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Nationals finalize opening day roster

The Washington Nationals today reassigned left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The move finalizes the Nationals' 25-man opening day roster.

Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced that they have placed right-hander Steve Johnson (right lat strain), infielder Wilson Betemit (right knee ligament sprain) and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada (left elbow surgery) on the disabled list. Wada is retroactive to March 22, Johnson is retroactive to March 23 and Betemit is retroactive to March 26. The Orioles had previously placed right-hander Chris Tillman on the disabled list with a

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned right-hander Jair Jurrjens, left-hander Mark Hendrickson and infielder/outfielder Conor Jackson to minor league camp. With these moves, the Orioles now have 28 active players, plus injured right-hander Chris Tillman, at major league spring training, including one non-roster invitee (infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce).

Orioles and Sarasota set franchise spring training attendance record

With today's crowd of 7,642 for their Grapefruit League finale against the New York Mets at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles set a franchise record by drawing 120,455 fans for their 17 home games. The figure also represents a new spring training season attendance record for Sarasota, a community which has held spring training since 1924. The previous record for both the Orioles and Sarasota,

Orioles acquire Scott Proctor from Giants

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Scott Proctor from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. In his seven year major league career with the Yankees, Dodgers and Braves, Proctor is 18-16 with a 4.78 ERA (343.0IP, 182ER) in 307 games (one start). In 2012, Proctor pitched for the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization and was 4-4 with

Orioles reassign Chris Dickerson

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned OF Chris Dickerson to minor league camp. With these moves, the Orioles now have 31 active players, plus injured RHP Chris Tillman, at major league spring training, including four non-roster invitees (INF/OF Steve Pearce, INF/OF Conor Jackson, RHP Jair Jurrjens and LHP Mark Hendrickson).

Orioles sign Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

The Orioles today announced that they have signed right-hander Freddy Garcia to a minor league contract. In his 14-year major league career, Garcia, 36, is 152-101 with a 4.15 ERA (2,183.2IP, 1,006ER). He was an American League All-Star with Seattle in 2001 and 2002 and finished second in Rookie of The Year balloting in 1999, when he went 17-8 with a 4.07 ERA (201.1IP, 91ER)

Orioles announce series of "Operation Orange" rallies

The Orioles today announced a series of "Operation Orange" rallies to generate fan excitement as the team prepares to open the 2013 season. The "Operation Orange" rally crew will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas, beginning this Saturday at the Arundel Mills Mall Grand Slam Saturday in the Roundhouse Food Court in Hanover, MD from noon to 2:00 p.m. The rally crew will be accompanied

Nationals trim spring training roster to 26

The Washington Nationals today re-assigned first baseman/outfielder Micah Owings and infielder/outfielder Carlos Rivero to minor-league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 26 players in their big league camp.

O's place Tillman on 15-day disabled list, reassign Robinson to minor league camp

The Orioles today announced that they have placed right-hander Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a left abdominal strain, and reassigned outfielder Trayvon Robinson to minor league camp. With these moves, the Orioles now have 32 active players, plus Tillman, at major league spring training, including five non-roster invitees.

Visit Sarasota County embraces marketing partnership with the Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. - In an effort to promote Sarasota County as a global sports destination and bolster the local economy, Visit Sarasota County (VSC) and the Baltimore Orioles are continuing to cultivate a successful marketing partnership that is boosting visitor impact from the Mid-Atlantic region. Together, the visitor information organization and the Major League Baseball team have spread the "Go Beyond the Beaches" message to

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned right-hander Kevin Gausman, infielder Travis Ishikawa and catcher Chris Robinson to minor league camp. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 34 players at major league spring training, including six non-roster invitees.

Nationals reassign Abad, Maldonado to minor league camp

The Washington Nationals today re-assigned left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad and catcher Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 28 players in their big league camp.

