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Washington Nationals and Baseball Tomorrow Fund to host baseball equipment collection

On Sunday, June 3, the Washington Nationals will team up with the Baseball Tomorrow Fund to host a baseball equipment collection during the Nationals-Braves series at Nationals Park. Fans are invited to donate new and used baseball equipment to benefit the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation (DCDPR) as part of the ongoing commitment from Major League Baseball, its clubs and players to increase opportunities

Nationals recall C Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solano, who will wear No. 23 when he joins the Nationals for tonight's game at Miami, batted .250 with two doubles, two RBIs and eight runs scored in 13 games this season with Syracuse. The

O's activate Chavez, purchase Gonzalez's contract; Hunter, Avery optioned

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder Endy Chavez from the disabled list, selected the contract of right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and optioned right-hander Tommy Hunter and outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk. Chavez was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 9 with a strained left oblique. He is batting .133/.175/.167 in 20 games for the Orioles this season. Chavez appeared in

Nationals option Tyler Moore to Syracuse

Following today's game at Miami, the Washington Nationals optioned infielder Tyler Moore to Syracuse of the International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Moore, 25, batted .158 (3-for-19) in 12 games this season with Washington.

Reynolds activated from DL, Pomeranz placed on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Mark Reynolds from the disabled list and placed right-hander Stu Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a left oblique injury. Reynolds was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 11 with a strained left oblique. He is batting .191/.324/.337 with two home runs and nine RBI in 27 games for

Nationals select Brown from Triple-A, place Tracy on DL

The Washington Nationals today selected outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed infielder Chad Tracy on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 27, with a right adductor strain. Additionally, Washington transferred outfielder Jayson Werth to the 60-Day DL. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Brown batted .297 with nine doubles,

Orioles recall Pomeranz and Paulino; Exposito optioned; Hall designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz and catcher Ronny Paulino from Triple-A Norfolk, optioned catcher Luis Exposito to the Tides and designated infielder/outfielder Bill Hall for assignment. Pomeranz has not allowed an earned run in 10 appearances this season with Triple-A Norfolk (five games, 10 IP) and Double-A Bowie (five games, 13.1 IP). He pitched more than one inning

Nationals reinstate right-hander Chien-Ming Wang from DL, place right-hander Ryan Mattheus on DL

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang from the 15-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 21, with a plantar fascia strain (left foot). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Wang missed the Nationals' first 42 games, after suffering a

Ryan Zimmerman to host third annual "A Night At The Park"

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman will once again host "A Night at the Park" on Thursday, June 14 at Nationals Park. The third annual event will feature a special performance by the alternative rock band Guster as well as silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ziMS Foundation, which is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis.

April 22 postonement to be made up as part of Aug. 3 single-admission doubleheader

The April 22 Nationals-Marlins game at Nationals Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional, single-admission doubleheader on Friday, August 3, with the first game beginning at 4:05 p.m. The second game will follow at 7:05 p.m. or later, depending on when the first game is completed. All tickets for the postponed April 22 game can be exchanged at the Nationals Park Box Office

Nats select Maldonado from Triple-A, DL Leon, move Ramos to 60-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today selected catcher Carlos Maldonado from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Sandy Leon on the 15-Day Disabled List with a high ankle sprain (right ankle). The Nationals also transferred catcher Wilson Ramos from the 15- to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 33 year-old

MASN's reaction to the Fourth Circuit's decision regarding the MASN and Time Warner Cable dispute

MASN STATEMENT REGARDING TIME WARNER CABLE: We're disappointed by the Fourth Circuit's decision, which upholds the FCC's order reversing the decisions of two independent arbitrators and the FCC's Media Bureau that had ruled in MASN's favor. We will continue to explore ways to bring our exciting lineup of live sports action to Time Warner Cable's subscribers in North Carolina. Viewers in North Carolina who want

O's select contract of Avery, option Pomeranz; Antonelli designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Xavier Avery and optioned right-hander Stu Pomeranz to Triple-A Norfolk. Avery, 22, batted .273/.373/.469 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games for the Tides. He hit safely in eight of his last nine games, including multi-hit games in each of his last four. Avery will wear uniform number 13. Pomeranz

Nationals place Ramos on DL, select Leon from Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals today selected catcher Sandy Leon from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day Disabled List with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (right knee). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon, who will wear No. 41 when he joins the Nationals for their series finale today at

Orioles select Hall's contract, place Reynolds on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Bill Hall from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Mark Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, retroactive to May 11. Hall, 32, is batting .222/.269/.381 with two home runs and seven RBI in 15 games with the Tides after signing as a minor league free agent on April 25.

