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D.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees to be honored before May 6 Phillies-Nationals game

The six newest members of the Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame will be honored prior to the Washington Nationals series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, May 6 at Nationals Park. This year, the legendary sports club will enshrine the following inductees: * Glenn Brenner, Celebrated WUSA Sportscaster (inducted posthumously) * Adrian Dantley, Former NBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer * Joe

Nationals recall first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore, place infielder Mark DeRosa on DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed infielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 28, with a left oblique strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Moore batted .286 (22-for-77) with three doubles, seven home runs, 20 RBIs and 10 walks

Nationals recall outfielder Bryce Harper, place third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Bryce Harper from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 21, with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 19-year-old Harper is expected to make his debut during tonight's game in Los Angeles-NL. The

"America's Night of Hope" at Nationals Park postponed

Due to the possibility of inclement weather on April 28, Joel Osteen Ministries has decided to move "America's Night of Hope" to tomorrow, Sunday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and original tickets will be accepted for admission. For more information, call: 1-888-567-JOEL (5635).

Nationals recall right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry, place right-handed pitcher Brad Lidge on disabled list

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Perry from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed right-handed pitcher Brad Lidge on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 22, with an abdominal wall strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Perry went 1-0 with two saves and a 2.00 ERA in eight relief appearances

Orioles reinstate infielder Robert Andino from paternity list; right-handed pitcher Jason Berken optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Robert Andino from the Paternity List and optioned right-handed pitcher Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. Andino, 28, started the first 17 games of the season (16 at 2B, one at SS) and batted .300/.333/.433 in 60 at-bats. He missed two games for the birth of his daughter, Amarise Hazel Andino. Berken, 28, has pitched to a

Nationals renew agreement with physical therapist Gordon

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

In-game All-Star voting begins tonight at Camden Yards

In-park voting for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game begins with tonight's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and continues through Wednesday, June 13. Fans can vote for their favorite Orioles by visiting multiple locations throughout the ballpark, including Fan Assistance Centers, or by obtaining a paper ballot distributed by ushers in the seating bowl and collected in-game. Fans can also cast their

Orioles Legends Celebration Series kicks off with Frank Robinson sculpture unveiling this Saturday

The Orioles Legends Celebration Series kicks off this Saturday, April 28, with the unveiling of a sculpture of Frank Robinson at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in the area beyond left-center field. Robinson's larger-than-life bronze sculpture is the first of six the Orioles will reveal this season, each depicting one of the greatest Orioles of all time. There will be a limited amount of space

Orioles to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Camden Yards

In recognition of the 65th 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 pregame ceremony before their game Tuesday, April 24 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Matthew Robinson, a student at Howard University from Chicago, IL., will be presented with a #42 jersey by Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Marlins-Nationals game postponed

Today's Nationals-Marlins game scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The make-up date will be announced in the coming days. Tickets for today's game can be exchanged at the Nationals Park Box Office for seats of equal or lesser value for the rescheduled makeup game or a Regular or Value game during the

Orioles assign Josh Bell to Arizona Diamondbacks

The Orioles today announced that they have assigned infielder Josh Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later. Bell had been designated for assignment April 16 when the Orioles claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston. Bell, 25, batted .200/.221/.264 in 79 games with the Orioles in 2010 and 2011. He was acquired by Baltimore on July 30,

Washington Nationals welcome 15 millionth fan in franchise history

Earlier today, the Washington Nationals proudly welcomed the 15 millionth fan in franchise history before the team hosted the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park. Sarah McCarty from Fairfax, Va., was designated as the 15 millionth fan to attend a Nationals game in Washington since the franchise relocated from Montreal in 2005. McCarty was presented with a Jayson Werth autographed jersey during an in-game presentation shown

Gilman and Mount St. Joseph to meet in President's Cup Championship at Camden Yards this Saturday

The Orioles will host Gilman and Mount St. Joseph in the President's Cup Championship Game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this Saturday, April 21. The President's Cup is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament that gives public and private schools in Baltimore City an opportunity to compete against one another. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., with gates opening at noon. Pregame ceremonies

O's claim Exposito off waivers, Bell designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston. Exposito, 25, is a career .268/.324/.420 hitter in seven minor league seasons in Boston's farm system. He was the Red Sox's 31st round selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft. To make room for Exposito on the 40-man roster, infielder Josh Bell has been designated for assignment. Bell, 25,