Orioles to host State College of Florida on Friday

The Orioles today announced details for their exhibition game against the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Manatees, this Friday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium. Entry to the game is free. Reserved tickets for seating near the SCF dugout are $5. Proceeds will benefit SCF Manatees Athletics to support scholarships and athletic department operations. Free parking will be available in the

Orioles birthday promotions are back for 2013

The Orioles announced today that they will once again invite all baseball fans to celebrate their birthday at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2013. The "Come Free for your Birthday" promotion, presented by Carvel, debuted in 2009 and has continued every season since. The program has been wildly successful, with nearly 100,000 fans participating since its inception. The birthday promotion is

O's reassign Lew Ford to minor league camp

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned outfielder Lew Ford to minor league camp. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 37 players at major league spring training, including nine non-roster invitees.

MASN to broadcast "The BUCKle Up Birds: An Underdog Story"

The Orioles today announced that MASN will broadcast The BUCKle Up Birds: An Underdog Story, the Orioles 2012 season highlight video. The program will debut on MASN tomorrow evening at 10:00 p.m. and will reair on Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. and again on Friday, April 5 at 12:30 p.m. before the Orioles home opener vs. the Minnesota Twins at 3:05 p.m. The movie,

Nationals release Chris Young

The Washington Nationals today granted right-handed pitcher Chris Young his unconditional release. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 30 players in their big league camp.

Orioles option Canzler, reassign Pridie; camp roster at 38

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned infielder Russ Canzler to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigned outfielder Jason Pridie to minor league camp. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 38 players at major league spring training, including 10 non-roster invitees.

Voting for Orioles/AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead begins today; five Orioles competing

After an overwhelming fan response last season, the Orioles have announced the return of the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead promotion for 2013. Fans will once again be able to select the player they want to be immortalized in a bobblehead giveaway, scheduled to be distributed during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Sunday, September 29 to the first 20,000 fans age 15 and over. Fans can vote

Garcia to DL, Rivero to Triple-A in Nats cuts

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Christian Garcia on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March 22, with a right forearm tendon injury and outrighted infielder Carlos Rivero to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Rivero will remain in Major League Spring Training. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 31 players

Orioles make four roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned left-hander Zach Britton, infielder Jonathan Schoop and infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk and have reassigned right-hander Daniel McCutchen to minor league camp. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 40 players at major league spring training, including 11 non-roster invitees.

Nationals trim spring training roster to 32

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Cole Kimball to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and re-assigned right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo to minor league camp. Earlier today, the Nationals agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher J.C. Romero 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

OriolesREACH to make check presentation to Mircale League of Manasota tonight

Prior to tonight's 7:05 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Orioles will host a special pre-game ceremony and check presentation to The Miracle League of Manasota. The third annual Birdland Golf Classic, hosted by OriolesREACH on February 20, raised over $40,000 dollars for The Miracle League, which gives children and adults with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. On-field to help present the

Orioles announce exclusive incentive for fans making purchase at Tag Day

The Baltimore Orioles announced today that they will offer an exclusive incentive for those fans attending Saturday's Tag Day to purchase a partial season plan. The Orioles will provide $50 in vouchers to any fan purchasing two seats in a 13-game plan at the event. The vouchers can be redeemed at Oriole Park for additional tickets, merchandise and concessions throughout the 2013 season. Tag Day

Orioles and MLB partner with council president to announce third annual President's Cup baseball tournament

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young was joined today by the Baltimore Orioles, local elected leaders, public and private school officials and dozens of City high school students to announce the schedule for the 2013 President's Cup - a citywide baseball tournament that brings together private and public high schools. This year's baseball tournament will kick off on Saturday, March 23, with eight of

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk and have reassigned left-hander Daniel Schlereth and right-hander Adam Russell to minor league camp. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 45 players at major league spring training, including 12 non-roster invitees.

Nationals trim spring training roster to 33

The Washington Nationals today granted catcher Chris Snyder his unconditional release. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 33 players in their big league camp.

