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Orioles outright outfielder Steve Pearce to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have outrighted outfielder Steve Pearce to Triple-A Norfolk. Pearce, 29, batted .254/.321/.437 in 28 games in two stints with the Orioles in 2012. Overall, he batted .229/.315/.396 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 40 games with Baltimore, Houston and the Yankees last season. With the move, the Orioles now have 39 players on the 40-man roster.

O's invite Ishikawa, Schlereth and Braddock to spring training

The Orioles today announced that they have signed first baseman Travis Ishikawa and left-handers Daniel Schlereth and Zach Braddock to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. Baltimore has now invited 11 non-roster players to Sarasota. Ishikawa, 29, batted .257/.329/.428 in 94 games with Milwaukee in 2012. He batted .265/.327/.400 with 15 home runs and 80 RBI in 281 games with San

OriolesREACH to host third annual Birdland Golf Classic

On Wednesday, February 20, the Orioles will hold the 3rd Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The

Orioles to support annual New Year's Eve Spectacular as presenting sponsor

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announce the Baltimore Orioles as presenting sponsor of the area's largest New Year's Eve celebration. Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular presented by the Baltimore Orioles takes place Monday, December 31, 2012 from 9pm to 12:30am. Festivities include live entertainment and a fireworks show. The presenting sponsor is the Baltimore Orioles with additional support

MASN adds new affiliate in Cape Charles, Va.

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has reached an affiliate agreement with Cape Charles, Va., cable provider Bay Creek. Bay Creek is carrying MASN on Channel 60, MASN HD on Channel 660, MASN 2 on Channel 61 and MASN2 HD on Channel 661. The launch of MASN on Bay Creek brings Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals baseball, NCAA football and

Orioles' magical 2012 season chronicled in upcoming DVD release

The Orioles' magical 2012 season will be remembered for years to come. Now, fans will have the opportunity to relive those exciting moments. Just in time for the holidays, the club has announced plans to release "The BUCKle Up Birds: An Underdog Story" in mid-January 2013, a season highlight DVD that chronicles the most important and thrilling moments of 2012, from off-season moves through the

Nationals announce 2013 minor league managers, coaches and coordinators

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2013 season. Nationals 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. The Nationals promoted two managers within their system, elevating Brian Daubach from Single-A Hagerstown to High-A Potomac and Tripp

Orioles name Bobby Dickerson third base coach

The Orioles today announced that Bobby Dickerson has been named third base coach. Dickerson, 47, spent the last three seasons as the Orioles' Minor League Infield Coordinator and has been a minor league coach or manager for the last 20 years in the Orioles, Diamondbacks and Cubs organizations. In his 10 seasons as a minor league manager, where he also coached third base, Dickerson compiled

Orioles sign Nate McLouth to one-year deal

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Nate McLouth to a one year contract for 2013. McLouth, 31, batted .268/.342/.435 (56-209) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 55 games for the Orioles in 2012 after having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on August 4. In six postseason games for the Orioles in 2012, McLouth batted

Nats pitchers Detwiler and Stammen to travel on USO holiday tour

Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen will join Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks, critically-acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler and comedian/CBS "Excused" host Iliza Shlesinger on the 2012 USO holiday tour led by the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. General Dempsey will lead the group on a seven-day, four-country tour to military venues. Detwiler and Stammen recently

Orioles announce tickets for 2013 FanFest on sale today

The kickoff to the 2013 baseball season will begin on Saturday, January 19, as the Orioles host their annual FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2013 FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event will be

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Dan Haren on one-year deal

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Dan Haren. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A 10-year veteran, Haren is 119-97 with a 3.66 ERA in 296 games/286 starts with the Angels, Diamondbacks, A's and Cardinals. In 2012, he went 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA in 30 starts in

Orioles Holiday 5-Packs on sale Monday

The Orioles today announced that Holiday 5-Packs will go on sale Monday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. through www.orioles.com. 5-Packs include a ticket to Opening Day, plus vouchers for four additional games that can be redeemed for an Upper Box ticket to any non-prime games in April and May. Each five-game package costs $110, plus fees, and includes a complimentary ticket to 2013 FanFest with

Orioles select lefty McFarland in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected left-hander T.J. McFarland of the Cleveland Indians organization in the Rule 5 Draft. McFarland, 23, is 48-31 with a 3.83 ERA (618.2IP, 263ER) in 116 games (107 starts) in five minor league seasons in the Cleveland system. He went 16-8 with a 4.03 ERA (163.0IP, 73ER) in 27 starts between Double-A Akron (8-2, 2.69 ERA in 10

O's invite eight to spring training, sign Jan Novak

The Orioles today announced that they have signed outfielders Lew Ford, Conor Jackson and Jason Pridie, right-handers Daniel McCutchen and Adam Russell, and catchers Allan de San Miguel, Jose Gil and Chris Robinson to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. The Orioles have also signed 18-year old left-hander Jan Novak from the Czech Republic. Ford, 36, is a career .268 hitter

Orioles announce the return of the Hot Stove Show on WBAL Radio

The Orioles today announced that the Hot Stove Show will return to the Orioles Radio Network's flagship station WBAL Radio (1090 AM) for a special one-hour program tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. The show will then air every Saturday from December 15 through February 16 (with the exception of December 29) from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. MASN broadcast personality Jim Hunter will host the program

O's announce plans for exhibition game against Team Spain

The Orioles today announced that their exhibition game on Wednesday, March 6 will be played against Team Spain at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, as opposed to Team Brazil as originally listed. Season ticket holders at Ed Smith Stadium will receive complimentary tickets as part of their season package to the World Baseball Classic exhibition game, while all single game tickets will go on

Nationals agree to terms with left-hander Zach Duke

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with free-agent left-handed pitcher Zach Duke on a one-year contact. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A 2009 National League All-Star, Duke is 49-74 with a 4.52 ERA (530 ER/1054.2 IP) in 189 games/168 starts spanning eight big league seasons with Washington, Arizona and Pittsburgh. He has twice posted

Auction of rare baseball experiences benefiting Stand Up To Cancer debuts today on MLB.com

Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs have organized a charity auction benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), announced today as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings. The initiative was inspired by the numerous cases of public relations officials in the sport who have been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. The auction, which begins today and will be live on MLB.com until

Orioles team up with ProVenue from Tickets.com

Tickets.com, provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions to over 1000 sports and entertainment clients around the world, and Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles have signed a long-term contract for the use of the ProVenue ticketing platform for all events at the team's iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards ballpark. The Orioles are eager to be part of the leading-edge technologies that Tickets.com has developed with the

Nationals ring in 2013 season with return of NatsFest on Jan. 26

Following the most memorable season in team history, the Washington Nationals invite fans across the region to reignite their Natitude for 2013 at NatsFest, taking place for the first time ever at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. The fun-filled baseball festival will be held at the spacious Convention Center in order to allow more fans than ever to celebrate

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