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Orioles expand RBI program with addition of youth and softball divisons

Each summer, hundreds of Baltimore youth have the chance to play baseball through the Orioles' Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. Starting this year, 150 more young athletes will enjoy this opportunity through the addition of a six-team Youth Division for boys ages 10-12 and a four-team Softball Division for girls ages 13-17. In total, 450 Baltimore City youth representing 26 different RBI teams

Orioles recall infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk, option infielder Yamaico Navarro to the Tides

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Yamaico Navarro to the Tides. Flaherty, 26, batted .265/.286/.471 with two home runs, five RBI and four multi-hit efforts in eight games with the Tides after being optioned following the Orioles-Rays game on May 18. He batted .133/.228/.233 in 30 games for the Orioles earlier this season. Navarro,

Nationals recall right-hander Nathan Karns from Harrisburg, option left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League and optioned left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Karns is scheduled to make his Major League debut tonight when Washington hosts Baltimore at Nationals Park. The 25-year-old went 4-2 with

Nationals place left-hander Ross Detwiler on DL, recall left-hander Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals placed left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 16, with a right back muscle strain and recalled left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cedeno - selected off waivers on April 23, after posting an 11.37 ERA in

Nationals select Jeff Kobernus from Triple-A Syracuse, designate right-hander Yunesky Maya for assignment

The Washington Nationals today selected infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and designated right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya for assignment. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Kobernus joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment, after batting .333 (58-for-174) with eight doubles, two triples, one home run, 20 RBI and 13 walks

Orioles recall right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk, place right-hander Pedro Strop on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a lower back strain. Johnson, 25, made one start for the Orioles this season, taking the loss on May 11 at Minnesota (4.0IP, 6ER). He has gone 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA (19.2IP, 12ER) in four

Orioles select contract of RHP Kevin Gausman from Double-A Bowie; RHP Jake Arrieta optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Kevin Gausman from Double-A Bowie and optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Gausman on the 40-man roster, RHP Alex Burnett has been designated for assignment. Gausman, 22, was the Orioles' 1st round selection (#4 overall) in the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Louisiana State University. He

O's announce 2013 military appreciation efforts

With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, the Orioles are proud to announce their efforts to honor members of our armed forces. The club is fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated military personnel throughout the region, and grateful for all of those who risk their lives each day for our country. Again this season, the club is offering a variety of season-long programs and special days that

Stock Up On Swag Sweepstakes offers Orioles fan a $1,000 team store shopping spree

One lucky Orioles fan will win a $1,000 shopping spree this summer at the Majestic Orioles Team Store at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as part of the Stock Up On Swag Sweepstakes, currently underway. The team store features an extensive selection of Orioles-related souvenirs, from clothing for the entire family to memorabilia and novelty items. Fans are encouraged to visit the Orioles Pinterest page

Nationals place right-hander Ryan Mattheus on 15-day DL, option outfielder Eury Perez to Syracuse and add to pitchers

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to May 20, with a fractured right hand, optioned outfielder Eury Perez to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, recalled right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya from Syracuse and selected left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad from Syracuse. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Abad, 27,

O's reinstate right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from 15-day DL, option right-hander Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Norfolk. Gonzalez, 28, was placed on the DL on May 9, retroactive to May 4, with a right thumb blister. He is 2-2 with a 4.58 ERA (35.1IP, 18ER) in six starts this season and will make tonight's start against New York.

Orioles recall Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder/outfielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk. Valencia, 28, is batting .306/.339/.600 with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 35 RBI in 40 games for the Tides this season, including seven home runs in his last 10 games and a line of .324/.381/.838 with six home runs in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching. He has hit .316/.359/.472 in

Orioles option Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk. Flaherty, 26, is batting .133/.228/.233 in 30 games for the Orioles this season. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

Orioles announce series of roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Jair Jurrjens and recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Jurrjens will start this afternoon's game against Tampa Bay. Additionally, outfielder Nolan Reimold has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12, with a right hamstring strain, and right-hander Alex Burnett has been optioned to the Tides. To make room

The Washington National Opera presents Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park

The Washington National Opera, in conjunction with the Washington Nationals, will present the fifth annual Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park featuring a live simulcast of the legendary American musical Show Boat on Saturday, May 18. The event is free and open to the public and will take place rain or shine. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for "pregame" activities, including entertainment and

Birdland Summer 6-pack offers fans six games at discounted prices

Summer isn't complete without Orioles baseball, and the team's new Birdland Summer 6-Pack ticket offer gives fans the opportunity to watch the Birds take on a variety of opponents, including the Yankees and Red Sox, at a discounted rate over the remaining months of the season. For as little as $54, fans will select tickets to six Orioles home games, including two prime games, all

