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Nationals announce spring training broadcast schedule

Washington Nationals broadcast partners Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and 106.7 The Fan will broadcast a total of 13 Nationals Spring Training matchups throughout the weeks leading up to the start of the 2013 regular season. The Nationals 2013 Grapefruit League schedule features six games televised by MASN and five games airing on 106.7 The Fan, with five broadcasts on partner station CBS Sports Radio 1580.

OriolesREACH to host third annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

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

Nationals name William Howard Taft fifth Racing President

The Washington Nationals announced today that William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States, has been named the fifth participant in the GEICO Presidents Race. "Bill" is scheduled to be introduced to the public today at a press conference during NatsFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet and take photos with the newest Racing

Orioles name minor league managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2013 season. Ron Johnson returns for his second season as the manager at Triple-A Norfolk after guiding the Tides to a 74-70 mark in his first season in the Orioles organization in 2012. Johnson now has a 1,335-1,332 record in 19 seasons as a minor league manager. Mike Griffin will

Orioles announce player development staff restructuring

The Orioles today announced one addition and two promotions within their Player Development Department. Kent Qualls has been named Director of Minor League Operations, where he will oversee the business operations of the Player Development Department. Qualls served as Boston's Director of Player Development for four years (1998-2001) and their Director of Baseball Operations for one year (2002) during his eight-years with the Red Sox.

Lock in limited time offer: Get 2012 pricing for 2013

By becoming a Nationals Season Plan Holder between today and Sunday, March 31, fans can lock in 2012 pricing with their choice of a one- or two-year commitment. In addition to 2012 prices, Season Plan Holders receive an assortment of benefits, including the Red Carpet Rewards and Ticket Exchange Programs, team store discounts and invitations to exclusive events. Full, half and partial season plans are

WBAL to broadcast 16 Orioles spring training games

The Orioles and 1090 AM WBAL Radio, the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 16 Orioles spring training games will be broadcast in 2013. The schedule includes the spring opener against the Minnesota Twins from Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, February 23 at 1:05 p.m., and nine additional home games in Sarasota. Four of the 16 broadcasts will feature 30-minute Pre-Game

O's spring training tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 26

Individual tickets for all 18 of the Orioles' spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 26 at 10:00 a.m. It is recommended that fans purchase tickets online or by phone. Fans interested in season tickets, five game flex-plans or group tickets, or those wishing to receive additional spring training ticket information may call the Orioles spring training office

Orioles Hot Stove Show on WBAL Radio to be broadcast from Dempsey's on Jan. 26

The Orioles' weekly Hot Stove Show on WBAL Radio will broadcast live from Dempsey's Brew Pub & Restaurant at the Warehouse at Oriole Park this Saturday, January 26, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Fans are invited to Dempsey's to listen to the show and meet that day's guests, current Orioles outfielder LJ Hoes and Oriole Hall of Fame shortstop and MASN broadcaster Mike. The Hot Stove Show

Orioles agree to terms with Wieters, Davis, Patton and Matusz

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with catcher Matt Wieters, infielder Chris Davis, and left-handers Troy Patton and Brian Matusz on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Wieters, 26, batted .249 (131-526) and set career-highs with 23 home runs, 83 RBI and 144 games played. Wieters was named to his second All-Star team. Davis, 26, batted .270 (139-515) with a team-leading 33

Nationals sign right-hander Rafael Soriano to two-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Rafael Soriano on a two-year contract with an option for the 2015 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Soriano joins the Nationals after going 2-1 with 42 saves and a 2.29 ERA in 69 games for the Yankees last season. He spent the majority of

Orioles announce additional information about Saturday's FanFest

The Orioles' kickoff to the 2013 season, FanFest will be held this Saturday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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. Like the rest of

Nationals send Morse to A's in four-player swap

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole, right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen and a player to be named in exchange for first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cole was originally selected by the Nationals in the fourth round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft before being dealt to the A's as

Orioles announce contract extensions through 2018 for Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter

The Orioles today announced contract extensions through the 2018 season for Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette and Manager Buck Showalter. A veteran of over two decades in baseball operations at the Major League level, including 11 of those seasons in a general manager role with the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Orioles, Duquette, 54, has utilized strong scouting and player development

Nationals announce details for NatsFest

The Washington Nationals today released new details about 2013 NatsFest, taking place for the first time at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, January 26, 2013. More than 25 Nationals players and prospects are expected to attend the fun-filled baseball festival, including but not limited to*: Corey Brown, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, Ross Detwiler, Danny Espinosa, Christian Garcia, Gio Gonzalez, Brian Goodwin, Bryce

