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O's reinstate Roberts from 60-day DL, Jurrjens designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated 2B BRIAN ROBERTS from the 60-day disabled list and designated RHP JAIR JURRJENS for assignment off of the 25-man roster. Roberts, 35, was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 5 with a right hamstring strain. He was 5-for-12 with a double, run scored, RBI and stolen base in the first three games of the

Orioles acquire outfielder Eric Thames from Seattle

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF ERIC THAMES from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league INF TY KELLY, and have optioned Thames to Triple-A Norfolk. Thames, 26, has appeared in 181 major league games for the Blue Jays and Mariners, batting .250/.296/.431 with 21 home runs and 62 RBI. In 57 games with Triple-A Tacoma in 2013, Thames (pronounced THAY-mes)

Orioles recall right-hander Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk, designate infielder Travis Ishikawa for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jair Jurrjens from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Jurrjens on the roster, infielder Travis Ishikawa has been designated for assignment. Jurrjens, 27, did not receive a decision in his only start for the Orioles on May 18 vs. Tampa Bay (5.0IP, 6H, 4ER, BB, 5K). He is 5-5 with a 4.06 ERA (84.1IP, 38ER) in

Orioles' Gulf Coast League manager Orlando Gomez records 1,000th career win

With a 7-4 win over the Twins' Gulf Coast League team today, Orioles Gulf Coast League team manager Juan "Orlando" Gomez recorded his 1,000th career win. In his ninth season in the Orioles organization, Gomez has managed at four levels of the Baltimore minor league system and served as batting practice pitcher for the major league club for two seasons. Overall, 2013 marks Gomez's 49th

Neil Diamond to debut new single July 4 at Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals are proud to announce that legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will perform his latest single "Freedom Song (They'll Never Take Us Down)" during the Nationals-Brewers game on Thursday, July 4 at Nationals Park. It will mark the first time Diamond performs this song live, which he was inspired to write in the wake of this past April's Boston Marathon bombings and a visit

Orioles agree to terms with top two draft picks, Hunter Harvey and Josh Hart

The Orioles have announced that they have agreed to terms with their 2013 first round draft picks, right-hander Hunter Harvey of Bandys (NC) High School and outfielder Josh Hart of Parkview (GA) High School. Harvey was the 22nd overall pick and Hart was selected with the 37th pick. Harvey, 18, was 8-0 with 116 strikeouts in 11 games (eight starts) as a senior after going

Orioles, Sarasota Tomorrow Next announce leadership investment to better Sarasota region

Seeds planted by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce blossomed into a success-making return on investment for the community today, thanks to the Baltimore Orioles. In a generous investment to help secure a more prosperous future for greater Sarasota, the Baltimore Orioles organization has pledged $150,000 to Sarasota Tomorrow Next, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's regional economic and community development initiative. The announcement came

Nationals place Haren on DL, recall Moore from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals recalled first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed right-handed pitcher Dan Haren on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Sunday, with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Moore is batting .158 with five doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, six walks and seven runs

Orioles recall right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk, option right-hander Freddy Garcia to the Tides.

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned RHP Freddy Garcia to the Tides. Gausman, 22, has made five starts for the Orioles this season, going 0-3 with a 7.66 ERA (24.2IP, 21ER), 20 strikeouts and six walks. Garcia, 36, is 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA (53.0IP, 34ER) in 11 games (10 starts) with the Orioles this

Nationals add Third Day and Sammy Hagar to 2013 NatsLive Free Postgame Concert lineup

The Washington Nationals today announced the addition of Third Day and legendary rocker Sammy Hagar to the 2013 NatsLive Free Postgame Concert Series. These concerts highlight an enhanced promotional schedule that features new giveaways and activities for fans to enjoy throughout the remainder of the season. THIRD DAY: Sunday, July 7 Faith, passion and rock 'n roll swagger combine on Third Day's 12th album, Miracle,

Orioles reinstate right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from paternity leave list, place outfielder Steve Pearce on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the paternity leave list and placed outfielder Steve Pearce on the disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with left wrist tendinitis. Gonzalez, 29, is 5-2 with a 3.75 ERA (74.1IP, 31ER) in 12 starts this season. His wife Lucia had their first child, daughter Leah, on Monday. Pearce, 30, batted .235/.311/.383 with three

Nationals sign three more draft picks

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with three additional players selected in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft: right-handed pitcher Nicholas Pivetta (fourth round), right-handed pitcher John Simms (11th round) and right-handed pitcher Andrew Cooper (12th round). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of

Orioles to host four Vote Orange rallies in the upcoming week

With just over two weeks of voting left, the Orioles are continuing their push to be well-represented at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in New York this July by hosting four Vote Orange rallies over the next week. The Vote Orange Street team will visit restaurants and taverns in Federal Hill this Friday, June 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will then canvass Canton Square restaurants

