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Orioles sign free agent LHP Randy Wolf

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent left-hander Randy Wolf and added him to the 25-man roster. Wolf is 130-117 with a 4.19 ERA (2252.2IP, 1049ER) in 371 games (366 starts) over his 14 season career with Philadelphia (1999-2006), the Dodgers (07 and 09), San Diego (08), Houston (08) and Milwaukee (10-12). He went 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA (142.1IP, 90ER) in

Orioles option left-hander Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that left-hander Zach Britton has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Britton is 4-1 with a 4.80 ERA (45.0IP, 24ER) in eight starts with the Orioles this season. He has won his last three starts, pitching to a 1.25 ERA (21.2IP, 3ER) with five walks and 21 strikeouts in that time, including a career-high 10 in today's game. A corresponding

Orioles now taking deposits for 2013 season ticket plans

The Baltimore Orioles today announced that the club is accepting deposits on 2013 season ticket plans and that fans placing a deposit will receive access to 2012 Postseason tickets. Fans who place a non-refundable $250 per seat deposit on a 2013 Full or Partial Season Ticket Plan (including 13-game plans) will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase 2012 Orioles Postseason tickets before the general public.

Orioles add LHP Joe Saunders to 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced that LHP Joe Saunders has been added to the 25-man roster. Saunders was acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom on Sunday. He will wear No. 48.

Orioles option right-hander Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta did not make an appearance with the Orioles after being recalled on Sunday. He went 3-9 with a 6.13 ERA (101.1IP, 69ER) in 18 starts with the Orioles earlier this season. He went 3-4 with a 4.91 ERA (44.0IP, 24ER) in eight starts with the Tides.

Blue Jays-Orioles finale rained out, will be made up as part of Sept. 24 twinbill

Today's game between the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Monday, September 24 beginning at 4:05 p.m., with all gates opening at 3:00. Game two will not start before 7:05. Tickets for today's game may be exchanged for seats of equal value for the September 24 doubleheader or any remaining non-prime home

Orioles acquire LHP Joe Saunders from Arizona in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired LHP Joe Saunders and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later. RHP Jake Arrieta has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take Lindstrom's place on the 25-man roster for today's game. Saunders, 31, is 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA (130.0IP, 61ER) in 21 starts for

Orioles acquire LHP Joe Saunders from Arizona in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired LHP Joe Saunders and cash considerations from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom and a player to be named later. RHP Jake Arrieta has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take Lindstrom's place on the 25-man roster for today's game. Saunders, 31, is 6-10 with a 4.22 ERA (130.0IP, 61ER) in 21 starts for

Mike Mussina and Rich Dauer to be inducted into Orioles Hall of Fame

On Saturday, August 25, the Orioles and Oriole Advocates will hold a formal induction ceremony prior to their 7:05 p.m. game with the Toronto Blue Jays to honor 2012 Orioles Hall of Fame inductees Mike Mussina and Rich Dauer and Herb Armstrong Award recipient Walter Youse. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. In his 10 seasons as a starting pitcher

MASN announces 2012 college football schedule

MASN, the region's leader in live sports entertainment, has announced an extensive NCAA college football schedule for the 2012 season. Utilizing both MASN and MASN2, the network will broadcast 39 games featuring seven conferences, including some of the most prolific football programs in the nation, along with local colleges and universities in MASN's seven-state footprint. Fans from Harrisburg, Pa., to Charlotte, N.C., will again enjoy

O's recall left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk, infielder Joe Mahoney optioned to Tides

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Joe Mahoney to the Tides. Britton will make tonight's start against the Detroit Tigers. Britton is 1-1 with an 8.10 ERA (23.1IP, 21ER) in five starts for the Orioles this season. Mahoney is 0-for-4 in two games for the Orioles. He entered last night's game in the 5th

Nats reinstate shortstop Ian Desmond, designate infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment

The Washington Nationals today reinstated shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-Day Disabled List and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Desmond, who missed the last 25 contests with a left oblique strain, is batting .286 with 24 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs, 53 RBI, 15 stolen bases and 51

Nationals begin stretch drive with pivotal homestand vs. NL East rivals New York Mets and Atlanta Braves

The Washington Nationals, hot off an 8-2 road trip, return to the Nation's Capital this week to face the New York Mets [Aug. 17-19] and the Atlanta Braves [Aug. 20-22], two longtime rivals who are eager to gain ground on the NL East frontrunner. "In a pennant race, every single game has added importance and we want to gain every advantage we can," said Nationals