Nationals trim spring training roster to 34

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitchers Erik Davis, Yunesky Maya and Ryan Perry, catcher Jhonatan Solano, infielder Chris Marrero and outfielder Corey Brown to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, the Nationals re-assigned right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf and infielder Zach Walters to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals currently

Orioles option LJ Hoes to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned outfielder LJ Hoes to Triple-A Norfolk. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 48 players at major league spring training, including 14 non-roster invitees.

Orioles option Bundy to Bowie, Redmond to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie and right-hander Todd Redmond to Triple-A Norfolk. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 49 players at major league spring training, including 14 non-roster invitees.

Orioles host "Go Green" Day this Sunday, auction game-worn green caps for charity

The Orioles will host "Go Green" Day, presented by Waste Pro, for their St. Patrick's Day game this Sunday, March 17 at 1:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles will wear green cartoon bird caps for the game, after which they will be autographed and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring, with proceeds to benefit the Mote Marine Laboratory Animal Hospitals. The Sarasota-based hospitals treat animals

Orioles reassign two to minor league camp

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned catcher Jose Gil and infielder Niuman Romero to minor league camp. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 51 players at major league spring training, including 14 non-roster invitees.

Orioles to hold season ticket Tag Day on Saturday, March 23

With the start of the season fast approaching, the Orioles will host the return of Tag Day on Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. - noon at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tag Day gives fans interested in purchasing either a full or partial Season Plan for the 2013 season the opportunity to "try out" their seats before they buy. Available seats will be tagged

Perez, Karns, Leon and Rendon among Nats' cuts from spring camp

The Washington Nationals today optioned outfielder Eury Perez to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, catcher Sandy Leon and infielder Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, the Nationals re-assigned left-handed pitcher Pat McCoy and infielders Will Rhymes and Matt Skole to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo

Orioles, OriolesREACH to host third annual food drive at Ed Smith Stadium on Friday

The Orioles and OriolesREACH, along with All Faiths Food Bank and media partner the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, will host the third annual Food Drive at Ed Smith Stadium this Friday, March 15. Fans attending the 1:05 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items with them for donation to the All Faiths Food Bank. In addition to food items, the

Orioles name Nelson Norman Director of Baseball Operations for Dominican Republic

The Orioles today announced that they have named Nelson Norman as Director of Baseball Operations for the Dominican Republic. In his new role Norman will oversee all aspects of the club's activities in the Dominican Republic, including their Academy operations as well as their Dominican Summer League team. A former major league infielder born in San Pedro de Macoris, Norman, 54, has over two decades

Orioles option three to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Zach Clark, left-hander Mike Belfiore and outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 53 players at major league spring training, including 16 non-roster invitees.

Orioles agree on one-year contracts with 17 players

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 17 players on one-year contracts, completing agreements with all players on the 40-man roster. Today's agreements included right-handers Jake Arrieta, Zach Clark, Miguel Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Pedro Strop and Chris Tillman; left-handers Mike Belfiore, Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland; catcher Luis Exposito; infielders Ryan Flaherty, Manny Machado, Yamaico Navarro, Jonathan Schoop and Danny Valencia;

Orioles reassign five to minor league camp

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned right-hander Mike Wright, left-handers Zach Braddock and Eduardo Rodriguez, and catchers Allan de San Miguel and Luis Martinez to minor league camp. With these reassignments, the Orioles now have 56 players at major league spring training, including 16 non-roster invitees.

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballboys and ballgirls on Saturday

The Orioles will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2013 season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at noon this 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 men

Nationals trim spring training roster to 49

The Washington Nationals today optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Purke to Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 49 players in their big league camp.

Orioles to host public celebration of life for Earl Weaver on April 20

The Orioles will host a public celebration of life for legendary manager Earl Weaver at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. The program, "A Celebration of Earl," will include a video tribute and a collection of notable guest speakers to honor the memory of the greatest manager in Orioles history. Guest speakers include Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Rick Dempsey,

Nationals trim spring camp roster to 50

Following today's game, the Washington Nationals re-assigned left-handed pitchers Bill Bray, Brandon Mann and Will Ohman and right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark to minor-league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 50 players in their big league camp.

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