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Orioles activate infielder Robert Andino, place DH Jim Thome on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have activated infielder Robert Andino from the 15-day disabled list and placed designated hitter Jim Thome on the DL, retroactive to July 28, with a herniated disc in his neck. Andino has batted .230/.292/.325 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 79 games with the Orioles this season. He went 3-for-9 with a walk in two rehab games

Nats reinstate Chad Trady from DL, option Corey Brown to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Chad Tracy from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned outfielder Corey Brown to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Tracy, who missed the last 55 contests with a right adductor strain, is batting .265 (13-for-49) with three doubles, three home

O's select contract of outfielder Lew Ford

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Lew Ford from Triple-A Norfolk. Ford batted .331/.390/.550 with 11 home runs and 40 RBI in 62 games (242 at-bats) for the Tides this season. He last played in the majors in 2007, batting .233/.315/.362 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 55 games for Minnesota. He is a career .272/.349/.402 hitter

Orioles option RHP Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned RHP Miguel Socolovich to Triple-A Norfolk. Socolovich allowed one earned run in a new career-high 2.2 innings pitched in tonight's game. In two stints with the Orioles, he pitched to a 9.00 ERA (7.0IP, 7ER) over four games.

O's recall RHP Miguel Socolovich from Norfolk; LHP Dana Eveland designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Norfolk. Left-hander Dana Eveland has been designated for assignment to make room for Socolovich on the 25-man roster. Socolovich made his major league debut on July 14 vs. Detroit after having his contract selected earlier in the day and pitched to a 9.00 ERA (4.0IP, 4ER) in two appearances with the Orioles.

Union Square Events, Nationals announce Round 2 of "Eat for the Cycle"

The Washington Nationals and Union Square Events today announced the launch of Round 2 of the "Eat for the Cycle" in-park promotion, in which one lucky fan will win the Grand Giveaway, including field access to watch batting practice and dinner for four at the Union Square Events' in-park eatery of their choice. Round 2 will be available to fans of all ages from July

Orioles select Eveland's contract, option Tolleson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of left-hander Dana Eveland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Steve Tolleson to the Tides. Eveland went 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA (32.1IP, 17ER) in 14 games (two starts) in his first stint with the Orioles, May 11-July 15. Tolleson batted .194/.242/.339 with two home runs and six RBI in 23 games for the Orioles

Orioles to host PLAY clinic at Oriole Park Friday

On Friday, Kevin Gregg and members of the Orioles training staff, in conjunction with the PLAY Campaign, will welcome 100 youth from the Y of Central Maryland and HC Drug Free. PLAY, which stands for Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth, is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS), in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation. The PLAY campaign

Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman named NL Player of the Week

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been named the National League Player of the Week for the period ending July 22nd. The announcement was made earlier today on MLB Network. In eight games last week, Zimmerman led the Majors with 15 hits and 32 total bases and ranked second in the N.L. with a .500 (15-for-30) batting average. The 27-year-old belted five home runs

Desmond placed on disabled list, Brown recalled from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed shortstop Ian Desmond on the 15-Day Disabled List (retroactive to July 22) with a left oblique strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Brown batted .300 with 19 doubles, seven triples, 21 home runs and 58 RBI in 95

Nationals option left-hander John Lannan to Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lannan, 27, earned the win in the second game of today's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, allowing just two earned runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in

O's add Quintanilla to roster, Pearce designated for assignment

The Orioles today added infielder Omar Quintanilla (keen-tah-KNEE-uh) to their 25-man roster. To make room for Quintanilla, outfielder Steve Pearce has been designated for assignment. Quintanilla was acquired yesterday from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. He has appeared in 256 games over seven major league seasons with the Rockies, Rangers and Mets and has a .993 career fielding percentage (two errors

LHP John Lannan recalled from Syracuse, OF Xavier Nady reinstated from DL & designated for assignment

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, outfielder Xavier Nady was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 15-Day Disabled List and designated for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Lannan will start the second game of today's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. The 27-year-old

Orioles acquire INF Omar Quintanilla from New York Mets

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF Omar Quintanilla (keen-tah-KNEE-uh) from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. Quintanilla has appeared in 256 games over seven major league seasons with the Rockies, Rangers and Mets and has a .993 career fielding percentage (two errors in 297 chances) in 106 games at second base and a .984 career fielding percentage (seven errors

