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Adam Jones named 2011 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that Adam Jones has been voted winner of the 2011 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to tonight's season finale against the Boston Red Sox. Entering tonight's game Jones, 26, had set new career-highs

Vladimir Guerrero records 2,587th career hit, most by a Dominican-born player in MLB history

Guerrero achievement to be recognized in a pregame ceremony with Felipe Alou on Wednesday In the sixth inning of tonight's game against the Boston Red Sox, Vladimir Guerrero singled off Josh Beckett for his 2,587th career hit, moving him past Julio Franco and into first place as the all-time leader in hits by a Dominican-born player. Guerrero's 2,587 hits have come over 16 seasons in

Schoop, Bascom take home O's minor league awards

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2011, including infielder Jonathan Schoop as the club's top minor league player and right-hander Tim Bascom as the club's top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored before the Orioles' game against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. Schoop, the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year,

Nationals reinstate RHP Ryan Mattheus from DL

The Washington Nationals today reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus from the 15-Day disabled list. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus missed the last 22 games after being placed on the DL on Aug. 26 with a right shoulder strain. The 27-year-old is 2-2 with six holds and a 2.40 ERA in 32 relief appearances this

Orioles hold annual fan appreciation celebration during final series, Sept. 26-28

As a "thank you" to fans for their support throughout the 2011 season, the Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Celebration during their last series of the season when they host the Boston Red Sox for three games, Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Oriole Park . The three day celebration includes opportunities for fans to be randomly chosen to win prizes

Alex Ovechkin to Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch on Friday, Sept. 16

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch at the Baltimore Orioles game at Camden Yards on Friday, Sept. 16. Ovechkin will throw the first pitch prior to the Orioles game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m. Ovechkin will be available for interviews on the field prior to the

Orioles announce 2012 schedule

The Orioles will kick off their 20th anniversary season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Opening Day game on April 6, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins, 20 years to the day after the ballpark originally opened. The game is the first of a six-day season-opening homestand that will also see the New York Yankees come to Baltimore. The Orioles will play each of

Nationals release 2012 schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 2012 schedule, which includes 81 home dates, beginning with Washington's 79th home opener since 1901 on Thursday, April 12 vs. Cincinnati and is highlighted by a three-game interleague visit from the New York Yankees and holiday matchups against the San Francisco Giants (Independence Day) and Chicago Cubs (Labor Day). The Nationals begin the 2012 season on the road on

Desmond is Nationals' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

The Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, have announced that shortstop Ian Desmond has been named the Washington Nationals' 2011 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Desmond is one of 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive

Orioles, Nationals celebrate Social Media Weekend Sept. 16-18

To thank all of its loyal social media followers and those who have participated in its text-messaging alerts during the 2011 baseball season, MASN will reward Orioles and Nationals fans all weekend long during games from Sept. 16-18. The Orioles host the Los Angeles Angels that weekend, while the Nationals entertain the Florida Marlins. During those series, MASN will sponsor a variety of pregame and

Adam Jones named O's nominee for 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Adam Jones was named the Orioles' 2011 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Jones is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the

Cardboard to Leather collection set for Saturday at Camden Yards

On this Saturday, September 17, the Orioles and Oriole Advocates will hold the annual Cardboard to Leather Collection at Oriole Park before the O's take on the Angels. Volunteers at each gate of the park will accept donations of new and gently used baseball and softball equipment. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Those contributing to the collection will receive an autographed player card while

Live the dream at Orioles Dream Week 2012

Orioles fans can escape the chill of winter and live out their fantasy of being a major league player at the team's Dream Week 2012. Held at the Orioles' spring training and minor league complexes in Sarasota, Florida from January 30 - February 4, 2012, Dream Week participants will play daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receive full major league treatment, including a personalized Orioles home

Lombardozzi, Peacock earn minor league honors from Nationals

The Washington Nationals today named infielder Steve Lombardozzi Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Brad Peacock Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the 2011 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba

Weekend security measures at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals Observe 9/11 Remembrance Day Fans should expect enhanced security procedures throughout the weekend Due to heightened security precautions surrounding 9/11 Remembrance Day, the Washington Nationals encourage fans to arrive earlier than normal and leave backpacks, bags and extra items at home throughout the weekend. Enhanced security procedures at Nationals Park may slow entry into the ballpark on both Saturday and Sunday. Fans should

Orioles aid Hurricane Irene efforts

The Orioles will assist with Hurricane Irene relief efforts by teaming up with the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake and Potomac (GC&P) Blood Services Region for a series of blood drives this week in an effort to help rebuild the local blood supplies following Hurricane Irene. All donors will receive a complimentary ticket to the Orioles' game against the New York Yankees tomorrow, Thursday, Sept.

Orioles announce a series of roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk and infielder Pedro Florimon from Double-A Bowie, selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo and left-handed Clay Rapada from the Tides and activated infielder/outfielder Chris Davis from the disabled list. To make room for Accardo and Rapada on the 40-man roster, infielder Blake Davis and left-handed pitcher Mark Hendrickson have

Nationals reinstate Stephen Strasburg from disabled list, add six others to roster

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 60-day disabled list, recalled right-handed pitchers Yunesky Maya and Craig Stammen, left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino and outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and selected right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock and infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Syracuse. Additionally, the club transferred right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball to the 60-Day DL,

Nationals select contract of Tom Milone; reinstate Ivan Rodriguez from disabled list, transfer Adam LaRoche to 60-day DL

The Washington Nationals today selected left-handed pitcher Tom Milone from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, the Nationals returned from rehab and reinstated catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and transferred first baseman Adam LaRoche to the 60-day DL. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Milone went 12-6 with a 3.22 ERA in

OF Roger Bernadina recalled by Nationals

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 is batting .247 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 20 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 35 runs scored in 71 games this season with Washington. The 27-year-old has excelled at Nationals Park

Nationals reinstate Doug Slaten from disabled list

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated left-handed pitcher Doug Slaten from the 15-day disabled list. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Slaten missed the last 77 games after being placed on the DL on June 4 with left elbow ulnar neuritis. The 32-year-old is 0-1 with two holds and a 2.19 ERA in

Orioles claim Pedro Strop off waivers from Rangers

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Pedro Strop on waivers from the Texas Rangers. Strop is expected to join the team during their series in Tampa Bay this weekend. Strop, 26, is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA (9.2IP, 4 ER) in 11 games for the Texas Rangers this season. He pitched to a 3.59 ERA (47.2IP, 19 ER) in 39 games

Orioles select contracts of pitcher Rick VandenHurk and outfielder Kyle Hudson

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Rick VandenHurk and outfielder Kyle Hudson from Triple-A Norfolk. VandenHurk was 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA (154.1IP, 76 ER) in 26 starts for Norfolk this season. In 42 career major league games (33 starts) VandenHurk is 8-10 with a 5.86 ERA (172.0IP, 112 ER) with Florida and Baltimore. In 2010 he appeared

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