief appearances with Washington, Balester is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA and a .234 batting average

O's claim Reyes off waivers from Toronto, release Duchscherer

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes on waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Reyes, 26, went 5-8 with a 5.40 ERA (110.0IP, 66ER) in 20 starts for the Blue Jays this season. He spent parts of the previous four seasons with the Atlanta Braves. In 61 career major league games (57 starts), Reyes is 10-23 with a 6.04 ERA (304.0IP,

Severino returned to Triple-A Syracuse

Following tonight's 5-3 win over Atlanta, the Washington Nationals optioned left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 26, did not make any appearances during his two-game stint with Washington.

Nationals unconditionally release Matt Stairs

The Washington Nationals today unconditionally released outfielder/infielder Matt Stairs. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Stairs, 43, batted .154 with one double and two RBI in 56 games this season with Washington.

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