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Cal Ripken Jr. to throw out first pitch, sign new book March 7 in Sarasota

The Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on March 7 for the Orioles game against the Toronto Blue Jays, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children's book, Wild Pitch, on the lower concourse from 2-4 p.m. The visit is part of a national book tour for Wild

Orioles name David Rovine VP of Sarasota affairs

The Orioles today announced the addition of David Rovine as Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota to oversee the club's Sarasota business affairs and community development. In his new role, Rovine will represent the Orioles in the Sarasota County community, furthering the club's presence through OriolesREACH and its many community programs and establishing and cultivating club partnerships with business, civic, charitable and non-profit organizations throughout the Greater

OriolesREACH to conduct three youth clinics this spring, invite area youth to apply to take part in April 13 clinic

As part of their Sarasota 365 commitment to the community, the Orioles and OriolesREACH will conduct three clinics for area youth on the main field at Ed Smith Stadium over the coming weeks. Two are for pre-selected children from local Boys and Girls Clubs and the third, on April 13, is open to Sarasota County youth ages 8-14. All participants will receive instruction in baseball

Washington Nationals seek national anthem performers

Talented Washington Nationals fans who are interested in performing the national anthem throughout the 2013 season are invited to submit their applications beginning today. The first 50 anthem hopefuls to submit their resume (performance or otherwise) and a recent photo to anthem@nationals.com will be invited to audition live at Nationals Park on Saturday, March 9. Anthem performers must meet the following prerequisites: * The anthem

Orioles announce 2013 spring training opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for the first game of their 2013 spring training season and their fourth season in Sarasota. The team will face the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, February 23, at 1:05 p.m. Tomorrow and throughout the season, ballpark gates will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. All fans attending tomorrow's opener will receive a 2013

Nats agree with Chris Young on minor league deal with spring invite

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Chris Young on a minor-league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Young is 53-43 with a 3.79 ERA in 159 career starts with New York-NL (2011-12), San Diego (2006-10) and Texas (2004-05). The 33-year-old, who earned an

MASN announces 2013 Nationals broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2013 season. Once again, all Nationals games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the April 1 season and home opener against the Miami Marlins. Other highlights of MASN's 2013 Nationals schedule include interleague series against the Baltimore Orioles

MASN announces 2013 Orioles broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the defending American League wild card champion Baltimore Orioles, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2013 season. Once again, all Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 2. Other highlights of MASN's 2013 Orioles schedule include interleague

Orioles announce baseball operations staff promotions

The Orioles today announced the following promotions to their baseball operations staff: Brady Anderson, previously the team's Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations, is now the club's Vice President of Baseball Operations. Ned Rice, previously Assistant Director of Major League Operations, is now Director of Major League Administration. Mike Snyder, formerly Assistant Director of Scouting and Player Development, is now Assistant

Orioles agree to terms with right-hander Darren O'Day on two-year contract with 2015 club option

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-hander Darren O'Day on a two-year contract with a club option for 2015, thus avoiding arbitration. O'Day, 30, went 7-1 with a 2.28 ERA (67.0IP, 17ER), setting career-highs in wins (7 - 2nd among AL relievers), games (69), IP (67.0) and strikeouts (69) in 2012. It was his first season with the O's after

Oriole Bird to help open youth baseball seasons across Sarasota County beginning Saturday

Attending youth baseball and softball openers for local teams has been a tradition since the Orioles arrived in Sarasota for 2010 Spring Training. On Saturday, February 16, the Oriole Bird will participate in Opening Day ceremonies for two little leagues, one in Sarasota and one in Venice, and two more youth baseball openings in March. The Oriole Bird will open the Sarasota Little League season

Orioles to host Snowbird Classic in Sarasota this weekend

As the Orioles get spring training underway in Sarasota, the club will host five Division I college baseball teams for the Snowbird Classic at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex this weekend, Friday, February 15 through Sunday, February 17. Five college teams - Florida Gulf Coast University, the University of Notre Dame, Ohio State University, St. John's University and Mercer University -

Fans invited to watch spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium

Tomorrow marks the first official spring training workout day for Orioles pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium. Fans are invited to watch the team's workouts on the back fields at the complex each day until February 23, when games begin. There is no charge to attend, and free parking is available in the East Lot off 12th Street. Orioles pitchers and catchers will take

Racing Presidents head west for first trip to Mount Rushmore

For the first time ever, the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents - George, Tom, Abe, Teddy and the newest member, Bill - will celebrate Presidents Day from America's definitive presidential landmark when they visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. To kick off the Bill-Teddy rivalry, the two Presidents will "race" from D.C. to Mount Rushmore beginning Friday, February 15 and join the other Racing

WUSA 9 to simulcast 20 MASN-produced Nationals games on Channel 9 in 2013

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, is partnering with WUSA 9 to simulcast 20 Nationals games on WUSA 9 TV in Washington, D.C., during the upcoming 2013 season. The schedule of the games being simulcast on WUSA 9 will begin with the Nationals' April 1 season and home opener against the Miami Marlins and will also include select

O's avoid arbitration, agree to deals with Johnson, Hammel

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with right-handers Jim Johnson and Jason Hammel on one-year contracts, thus avoiding arbitration. Johnson, 29, was 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA (68.2IP, 19ER) and a franchise record and major league-leading 51 saves in 2012. Johnson was named to his first All-Star Team and was named the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year. Hammel, 30, was

O's claim Redmond off waivers, Robinson designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Todd Redmond off waivers from Cincinnati. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, outfielder Trayvon Robinson has been designated for assignment. Redmond, 27, is 71-61 with a 3.58 ERA (1185.1IP, 471ER) in 207 career minor leagues games (200 starts) in eight seasons in the Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Cincinnati organizations. He went a combined 8-11

Nationals set single-game ticket sales, announce preliminary promotional schedule

The Washington Nationals announced today that single game tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at nationals.com/tickets, by calling 888.632.NATS (6287) or by visiting the Nationals Park Main Box Office at Half and N Streets, SE*. 2013 Season Plan Holders and Nationals Insiders will have the opportunity

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls, ballboys on Saturday, March 9

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2013 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, March 9.The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office, MASN broadcaster Jim Hunter and former Orioles catcher Chris Hoiles, as well as Reagan Warfield of MIX 106.5 and Greg Carpenter of LITE 101.9. Outgoing and athletic

Nats introduce Natitude Flex Pack ticketing options

Beginning today, the Washington Nationals will introduce NATITUDE Flex Packs for the 2013 season, allowing fans to select four games among five affordable packs and receive a fifth game FREE. Available online ONLY at nationals.com/flex, NATITUDE Flex Packs offer access to some of the hottest games of the season before single game tickets go on sale to the general public. Fans can choose from any

Sarasota highlighted to millions in mid-Atlantic region through O's spring training radio, TV broadcasts

The Orioles recently announced their radio and television broadcasts for the 2013 spring training season, providing the Sarasota area exposure to millions of households in the Mid-Atlantic region. "Not every Orioles fan is able to attend Spring Training in Sarasota County each year, so we are thankful that many of the games are broadcast back to the Mid-Atlantic market," said Virginia Haley, President of Visit

Orioles claim infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from Yankees

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed infielder Russ Canzler off waivers from the Yankees. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, catcher Luis Martinez has been designated for assignment. Canzler, 26, is a career .278/.347/.472 hitter in nine minor league seasons with the Cubs, Tampa Bay and Cleveland. He has hit .271/.304/.396 in 29 major league games in 2011 (Tampa Bay)

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