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Orioles decline to offer contracts to Reynolds, Quintanilla, Pomeranz

The Orioles tonight announced that they have declined to tender a contract offer to three players: infielder Mark Reynolds, infielder Omar Quintanilla and right-hander Stu Pomeranz, allowing them to become free agents. Reynolds, 29, batted .221/.335/.429 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI in 135 games for the Orioles last season. In two years with Baltimore, he hit .221/.328/.458 with 60 home runs and 155

O's acquire Yamaico Navarro from Pirates, agree to terms with Casilla, Pearce and Teagarden

The Orioles today announced that they acquired INF Yamaico Navarro from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league right-hander Jhondaniel Medina. Navarro, 25, batted .279/.366/.491 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 66 games with Triple-A Indianapolis and .160/.232/.220 with one home run and four RBI in 29 games for the Pirates last season. He is a career .279/.350/.437 hitter in 536 games

Nationals acquire Denard Span from Twins

The Washington Nationals today acquired center fielder Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Span is a career .284 (669-for-2354) hitter with 105 doubles, 36 triples, 23 home runs, 230 RBI, 90 stolen bases, 254 walks, 360 runs scored in 589 big league

Orioles announce 2013 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2013 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens February 23 with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the third in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium. Baltimore will face eight different opponents during the 2013 Grapefruit League campaign. The O's will host the Boston

Orioles acquire infielder Danny Valencia from Boston

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder Danny Valencia from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Joe Mahoney has been designated for assignment. Valencia, 28, appeared in 44 games for Minnesota (34G) and Boston (10G) in 2012, batting a combined .188/.199/.299. He is a career .316/.359/.472 hitter in 326 plate appearances against

Nationals add Karns, Davis to 40-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Erik Davis and Nathan Karns. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In his first season as a relief pitcher, Davis went 8-3 with five saves and a 2.71 ERA in 48 appearances with Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League and Syracuse of the Triple-A International League

O's acquire outfielder Trayvon Robinson from Seattle for infielder Robert Andino

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Trayvon Robinson from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for infielder Robert Andino. Robinson, 25, batted .215/.272/.330 (62-288) in 90 major league games over the past two seasons with Seattle. The switch-hitter appeared in 46 games (39 starts) in left field for Seattle in 2012. Robinson hit 73 home runs and stole 169 bases in 754 games

Rizzo named Executive of the Year by Boston chapter of BBWAA

Washington Nationals Executive Vice Present of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo today was named the Executive of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Rizzo will officially receive the award, presented annually since 1967 by the Boston chapter of the BBWAA, at a ceremony on Jan. 24 in Boston. Rizzo's 2012 Nationals led MLB in victories (98)

Orioles name Matt Haas National Scouting Crosschecker

The Orioles today announced that they have named Matt Haas National Crosschecker. Haas, 40, joins the Orioles organization after four years as a Regional Crosschecker for the Miami Marlins. Prior to his time with the Marlins, Haas spent four years as a Midwest Area Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks and six years as a Midwest Area Scout for the Boston Red Sox. Some of Haas'

Nationals announce 2013 spring training schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 32-game 2013 Spring Training schedule, which features 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. The National League East champions will commence their Grapefruit League schedule on Feb. 23 when they play the New York Mets in nearby Port St. Lucie, FL. The Nationals will host the Miami Marlins one day later (Feb. 24) at Space Coast

Nationals name Gary Thurman minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator

The Washington Nationals today named Gary Thurman their minor league outfield/baserunning coordinator. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement. Thurman, 48, brings 14 years of experience as a manager, coach or

Nationals holiday gift packs now on sale

With the holiday season just around the corner, Washington Nationals fans will be able to take advantage of two different Holiday Gift Packs beginning today, Wednesday, November 14. For a limited time, fans will have the opportunity to purchase the 4th of July Pack or the Interleague Pack, each of which include tickets to four of the hottest matchups of the 2013 season. One FREE