Nationals option second baseman Danny Espinosa to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated second baseman Danny Espinosa from the 15-Day Disabled List. The Nationals then optioned Espinosa to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Espinosa, who played in six games for the Chiefs during his just-completed rehab assignment, is a career .230 hitter (329-for-1428)

Orioles recall left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk, select contract of infielder Travis Ishikawa from the Tides

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk, who is scheduled to start tonight at Detroit, and selected the contract of infielder Travis Ishikawa from the Tides. To make room for Ishikawa on the 25 and 40-man rosters, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was placed on the Paternity Leave List and infielder Yamaico Navarro has been designated for assignment. Britton, 25,

Washington Nationals-Inova Blood drive hits a home run

This past weekend, the Washington Nationals and Inova Blood Donor Services (IBDS) kicked off the first of two summer blood drives by knocking their overall donation goal out of the park. With more than 700 people registered to donate blood at Nationals Park on Saturday, June 15, IBDS collected more than 730 units of blood. "Nats fans truly rallied around blood donation. More than 1,890

Gulf Coast League Orioles open 2013 season Saturday in Sarasota

The Orioles Gulf Coast League (GCL) team will play its first home game of the 2013 season at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Saturday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. vs. the GCL Rays. The GCL, which includes 14 teams in Florida, gives recently drafted or signed players their first experience in professional baseball. The Orioles GCL home games, which run through August, are open

Nationals agree to terms with 22 players taken in draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 22 players selected in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft: right-handed pitcher Jacob Johansen (second round), third baseman Drew Ward (third round), right-handed pitcher Austin Voth (fifth round), third baseman/catcher Cody Gunter (sixth round), first baseman Jimmy Yezzo (seventh round), left-handed pitcher David Napoli (eighth round), right-handed pitcher Jake Joyce (ninth round), shortstop Brennan Middleton (10th round), shortstop

Nationals reinstate Strasburg from DL, option Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-Day Disabled List 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. Strasburg, who missed the last 12 games with a right latissimus dorsi strain, is 3-5 with a 2.54 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per 9.0

Orioles reinstate Wada, option him to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada from the 60-day disabled list and have optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. Wada has not pitched for the Orioles after signing a two-year contract on December 14, 2011. Wada underwent left elbow ligament replacement surgery on May 11, 2012 and missed the entire season. In six rehabilitation starts for Norfolk this year, Wada was

Orioles recall right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta is 3-3 with a 5.50 ERA (36.0IP, 22ER) in seven games (six starts) for the Tides this season. This will be Arrieta's third stint with the Orioles in 2013. He was most recently with the team from May 18-23 but did not appear in a game during that time. He

OriolesREACH, Adam Jones make $75,000 donation to Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club

Hundreds of youth from the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club and members of their community will have access to the latest technology thanks to a $75,000 donation from OriolesREACH and Boys and Girls Club alumnus ADAM JONES designated to renovate and expand a Technology and Learning Center within the Club's facility at 3560 3rd Street. When complete, the renovation will enhance the Club's ability

Nationals reinstate Detwiler from DL, option Davis to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned right-handed pitcher Erik Davis to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Detwiler, who missed the last 24 games with a right back muscle strain, is 2-4 with a 2.76 ERA

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy set to launch this fall

The Washington Nationals are excited to announce several major developments in the creation of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Ward 7's Fort Dupont Park. Ian Desmond steps up to the plate Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has signed on to champion the ongoing efforts of the Youth Baseball Academy. Desmond will serve as a member of the Academy's Board of Directors, allowing him to

Nationals select right-hander Ross Ohlendorf from Syracuse, option right-hander Nathan Karns to Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals selected right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, the Nationals transferred right-handed pitcher Christian Garcia to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Ohlendorf, who is scheduled to make his Nationals debut

Orioles support finalists in "Tribute for Heroes"

The Orioles, in a continued effort to support Major League Baseball in the PEOPLE Magazine Tribute for Heroes program, are asking fans to vote for one of three finalists to represent the Baltimore Orioles at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. The three fan-nominated finalists for the Orioles include Melissa Garcia, Rob Jones and Jessie Lopez. Fans are encouraged to visit www.TributeForHeroes.com to vote on their

Nationals acquire right-hander Ian Dickson from Cubs in exchange for right-hander Henry Rodriguez

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Ian Dickson from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Dickson went 2-2 with one save and posted 8.2 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (32 K/35.1 IP) in 11 games/three starts this season with Kane County of the Single-A Midwest League.

