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Orioles recall right-hander Zach Clark and select contract of catcher Chris Snyder; Zach Britton optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Zach Clark from Triple-A Norfolk, selected the contract of catcher Chris Snyder and optioned LHP Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk. The club has also designated catcher Luis Exposito for assignment and reinstated RHP Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. Clark, 29, is 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA (25.2IP, 13ER)

MLB and OriolesREACH to host 300 students from Anne Arundel County high schools for private screening of "42"

OriolesREACH and Major League Baseball will host a private screening of the movie "42" for 300 junior varsity baseball and softball players from 12 Anne Arundel County high schools this Thursday, May 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Hoyt's West Nursery Cinemas in Linthicum. Students from Annapolis, Arundel, Broadneck, Chesapeake, Glen Burnie, Meade, North County, Northeast, Old Mill, Severna Park, South River and Southern High Schools

O's option Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk. Exposito, 26, did not appear for the Orioles in two games since being recalled on Sunday. He has played in 16 games for the Tides this season, batting .218/.254/.273 in 59 plate appearances. A corresponding roster move will be made tomorrow.

"Bryce Begins" - A film document Bryce Harper's journey to stardom - debuts Tuesday, April 30 on ESPN

"Bryce Begins," a one-hour film documenting Harper's journey from a teenager through the present day, will debut Tuesday, April 30 at 9:00pm ET on ESPN. A collaboration between Major League Baseball Productions and 3 Penny Films, "Bryce Begins" features extensive behind the scenes access with Harper and his family and rare footage from the years leading up to his Major League debut. The film also

Nationals reinstate Wilson Ramos, option Jhonatan Solano to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated catcher Wilson Ramos from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned catcher Jhonatan Solano to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos, who missed the last 14 games with a left hamstring strain, is batting .300 with two homers, three RBI, three

Orioles recall catcher Luis Exposito from Triple-A Norfolk; Catcher Taylor Teagarden placed on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled catcher Luis Exposito from Triple-A Norfolk and placed catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated left thumb. Exposito, 26, has played in 16 games for the Tides this season, batting .218/.254/.273 in 59 plate appearances. He made his major league debut last season for the Orioles and picked up his first major league

Orioles recall Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk. Britton, 25, has gone 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA (13.2IP, 3ER) in three starts with the Tides this season. The left-hander is 16-14 with a 4.74 ERA (214.2IP, 113ER) in 40 games (39 starts) in the major leagues since 2011. With this move, the Orioles' 25-man roster is now full.

Orioles option right-hander Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned right-hander Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson made his Orioles debut this afternoon and did not receive a decision in the start against Toronto. He allowed five earned runs in 5.2 innings. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

Orioles recall Stinson, option Burnett

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Josh Stinson from Class-A Frederick and optioned right-hander Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson, 25, was claimed off of waivers from Oakland on April 4. He went 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA (11.2IP, ER) in two starts with the Tides. He also made one appearance with Class-A Frederick. Stinson will wear #60 and start this afternoon's

Orioles encourage fans to Vote Orange and help send O's players to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game

Online voting for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will begin today at 3:00 p.m., and the Orioles are urging fans to vote early, vote often, and Vote Orange. Fans can cast their votes for Orioles players up to 35 times per email address online at www.orioles.com/voteorange using the 2013 All-Star Game Ballot. Each fan who votes 25 times and selects the Orioles as

Orioles announce "Go Green" intitiatives

Today, on Earth Day, the Orioles have announced a series of "Go Green" initiatives for 2013. In partnership with the Maryland Stadium Authority, Delaware North Sportservice and the Maryland Transit Administration, the Orioles are working to make Oriole Park even more environmentally friendly. Below are some of the Orioles' green initiatives that have been activated for this season: Ballpark Operations: * Recycling: Oriole Park recycles

O's recall right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk, right-hander Jake Arrieta optioned to Tides

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Jake Arrieta to the Tides. Burnett, 25, was claimed off waivers from Toronto on April 12. He went 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA (71.2IP, 28ER) in 67 appearances for Minnesota in 2012. Burnett is 1-0 in three scoreless appearances for the Tides this season. He will wear uniform

2013 D.C. Sports Hall of Fame inductees to be honored before April 28 Reds-Nats game

Ten new members of the Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of Fame will be honored prior to the Washington Nationals series finale against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, April 28 at Nationals Park. This year, the renowned sports club will enshrine the following inductees: * Elgin Baylor - Former NBA All-Star and Basketball Hall of Famer * Bobby Beathard - Former General Manager, Washington Redskins *

