The Washington Nationals today announced they have exercised Davey Johnson’s managerial option for the 2012 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Johnson will continue the on-field efforts he began on June 27, when he assumed the Nationals’ managerial helm. “After a series of discussions, it became obvious that the Nationals would be best served if
The Orioles today announced that right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas and catcher Jake Fox have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles also announced that catcher Craig Tatum has been claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros. Jakubauskas, 32, was 2-2 with a 5.72 ERA (72.1IP, 46ER) in 33 games (six starts) for the Orioles in 2011. Fox, 29, batted .246 (15-61) with
Tickets are now available to the fourth annual “America’s Night of Hope” with Joel and Victoria Osteen on April 28, 2012 at Nationals Park. “America’s Night of Hope” is an annual event hosted by Joel and Victoria Osteen, pastors of Houston’s Lakewood Church -- America’s largest and most diverse church. The event draws thousands of attendees from across the nation for an evening of celebration
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his wife Angela have teamed up with KidsPeace to host the second annual KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K run/1M walk on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Canton. This family event is open to all ages and features Halloween activities in addition to the race. The entry fee for individuals participating in the run is $35, which includes an Under Armour t-shirt for the
The Nationals have returned right-handed pitcher Elvin Ramirez to the NY Mets (per Rule 5 Draft).
Nationals mascot will accompany MLB All-Star Team for series against Chinese Taipei National Team. The Washington Nationals official mascot Screech has been selected as the only Major League Baseball (MLB) mascot to travel to Taiwan with a team of MLB All-Stars for the 2011 Taiwan All-Star Series the first week of November. Screech will join Nationals players Ross Detwiler and Michael Morse, who have been
The Washington Nationals will host the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game at Nationals Park on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Game time has yet to be determined. As a benefit to 2012 season ticket holders, all those with full, half and partial season ticket plans will receive tickets for the game at half their regular season ticket price. Details for the team’s 2012 season
The Orioles today announced that right-hander Jeremy Accardo has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Accardo had two stints with the Orioles in 2011, combining to go 3-3 with a 5.73 ERA (37.2IP, 24ER) in 31 relief appearances. The Orioles 40-man roster now stands at 39.
The Orioles today announced that Andy MacPhail has elected not to return as President of Baseball Operations for the 2012 season. Ã‚â€œOn behalf of the Orioles organization, I thank Andy for his service to the club over the last four and a half seasons,Ã‚â€ said Orioles Managing Partner Peter Angelos. Ã‚â€œAndyÃ‚â€™s knowledge and experience have helped lay the groundwork for our future success. I hold
Fan voting begins today at MLB.com; Award recognizes Most Outstanding Offensive performers in each League Roberto Alomar and Joe Morgan Added to Hall of Fame Panel, with Returning Members Tony Gwynn, Paul Molitor, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams and Robin Yount Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media announced that J.J. Hardy was named the Orioles’ nominee for the 2011 Hank Aaron Award. Fan voting begins