Orioles recall INF Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk, place INF Wilson Betemit on the 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled INF Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk and placed INF Wilson Betemit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12, with a right wrist injury. This will be Mahoney's second stint with the Orioles. He went 0-for-3 in his major league debut on July 7 at Los Angeles, his only game played with Baltimore. Mahoney has batted

Romero's contract selected by Orioles, Patton placed on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract left-hander J.C. Romero and recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, left-hander Troy Patton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with a right ankle sprain. To make room for Romero on the 40-man roster, right-hander Miguel Socolovich has been designated for assignment. Romero was acquired from the Cleveland

Orioles announce start time of August 30 game

The Orioles have announced that their game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, August 30 will begin at 12:35 p.m.

O's plan to select contract of INF Manny Machado for Thursday night's game

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they plan to select the contract of infielder Manny Machado from Double-A Bowie before tomorrow night's game against Kansas City. He will be making his major league debut. Machado, 20, has batted .266/.352/.438 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 109 games with the Baysox this season, including a .275/.365/.505 line in 91 at-bats since the All-Star

Fans invited to "Join the team and live the dream" at 2013 Orioles Dream Week

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 2013. Held at the Orioles' spring training and minor league complexes in Sarasota, Florida from January 27 to February 2, 2013, Dream Week participants will play daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receive full major league treatment, including a personalized Orioles home

Nats claim shortstop Cesar Izturis off waivers from Brewers

The Washington Nationals today claimed shortstop Cesar Izturis off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. The club also placed infielder/outfielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 5, with a left abdominal strain and designated left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The 32 year-old Izturis is a career

Nats agree to terms with four international free agents

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on professional contracts with four international free agents: right-handed pitcher Ramses Rosario and outfielders Aldrem Corredor, Darryl Florentino and Luis Guzman. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Rosario, a 16-year-old righthander from Venezuela, stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 175 pounds. He

Orioles T-shirt Thursday giveaway features Wei-Yin Chen T-shirt printed in Mandarin Chinese

On July 9, the Orioles will host Wei-Yin Chen T-Shirt Thursday. The first 10,000 fans 15 and over attending the Orioles' game against the Kansas City Royals will receive a T-shirt featuring Orioles on the front and Chen's name on the back, both written in Mandarin Chinese. Chen, a native of Taiwan, is in his first season with the Orioles after spending four seasons with

Nats option catcher Sandy Leon to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon, 23, played in 10 games for Washington as a true rookie and batted .250 (7-for-28) with two doubles, two RBI, three walks and two runs scored. In Leon's eight starts behind the plate, the

O's select contract of outfielder Nate McLouth, designate Endy Chavez for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Mate McLouth from Triple-A Norfolk. McLouth batted .244 (44-180) with five doubles, two triples, 10 homers, 29 runs scored and 33 RBI in 47 games for Norfolk after opening the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he batted .140 (8-57) with two doubles, four runs scored and two RBI in 34 games. In

Nats acquire catcher Kurt Suzuki from Athletics

The Washington Nationals today acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor-league catcher David Freitas. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Suzuki is a .254 (643-for-2530) career hitter with 134 doubles, 57 home runs, 302 RBI and a .689 OPS in 703 games spanning six seasons (2007-present) with Oakland. Defensively, Suzuki leads

Nats recall left-hander John Lannan from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lannan will start the first game of today's doubleheader against the Miami Marlins. The 27-year-old went 6-10 with a 5.24 ERA in 19 starts this season with Syracuse. Lannan earned the win in his

Nationals reinstate OF Jayson Werth, place RHP Henry Rodriguez on 15-day DL

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 60-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Aug. 1, with a low back strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Werth, who missed the last 75 games with a left radius fracture, is

Zimmermann named NL Pitcher of the Month for July

Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann has been voted National League Pitcher of the Month for July, becoming the third different Nationals hurler to earn N.L. Pitcher of the Month honors this season, which is the most since 1979, when Houston Astros pitchers Ken Forsch (April), Joe Niekro (May), Joaquin Andujar (June) and J.R. Richard (September) all won monthly honors. This is Zimmermann's first monthly award.

Postseason priority now available to Nationals season ticket holders

Fans who purchase 2013 season tickets beginning today receive priority for 2012 postseason tickets The Washington Nationals announced today that 2013 full season ticket packages are now available. Fans who place a deposit on full season ticket plans will receive 2012 postseason ticket purchase priority. CURRENT SEASON TICKET HOLDERS Nationals Season Ticket Holders will receive complete renewal and postseason ticket information in the coming weeks,

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