Tonight's Dodgers-O's game postponed due to rain; split-admission doubleheader Saturday

Tonight's game between the Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers has been postponed due to rain and will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets for the April 19 game will be honored for the April 20 1:05 p.m. game. Gates for the 1:05 p.m. game

OriolesREACH, Coca-Cola to host youth baseball clinic at Oriole Park tomorrow

Through a strong and continuing partnership with Baltimore City Schools, OriolesREACH and Coca-Cola will host a youth baseball clinic for pre-selected youth tomorrow, April 18, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Oriole Park. The Live Positively: Get the Ball Rolling healthy lifestyle and baseball clinic will feature instruction from Orioles players Nate McLouth and Brian Matusz as well as former Orioles Al Bumbry, Larry Sheets

Orioles continue mobile-exclusive check-in promotions at Oriole Park

The Orioles have announced new promotions available exclusively within the free MLB.com At The Ballpark application at Oriole Park during the 2013 season. MLB.com At The Ballpark offers mobile check-in, social media, special offers, rewards and exclusive content for anyone with an Android smartphone or iPhone. Incentives for fans to "check-in" using At The Ballpark include offers that will reward fans at every home game

O's celebrate Jackie Robinson Day, honor Earl Weaver

In recognition of the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar in a special pre-game ceremony before their game this evening against the Tampa Bay Rays. Brittany Thomas, a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Public Health Studies and Global Environmental Change and Sustainability, will be presented with

Nationals place Ramos on DL, recall Solano from Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day Disabled List with a left hamstring strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solano batted .314 with three doubles, two home runs, six RBI, two walks and six runs scored in his 12-game

"A Celebration of Earl" moved to 6 p.m. on April 20

In an effort to allow more fans to honor Earl Weaver, the greatest manager in the history of the franchise, the Orioles have announced that "A Celebration of Earl" will now begin at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The memorial was previously scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. "A Celebration of Earl" will include a video tribute and

Orioles claim Alex Burnett off waivers from Blue Jays

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Alex Burnett off waivers from Toronto and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Wilson Betemit has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Burnett, 25, is 3-4 with a 4.61 ERA (170.0IP, 87ER) in 174 major league games with the Minnesota Twins (2010-2012). In

Nationals announce 2013 Patriotic Series and military branch days

The Washington Nationals today announced the games that will comprise the 2013 Patriotic Series presented by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), during which the team will encourage fans to celebrate the American spirit while enjoying the national pastime at Nationals Park. In addition, the Nationals will launch a special series of games that will pay tribute to each of the five branches of our nation's

Orioles and Adam Jones to host RBI League screening of "42" on Monday

On Jackie Robinson Day, Monday, April 15, OriolesREACH and center fielder Adam Jones will host over 100 Orioles RBI League players and coaches for a private screening of the new movie "42." The screening will be held at the Landmark Harbor East Cinema located at 645 South President Street in Baltimore. OriolesREACH will provide RBI players with complimentary tickets, popcorn and soda or water. Reviving

Orioles select contract of Triple-A outfielder Chris Dickerson

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Norfolk. Dickerson, 31, is a career .266/.352/.407 hitter with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 599 plate appearances in five seasons with Cincinnati, Milwaukee and the Yankees. He went 3-for-15 in six games with Norfolk this season. Dickerson will wear #60. With this move, the Orioles 40-man roster

Orioles trade RHP Luis Ayala to Atlanta; Acquire LHP Chris Jones from Braves

The Orioles today announced that they have traded RHP Luis Ayala to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league LHP Chris Jones, who has been assigned to Double-A Bowie. Jones, 24, is 24-20 with a 3.58 ERA over seven minor league seasons with the Cleveland Indians and Braves. He posted a 3.90 ERA in 45 appearances in relief for Double-A Mississippi in 2012. Ayala

Orioles, Major League Baseball announce 5th annual Honorary Bat Girl contest

The Orioles are proud to support Major League Baseball in the launch of the 5th annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest designed to celebrate the stories of fans who are "going to bat against breast cancer." The club invites Orioles fans to join in spreading awareness and support for the breast cancer cause by making nominations and voting in the contest to determine who will be