Nationals name coaching staff for 2013

The Washington Nationals today announced that bench coach Randy Knorr, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Eckstein, third base coach Trent Jewett, first base coach Tony Tarasco and bullpen coach Jim Lett will comprise manager Davey Johnson's coaching staff for the 2013 season. Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Eckstein and McCatty return for their fifth

Johnson selected National League Manager of the Year

Washington Nationals field manager Davey Johnson tonight was named National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 2012, Johnson's first full season as Nationals skipper, he led Washington to an MLB-leading 98 wins, an NL East title and DC's first postseason berth in 79 years. The Nationals either led the NL East or shared its top spot for all

Nationals' Bryce Harper named NL Rookie of the Year

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper tonight was named National League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The BBWAA citation is the first bestowed upon a National since the club's arrival in D.C. in 2005. Harper hit .270 with 26 doubles, nine triples, 22 home runs, 59 RBI, 56 walks and 18 stolen bases in 139 games as a true rookie

Johnson will return to manage in 2013, shift to consultant role in 2014

The Washington Nationals today announced that Davey Johnson will return in 2013 for his final managerial campaign before shifting to a consultant position with the Nationals in 2014. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. "I love managing this ballclub in this town, and for that, I owe a debt of gratitude to the Lerner Family and

Statement from Peter Angelos on the passing of Lee MacPhail

"Lee MacPhail's impact on the game and the Orioles cannot be overstated. The MacPhail name is one of the most recognizable in Major League Baseball, and Lee continued his father Larry's legacy over 45 years in the industry in his roles with the Orioles, Yankees and ultimately the Commissioner's Office. His work as president and general manager of the Orioles, including the acquisition of future

MASN announces 2012-13 NCAA college basketball schedule

MASN, the region's leader in live sports entertainment, will broadcast more than 140 men's Division I college basketball games this season, offering its viewers a lineup featuring key local match-ups, Top 25 games and tournament action. The regional sports network's extensive hoops schedule - games will air both on MASN and MASN2 - features men's and women's games from 20 conferences, as well as MASN's

Desmond, LaRoche, Strasburg earn NL Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger awards

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, first baseman Adam LaRoche and pitcher Stephen Strasburg tonight were named recipients of the 2012 National League Louisville Silver Slugger Awards for their respective positions. Desmond, LaRoche and Strasburg each won the coveted Silver Slugger for the first time. Washington paced MLB with three Silver Slugger recipients (only the Tigers and Yankees had two) and matched the Nationals' combined total

Orioles join Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, invite fans to make donations

The Orioles have partnered with Von Paris Moving and Storage to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and are inviting fans to make contributions. Von Paris Moving and Storage will drive two to three large moving trucks with donations directly to the Union Beach, Belmar, Tom's River, Hazlet and Seabright, New Jersey communities this weekend. Fans may bring donations to the Orioles offices

Nationals Park to host Hiring our Heroes job fair

As an extension of the team's military outreach conducted throughout the baseball season, the Washington Nationals will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation in hosting a Hiring Our Heroes job fair at Nationals Park on Wednesday, December 5. This free event aims to help veterans and military spouses transition from military service to the civilian workforce. It will be held from 10:00

Orioles promote three members of front office staff

The Orioles today announced several front office staff promotions. Neil Aloise, previously Director of Sales and Fan Services, has been named Vice President of Ticketing and Fan Services. Greg Bader, previously Director of Communications, has been named Vice President of Communications and Marketing; and Mike Hoppes, formerly Director of Finance, has been named Vice President of Finance. Aloise served as the team's director of Sales

Orioles claim infielder Alexi Casilla off waivers, outright three and reinstate five from 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed infielder Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Additionally, the Orioles have outrighted outfielder Lew Ford, infielder Steve Tolleson and left-hander Zach Phillips to Triple-A Norfolk and reinstated right-handers Oliver Drake and Stu Pomeranz, left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, infielder Brian Roberts and outfielder Nolan Reimold from the 60-day disabled list. Casilla, 28, played in a career-high 106

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