Ankiel reinstated from DL, Carroll designated for assignment

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated center fielder Rick Ankiel from the 15-Day Disabled List and designated outfielder Brett Carroll for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ankiel, 32, was originally placed on the 15-Day Disabled List (left quad) on April 3, retroactive to March 28. In eight games during his rehab

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour comes to Nationals Park

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band announced today that they will perform at Nationals Park - home of the Washington Nationals - on Friday, September 14 as an extension of their 2012 'Wrecking Ball' World Tour. Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m., online at www.tickets.com and by phone at 888.632.6287. The show

Orioles introduce newsletter for Sarasota area

The Baltimore Orioles and OriolesREACH this week will launch the first issue of a quarterly electronic newsletter covering the club's activities in the communities of Sarasota County. "Another successful Spring Training season has concluded, and we are filling our calendar with exciting events in the community and at both Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes Park," said Laura Williams,

Orioles unveil new features on CamdenYards20.com

The Orioles today revealed new additions to CamdenYards20.com, the online destination for everything related to Oriole Park at Camden Yards and its 20th anniversary season. New features include an Interactive Timeline, a fan photo gallery called My Yard, and special 1992 throwback pricing for select games in the Eutaw Street Bleachers. The Interactive Timeline features a look back at Oriole Park's 20 years of milestones,

Orioles invite public to extended spring training games in Sarasota

The public is invited to watch Baltimore Orioles Minor League players in action in Sarasota during Extended Spring Training during the months of April, May and June. There is no charge to attend the games, which will be held on Field 4 at the Ed Smith Stadium complex beginning today. Gates open 30 minutes before game time. Free parking is available in the East Lot.

Orioles announce AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead details, five players selected

The Orioles today announced the voting procedures and players selected for the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead promotion. For the first time in Orioles history, fans will be able to select the player they want to be immortalized in a bobblehead giveaway, scheduled to be distributed during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Saturday, September 29 to the first 20,000 fans age 15 and over. Fans can vote

Union Square Events to unveil new dishes at Nationals Park on opening day

The Washington Nationals and Union Square Events will unveil several delicious new menu items from Blue Smoke, Box Frites and El Verano Taquería during the Nationals home opener on Thursday, April 12 at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk. These new offerings will join a winning array of dishes from Union Square Events, the event services business of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Nationals fans

Orioles outright left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that left-handed pitcher Dana Eveland has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Eveland was designated for assignment on March 29 when the club claimed infielder Zelous Wheeler off of waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Washington Nationals open 2012 season with Natitude

"Ignite Your Natitude" during Opening Weekend and throughout the season The Washington Nationals will celebrate Opening Day and the start of the 2012 season at Nationals Park on Thursday, April 12 when the team hosts the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 p.m. Though Opening Day is expected to sell out, select tickets still remain and Standing Room Only tickets are available for $15 at nationals.com/tickets. Due

Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced that they have placed left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada on the disabled list, retroactive to March 28, with a left elbow impingement. Catcher Taylor Teagarden was also placed on the disabled list, retroactive to March 26, with a strained back. The club has selected the contracts of catcher Ronny Paulino and infielder Nick Johnson. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Zach Phillips has been optioned

Nationals select contracts of three players, finalize opening day 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of outfielder Brett Carroll, outfielder/first baseman Xavier Nady and first baseman Chad Tracy. The clubs also optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, released right-handed pitcher Chad Durbin and placed right-handed pitcher Drew Storen (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), outfielder Rick Ankiel (15-Day, retroactive

Orioles announce roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have assigned right-handed pitcher Pat Neshek to minor league camp. Neshek appeared in 10 games and recorded one save for the Orioles this spring, allowing three hits over nine scoreless innings. Neshek did not walk a batter and struck out eight. The Orioles also announced that right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon has been claimed on waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Orioles announce cartoon bird license plates

The Orioles today announced that they, in conjunction with the Maryland MVA, have created Orioles-themed, State of Maryland license plates that feature the new cartoon bird along with a randomly assigned 4-digit number. Plates cost $50, with $25 going to the Baltimore Orioles Charitable Foundation. Featuring the popular cartoon bird logo, the license plate is a great way for fans to show their fandom while

Orioles announce opening day plans for 20th anniversary season of Camden Yards

The Orioles have announced plans for the first game of their 59th season and the 20th anniversary celebration of Oriole Park at Camden Yards - The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball. The team will face the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 6, at 3:05 p.m., 20 years to the day that Camden Yards hosted its first regular season game in 1992. Pregame fun around the

Nationals reassign Maldanado

The Washington Nationals today reassigned catcher Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 33 players in their big league camp.

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