Orioles caravan adds stop in Baltimore

The Orioles and OriolesREACH previously announced plans for a three-day, four-city caravan around Maryland that will include appearances by front office staff and several Orioles players. In addition to the four announced locations, on Friday, January 18, Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy, former Oriole and Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brady Anderson, strength and conditioning coach Joe Hogarty and the Oriole

O's announce 2013 early bird promotions schedule

The Orioles today announced their 2013 Early Bird Promotions Schedule, a variety of giveaways and promotions designed to appeal to fans of all ages during the upcoming season. Highlights of this year's promotions include an Adam Jones Replica Away Jersey, a 1983 World Champs Floppy Hat and the return of the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead. Also new to the schedule this year are a Men's

Nats agree to terms with five players on minor league deals

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with left-handed pitchers Fernando Abad, Bill Bray and Brandon Mann, right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and infielder Will Rhymes on minor-league contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training. In addition, the Nationals extended Spring Training invites to left-handed pitcher Pat McCoy, right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark, catcher Carlos Maldonado, first baseman/third baseman Matt Skole and infielder Zach Walters. Nationals

Orioles agree to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Tommy Hunter on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Hunter, 26, was 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA (133.2IP, 81ER) in 33 games (20 starts) for the Orioles in 2012. In his last 10 appearances of the year (all in relief), Hunter was 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA (12.2IP, 1ER). The Orioles now have seven

Orioles agree to terms with outfielder Nolan Reimold

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with outfielder Nolan Reimold on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Reimold, 29, was limited to 16 games in 2012 due to a herniated disk in his neck and was on the disabled list from May 1 through the end of the season. In his 16 games, he batted .313 (21-67) with five home runs

Orioles caravan to visit four Maryland affiliate locations

The Orioles and OriolesREACH today announced plans for a three-day, four-city caravan around Maryland that will include appearances by Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette, Manager Buck Showalter and several Orioles players. On Wednesday, January 16, Orioles pitchers Brian Matusz and Kevin Gausman and the Oriole Bird will appear at the William Talley Recreation Center at 121 North Bentz Street in Frederick, home

MASN announces six-game spring training TV schedule for Baltimore Orioles

MASN, the television home of the defending American League wild card champion Baltimore Orioles, will broadcast six Orioles spring training games. All will appear on MASN HD, MASN's dedicated high-definition channel, beginning with the Orioles' Feb. 25 home game against the New York Yankees from Sarasota, Fla. The network's Grapefruit League coverage also includes five more games from Ed Smith Stadium, the team's spring training

MASN announces six-game spring training TV schedule for Washington Nationals

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, will broadcast six Nationals spring training games. All will appear on MASN HD, MASN's dedicated high-definition channel, beginning with the Nationals' Feb. 28 home game against the New York Mets in Viera, Fla. The network's Grapefruit League coverage also includes four more games from Space Coast Stadium, the team's spring training home:

Nationals agree to terms with 1B Adam LaRoche on two-year contract with mutual option for '15

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with first baseman Adam LaRoche on a two-year contract with a mutual option for the 2015 season. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. LaRoche led all MLB first basemen in 2012 with a career-best 33 home runs and 69 extra-base hits in a fantastic two-way campaign that included a

Nationals announce 2013 exhibition game vs. New York Yankees

The Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in an exhibition game at Nationals Park on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. Details for the team's 2013 season ticket plans are available online at nationals.com/2013. Tickets to see the Nationals take on the Yankees are included in all full, half or partial season ticket plans. In addition, tickets will be included in select

O's claim catcher Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed catcher Luis Martinez off waivers from Texas. Martinez, 27, is a career .272/.362/.364 hitter in six minor league seasons in the San Diego (2007-11) and Texas (2012) systems. In 2012, Martinez batted .270/.350/.386 in 65 games with Triple-A Round Rock and also appeared in 10 games for the Rangers, going 2-for-18. He was originally drafted by San

Orioles FanFest autograph vouchers on sale Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m.

Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles' 2013 FanFest will go on sale this Saturday, January 5, at 10:00 a.m. The list of autograph session times and participants will be posted online for preview at www.orioles.com/fanfest by 9:00 p.m. this Friday, January 4. Orioles FanFest will be held on Saturday, January 19 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early

Orioles to host athletic trainers conference this week

Several hundred professional Athletic Trainers from across the country will come to Baltimore this week, January 3-5, for the annual Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) Baseball Medicine Conference. The Orioles, including Head Athletic Trainer Richie Bancells and Assistant Athletic Trainer Brian Ebel, will host the event, which is designed for Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists who deal with baseball and softball injuries. The conference

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