O's acquire Belfiore from D-backs to complete Bell trade

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league left-hander Mike Belfiore from the Arizona Diamondbacks and assigned him to Double-A Bowie to complete the trade that saw infielder Josh Bell go to Arizona. Belfiore, 23, was a first round sandwich selection (45th overall) in the 2009 First Year Player Draft. He pitched to a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 5ER), recording one save, striking out

Washington Nationals announce NatsLive Post-Game Concert Series

The Washington Nationals announced today that Dierks Bentley (June 2), The Wallflowers (July 21) and Third Eye Blind (August 18) will comprise the lineup for the NatsLive Post-Game Concert Series, three FREE concerts following select Nationals home games throughout the summer. "I can't imagine anything that epitomizes summer better than baseball and outdoor concerts," Nationals Chief Operating Officer Andrew Feffer said. "Not only will Nationals

Military Appreciation Night at Nationals Park

In honor of Military Appreciation Night on Wednesday, May 16, the Washington Nationals are proud to offer free tickets to service members and their families when the team goes head-to-head against the Pittsburgh Pirates beginning at 7:05 p.m. Military personnel with a valid military ID (active, retired, reservist or dependent) can receive up to two complimentary tickets to next Wednesday's game. Tickets will be available

Orioles introduce "Birdland Passport" program

The Orioles today unveiled the Birdland Passport program, which will reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles' local minor league affiliates. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds - are participating in the program. "The program is designed to encourage our fans to frequent not only Oriole Park at

Orioles recall LHP Zach Phillips; Option RHP Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP Zach Phillips and optioned RHP Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. Phillips, 25, has recorded three saves and pitched to a 4.15 ERA (13.0IP, 6ER) in nine games for the Tides this season. He pitched to a 1.13 ERA (8.0IP, ER) for the Orioles in 10 games last season after being acquired from Texas on July 19.

Orioles launch MLB At the Ballpark check-in promotions

The Orioles have announced new promotions to accompany the free MLB At the Ballpark application at Camden Yards during the 2012 season. At the Ballpark offers mobile check-in, social media, special offers, rewards and exclusive content for anyone with an Android or iOS device. Incentives for fans to "check-in" using At the Ballpark include many new promotions for the 20th Anniversary season of Camden Yards.

O's promote Berken, Pomeranz; option Paulino, Hunter

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jason Berken, selected the contract of right-hander Stu Pomeranz from Triple-A Norfolk, and optioned catcher Ronny Paulino and right-hander Tommy Hunter to the Tides. left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Pomeranz on the 40-man roster. Berken, 28, is being recalled for the second time this season (also

Orioles disable Reimold, recall Exposito

The Orioles today announced that they have placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 1, with a herniated disc and recalled catcher Luis Exposito from Triple-A Norfolk. Reimold, 28, is batting .313/.333/.627 in 16 games this season. He had a career and team season-high 14-game hitting streak, April 7-29. Exposito, 28, was claimed on waivers from Boson on April 17.

Brooks Robinson sculpture unveiling moved from Saturday, May 12 to Saturday, Sept. 29

The Orioles today announced that the BROOKS ROBINSON sculpture unveiling originally scheduled for Saturday, May 12 has been postponed until Saturday, September 29. Robinson's sculpture will be unveiled as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series, in which the six greatest Orioles of all time will have a larger-than-life bronze sculpture dedicated in the newly designed centerfield picnic grove. "I am sorry I am unable

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