Dierks Bentley to perform final NatsLive postgame concert at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals announced today that the NatsLive Post-Game Concert Series has been extended to include a free performance by Dierks Bentley after the Nationals face the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, September 22. "I'm really glad we're getting another chance to play at Nationals Park," Bentley said. "There's nothing more fun on a summer afternoon than a baseball game and some country music." The CMA

Nationals activate Storen, recall Leon, disable Solano; Ankiel designated for assignment

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Drew Storen from the 15-Day Disabled List, recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League, placed catcher Jhonatan Solano on the 15-Day DL (retroactive to July 18) with a left oblique strain and designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo

Orioles recall RHP Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Norfolk and designated RHP Brad Bergesen for assignment. Hunter is 3-4 with a 6.11 ERA (81.0IP, 55ER) in 15 games (13 starts) over three stints with the Orioles this season. He is 2-1 with a 4.66 ERA (19.1IP, 10ER) in three starts with the Tides. Bergesen had his contract selected yesterday. He

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Zach Britton and selected the contract of right-hander Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, right-hander Miguel Socolovich has been optioned to Norfolk and infielder Robert Andino has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 16, with a left shoulder subluxation. To make room for Bergesen on the 40-man roster, infielder Nick Johnson has

Orioles recall right-hander Chris Tillman from Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Chris Tillman from Double-A Bowie. Tillman won his only start with the Orioles this season, allowing two unearned runs in a career-high 8.1 innings at Seattle on July 4. He made one start for the Baysox on July 9. Tillman went 8-8 with a 3.63 ERA (89.1IP, 36ER), 30 walks and 92 strikeouts in 16 games

Orioles option right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson made his major league debut in this afternoon's game against Detroit, allowing one earned run on a solo home run, walking two and striking out two. He is 3-6 with a 3.11 ERA (66.2IP, 23ER) in 15 games (10 starts) for the Tides. He was acquired by the

O's place Hammel on disabled list, recall S. Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed right-hander Jason Hammel on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 14, with a right knee injury and recalled right-hander from Triple-A Norfolk. In 18 starts for the Orioles, Hammel is 8-6 with a 3.54 ERA (109.1IP, 43ER). Johnson, 24, was 3-6 with a 3.11 ERA (66.2IP, 23ER) in 15 games (20 starts) for the Tides. He

Orioles activate Teagarden from DL, select contract of Socolovich

The Orioles today announced that they have activated catcher Taylor Teagarden from the 60-day disabled list and selected the contract of right-hander Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room on the 25 and 40-man rosters, catcher Ronny Paulino has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk and left-hander Dana Eveland has been designated for assignment. Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained

Nationals agree to terms with first-round pick RHP Lucas Giolito

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito, their first-round selection (16th overall) in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Harvard-Westlake School in California. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement.

Orioles agree to terms with first-round draft pick Kevin Gausman

The Orioles have announced that they have agreed to terms with their 2012 first round draft pick, right-hander Kevin Gausman. The Louisiana State University product was the fourth overall pick of the draft. Gausman, 21, is a 6-foot-4, 185-pound draft-eligible sophomore from Centennial, Co. He went 11-1 with a 2.72 ERA (115.2IP, 35ER), 128 strikeouts, 27 walks and two complete games in 16 starts for

O's activate outfielder Endy Chavez from disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have activated OF Endy Chavez from the 15-day disabled list. Chavez had been on the DL since June 13 with a strained right hamstring. He has batted .171/.202/.219 in 32 games for the Orioles this season.

Orioles Productions Department honored for "Best Overall Video Display in Baseball"

The Baltimore Orioles Productions department has been recognized by their peers in Major League Baseball as the "Best Overall Video Display In Baseball" at the annual Information Display Entertainment Association (IDEA) Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week. This marks the second time since the award was created in 2001 that the Orioles Productions staff has received the honor (2002). Video content of all

O's option Xavier to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles tonight announced that they have optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk. Avery has batted .233/.317/.356 in 24 games over three stints with Baltimore.

Orioles activate Markakis from DL, option Mahoney

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder Nick Markakis from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to Triple-A Norfolk. Markakis was placed on the DL for the first time in his career on June 1 (retroactive to May 30) with a right hamate bone fracture. He has batted .256/.333/.452 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 50 games for

Nationals Wounded Warrior amputee softball player Matt Kinsey named MVP of the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game

Matt Kinsey, an infielder for the Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST), was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game yesterday in Kansas City, Mo. Representing the Nationals as the starting first baseman for the National League team, Kinsey went three for three in the six-inning game, including a home run to help the