Orioles announce Father's Day Catch on the Field opportunity for fans

The Orioles, in partnership with Majestic, have announced a special opportunity for fans to play catch on the field for the first time on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, prior to their game against the Boston Red Sox. Fans may purchase one of two ticket packages that include a pair of tickets for the 1:35 p.m. game and a 25-minute pre-game session of catch on

Nationals recall Johnatan Solano, place Wilson Ramos on DL

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, who is 1-for-6 in three games with Washington in '13, batted .167 (8-for-48) with two doubles, two walks and

Orioles place left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have placed left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 13, with a right oblique strain. The club has also recalled right-hander Alex Burnett and infielder Yamaico Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk. Chen was injured during his Sunday start at Minnesota in which he picked up his third win of the year with five scoreless innings. Chen

Orioles option left-hander Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk. Belfiore, 24, was recalled prior to Sunday's game but did not pitch. Belfiore was 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA (14.2IP, 9ER) and 17 strikeouts in 10 games for the Tides. In 2012, with Double-A Bowie, Belfiore was 5-1 with a 2.85 ERA (47.1IP, 15ER) in 28 games. A corresponding roster move

Orioles recall left-hander Mike Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Mike Belfiore from Triple-A Norfolk. Belfiore, 24, was 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA (14.2IP, 9ER) in 10 games for the Tides. In 2012, with Double-A Bowie, Belfiore was 5-1 with a 2.85 ERA (47.1IP, 15ER) in 28 games. Originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round (45th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft

Orioles option right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles tonight announced that they have optioned right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, 25, started Saturday's game at Minnesota and allowed six earned runs on seven hits and four walks over four innings in his season debut for the Orioles. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

O's recall right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Alex Burnett to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Alex Burnett to Norfolk. Johnson is scheduled to start tonight's game at Minnesota. Johnson, 25, began the season on the disabled list with a strained right lat. He made three starts for Norfolk and was 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA (16.1IP, 8ER). In four starts for Baltimore in

Nats recall Eury Perez, place Jayson Werth on DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Eury Perez from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed right fielder Jayson Werth on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 3, with a right hamstring strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Perez joins the Nationals after hitting .346 (37-for-107) with five doubles, a triple, a home

Orioles recall right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk; Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez placed on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Alex Burnett from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 4, with a right thumb blister. Burnett, 25, had one earlier stint with the Orioles, April 22-24, but did not appear in a game. He is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA (9.1IP, ER) in six relief appearances for

Fans invited to attend exclusive fundraising event for Shannon's fund on May 18

Prior to their game against the Tampa Bay Rays next Saturday, May 18, the Orioles will host an exclusive fundraising event for Shannon's Fund, an endowment at the University of Maryland Medical Center that provides financial assistance to hospital patients in need. For $50, fans will receive a left field lower box game ticket and enjoy a pre-game party on the Roof Deck that will

Orioles launch Vote Orange Rewards Program for fans

In-park voting for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game begins tonight at Oriole Park, and the Orioles have launched a ballpark "Vote Orange Rewards Program" to encourage fans to vote to make sure the team is well-represented at the Midsummer Classic. Fans who complete as few as 50 paper ballots and submit them by the sixth inning will be eligible to win an autographed

Orioles ask fans to nominate a veteran to represent the team at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game

The Orioles are proud to support Major League Baseball in the PEOPLE Magazine Tribute for Heroes program and are asking fans to nominate a veteran to represent the Baltimore Orioles at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. Fans may nominate a veteran who has served, or is still serving in the armed forces at www.tributeforheroes.com and are encouraged to include information about the nominee's extraordinary military,

Orioles select contract of right-hander Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk, designate right-hander Zach Clark for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Freddy Garcia from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 25- and 40-man rosters, right-hander Zach Clark has been designated for assignment. Garcia, 36, has gone 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA (33.2IP, 10ER) in five starts for the Tides this season. He was named International League Player of the Week for

Nationals reinstate Ryan Zimmerman from 15-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned third baseman Anthony Rendon to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 28, rejoins the Nationals after being placed on the 15-Day DL on April 21 (retroactive to April 18)

Roberto Alomar elected to Orioles Hall of Fame; Longtime baseball operations executive Don Pries named Herb Armstrong Award winner

Former Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame, the team announced today. Former Orioles scout and baseball operations executive Don Pries will be inducted as this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner. Alomar and Pries will be honored at a luncheon at Oriole Park sponsored by the Oriole Advocates, founders of the Orioles Hall of Fame, on Friday, August

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