HBO "Veep" Selina Meyer to race Nationals' Racing Presidents

On Tuesday, April 9 the Washington Nationals Racing Presidents will welcome the mascot of Vice President Selina Meyer, star of HBO's hit comedy series "Veep" as a guest competitor in the GEICO Presidents Race. Meyer will make her appearance at Nationals Park to promote season two of VEEP, which premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14. Earlier today, Vice President Meyer accepted an invitation to

Statement from WUSA9 president & general manager Mark Burdette on April 6 MASN simulcast of Nationals-Reds

Click here to see the statement from WUSA9 president & general manager Mark Burdett on Channel 9's decision to leave the live broadcast of the April 6 Nationals-Reds game at 4 p.m. to join live CBS coverage of the NCAA Final Four.

Orioles reinstate right-hander Chris Tillman from 15-day DL; infielder Yamaico Navarro optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Chris Tillman from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman, 24, was placed on the DL on March 28, retroactive to March 22, with a left abdominal strain. Navarro, 25, was recalled yesterday but did not play. He was acquired from Pittsburgh on November 30, 2012 in exchange for minor

O's recall Navarro from Triple-A, place Roberts on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Yamaico Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Brian Robrts on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Navarro, 25, was acquired from Pittsburgh on November 30, 2012 in exchange for minor league right-hander Jhondaniel Medina. He batted .276/.417/.379 in 29 spring training at-bats for the Orioles after hitting .279/.366/.491 in 66 games with

Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour to play Nationals Park on July 12

Paul McCartney announced today that he will perform at Nationals Park - home of the Washington Nationals - on Friday, July 12, 2013 as part of the "Out There" World Tour. Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m., online at nationals.com/McCartney and by phone at 888.632.6287. The show will be held rain or shine

Orioles claim right-hander Josh Stinson off waivers from Oakland

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Josh Stinson off waivers from Oakland and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to March 31. Stinson, 25, is 0-2 with a 4.43 ERA (22.1IP, 11ER) in 20 major league games with the

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Chris Young on minor league contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Chris Young on a minor-league contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Young rejoins the Nationals organization, the club he signed a minor-league contract with on February 21, 2013. On March 26, after going 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in four Grapefruit League starts for Washington,

Washington Nationals, Bloomberg Sports announce new analytic technology solution partnership

The 2012 National League Eastern Division Champion Washington Nationals and Bloomberg Sports, the world's leaders in sports analytic technology, today announced a new partnership to design a state of the art player evaluation system for the Nationals Baseball Operations Department. This new partnership is the latest step in analytic technology for Bloomberg Sports, which has been a leader in creating solutions for MLB teams, players

Orioles "Birdland Passport" program returns in 2013

Following a popular inaugural season, the Orioles will continue the Birdland Passport program in 2013. The program rewards fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles' local minor league affiliates. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds - will continue to participate in the program. "Having all six ballparks located within

Nationals announce NatsLive Postgame Concerts

The Washington Nationals announced today that Blues Traveler (June 8), Thompson Square (July 6), Gavin DeGraw (August 31) and Montgomery Gentry (September 21) will comprise the lineup for the 2013 NatsLive Free Postgame Concert Series following select Nationals home games throughout the summer. "We are thrilled to be opening the NatsLive Concert Series for the Washington Nationals this year!" said John Popper, lead singer for

Orioles announce opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of their 60th season, this Friday, April 5 at 3:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. PRE-GAME FUN AROUND THE YARD To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark will open at noon on Friday. Each fan will receive a 2013 schedule/car magnet at the gates. Roving musical groups

Orioles active on field, in community during 2013 spring training campaign in Sarasota

Following a record-setting spring training campaign, Orioles players and coaches have headed north to St. Petersburg to open the regular season tomorrow against the Tampa Bay Rays. Although the major league Orioles won't play games in Sarasota again until 2014, the club will continue to maintain a year-round presence in the Suncoast community, including year-round athletic training through Extended Minor League Spring Training, Summer Gulf

Orioles name Einar Diaz major league staff assistant coach

The Orioles today announced that Einar Diaz has been promoted to Major League Staff Assistant Coach. Beginning this season, Major League Baseball rules permit a seventh coach to be in the dugout or bullpen during games. Diaz will serve primarily as an assistant to Hitting Coach Jim Presley. Diaz, 40, is in his sixth year as a coach in the Orioles organization after coaching assignments

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