Harper replaces Stanton on NL All-Star roster

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper has been named by 2012 National League All-Star manager Tony La Russa to replace Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the N.L.'s active roster for the 83rd All-Star Game, Major League Baseball announced today. Stanton, a first-time All-Star, will be inactive for the All-Star Game due to a right knee injury. Harper entered Saturday with a .283 batting average, eight

Orioles recall Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Steve Tolleson from Triple-A Norfolk. This is Tolleson's third stint with the O's this season (also May 9-June 12 and June 14-27). He has batted .220 (11-50) with two home runs and six RBI in 17 games for the Orioles. Tolleson has batted .291/.382/.379 with one home run and 13 RBI in 32 games with the

Orioles option Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned right-hander Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta is 3-9 with a 6.13 ERA (101.1IP, 69ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season. He lasted 3.2 innings in each of his last two starts, allowing a total of 11 earned runs in those 7.1 innings pitched.

Orioles recall INF Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled INF Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk. Mahoney has batted .257/.312/.357 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 38 RBI in 84 games with the Tides this season. Originally selected by the Orioles in the sixth round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Richmond, Mahoney will be making his major league debut.

Chris Tillman recalled by Orioles

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Chris Tillman from Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman has gone 8-8 with a 3.63 ERA (89.1IP, 36ER), 30 walks and 92 strikeouts in 16 games (15 starts) for the Tides. He went 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA (28.2IP, 8ER) in five June starts, recording seven or more strikeouts in four of those outings. He will wear jersey number

Orioles option Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson was recalled from the Tides on Monday and did not appear in a game with the Orioles in his two days with the team. He was 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA (62.2IP, 19ER) in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides.

Orioles place INF Brian Roberts on the 15-day DL; OF Xavier Avery recalled from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed INF BRIAN ROBERTS on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain, retroactive to July 2, and recalled OF XAVIER AVERY from Triple-A Norfolk. Roberts has batted .182/.233/.182 in 17 games since making his return from a concussion on June 12. On June 22, he passed AL BUMBRY and into a tie for sixth place with

Nationals reinstate RHP Henry Rodriguez, place OF RHP Chien-Ming Wang on 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to July 1, with a right hip strain and returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez from the DL. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rodriguez was 1-3 with nine saves and a 5.14 ERA in 24 appearances this

Washington Nationals team up with Baltimore Orioles to encourage fans to vote the "Beltways Ballot"

The Washington Nationals have once again partnered with the Baltimore Orioles to help send the "Beltways Ballot" of outfielder Bryce Harper and right-hander Jason Hammel to Kansas City for this year's All-Star Game. Harper and Hammel are candidates on Major League Baseball's Final Vote ballot, in which five players each are chosen from the National and American Leagues to compete for the final spot on

Orioles and Nationals team up to have fans vote for Beltways Ballot of Hammel and Harper for the All-Star Game

The Orioles and Washington Nationals have partnered in an effort to help send the "Beltways Ballot" of right-hander Jason Hammel and outfielder Bryce Harper to Kansas City for this year's All-Star Game. Hammel and Harper are candidates on Major League Baseball's Final Vote ballot, in which five players each are chosen from the American and National Leagues to compete for the final spot on their

Tyler Clippard named MLB Delivery Man of the Month for June

Tyler Clippard of the Washington Nationals has been selected as the winner of the Major League Baseball Delivery Man of the Month Award for June, it was announced today. This Major League Baseball award recognizes the most outstanding relief pitcher during each month of the regular season as voted on by a panel from Major League Baseball. Clippard converted each of his 10 save opportunities

Orioles recall right-hander Steve Johnson

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. He will be making his major league debut. Johnson, 24, was 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA (62.2IP, 19ER) in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides. He was acquired by the Orioles with infielder Josh Bell on July 30, 2009 in exchange for left-hander George Sherrill. Steve, and his father, Dave,

Brian Matusz optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by Orioles

The Orioles announced that they have optioned left-hander Brian Matusz to Triple-A Norfolk after today's game. Matusz is 5-10 with a 5.42 ERA in 16 starts this season after taking the loss in today's game (4.0IP, 7H, 5R/4ER, 3BB, 2K, 2HR). He is 0-5 with an 8.44 ERA (21.1IP, 20ER) in his last five starts.

Gonzalez recalled from Norfolk, Avery optioned to Triple-A

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk and have optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk. Gonzalez made his major league debut with the Orioles on May 29 at Toronto and appeared in two games, posting a 2.45 ERA (7.1IP, 2ER). In 14 games for Norfolk (six starts), Gonzalez was 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA (44.2IP, 8ER). In

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