Nationals announce finalists in "Tribute for Heroes" campaign

Major League Baseball and People magazine today announced the 90 finalists (three per MLB Club) for the "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, a national initiative that recognizes veterans and military service members and builds upon MLB and People magazine's commitment to honoring our country's heroes. The Washington Nationals are proud to announce the three finalists selected to represent the team: John Belcher, Lori Kelly and Julie

Orioles to celebrate Military Appreciation Day this Friday

On Friday, June 14, the Orioles will celebrate Flag Day and the Army's Birthday as part of Military Appreciation Day and the team's ongoing military appreciation efforts. Pre-game ceremonies will include a swearing-in ceremony for future Army members as well as military involvement in the first pitch, presentation of colors and National Anthem. Col. Edward Rothstein, Retired Col. Bert Rice, Retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran

Nationals option 1B/OF Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse

Following Sunday's doubleheader, the Washington Nationals optioned first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Moore, 26, batted .158 with five doubles, two home runs, 13 RBI, six walks and seven runs scored in 38 games this season with Washington.

Nationals recall 1B/OF Chris Marrero from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled first baseman/outfielder Chris Marrero from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marrero batted .306 (64-for-209) with nine doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 44 RBI, 14 walks and 26 runs scored in 55 games this season with Syracuse. His RBI total ranks fourth in the

Orioles complete 2013 First-Year Player Draft

The Orioles made a total of 41 selections in the 2013 First Year Player Draft. The club chose 14 high school players and 27 college players. Right-handed pitchers accounted for 13 of the selections and 10 left-handed pitchers were chosen. The Orioles also took nine infielders, five outfielders and four catchers. ROUND PLAYER POS 1 (22), Hunter Harvey, RHP CBA (37), Joshua Hart, CF 2

Nationals conclude 2013 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected 30 players on the third day of Major League Baseball's 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Over the three-day Draft, the Nationals selected a total of 39

Orioles reinstate right-hander Pedro Strop from disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Pedro Strop from the 15-day disabled list. Strop was placed on the DL on May 25, retroactive to May 24, with a lower back strain. He is 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA (17.2IP, 12ER) in 22 appearances for the Orioles this season.

Gate times announced for Twins-Natonals make-up game

The Nationals will play a split doubleheader against the Twins on Sunday, June 9 with the rescheduled game beginning at 7:05 p.m. Gates for the 7:05 p.m. game will open 1.5 hours after the last out of the 1:35 p.m. game or 6:00 p.m., whichever is later. For more information on exchanging tickets purchased through nationals.com or the Nationals telephone charge line, please call 202.675.NATS(6287).

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

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned left-hander Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk. Belfiore was recalled from Norfolk prior to tonight's game. He was also with the Orioles earlier this season, May 12-13, but did not appear in a game. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

Orioles complete day two of 2013 draft

The Orioles made eight picks on day two of the 2013 First Year Player Draft on Friday, completing rounds 3-10. After two days of the draft, the Orioles have selected 11 players overall, four pitchers and seven position players, with five of the selections being college products. The Orioles selected one right-handed pitcher, three left-handed pitchers, four catchers, two infielders and one outfielder. The draft

Nationals select eight players on second day of MLB's 2013 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball's 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The Nationals kicked off today's action selecting prep third baseman Drew

Nationals agree to terms with second-round right-hander Jake Johansen, top pick in 2013 draft

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with 22-year-old right-handed pitcher Jake Johansen, their top selection (68th overall) in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Dallas Baptist (TX) University. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement.

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

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP MIKE BELFIORE from Triple-A Norfolk. Belfiore, 24, is 1-0 with a 4.20 ERA (30.0IP, 14ER) and 31 strikeouts in 17 games with the Tides. He has held left-handed hitters to a .224 average, recording more strikeouts (15) than hits allowed (11) in 49 at-bats against. Belfiore, who will wear #65, was with the Orioles earlier this

Nationals acquire left-hander Robertson off waivers from Twins

The Nationals today acquired left-hander Tyler Robertson off waivers from the Twins. The 25-year-old is 2-2 with 6 holds and a 5.54 ERA in 42 career relief apps ('12-13). Robertson has posted a .200 BAA vs. lefthanded batters during his career. He is the son of Nationals Special Assistant to the GM Jay Robertson. Robertson will be optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

Tonight's Twins-Nationals game rained out, split doubleheader scheduled Sunday

Tonight's Nationals-Twins game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team will play a split doubleheader Sunday, June 9 with tonight's make-up game beginning at 7:05 p.m.* The two games against the Twins on June 9 will require separate admission. Fans with game tickets to tonight's postponed contest may use their original

Nationals select right-hander Jacob Johansen 68th overall in 2013 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals tonight selected 22 year-old right-handed pitcher Jacob Johansen (Dallas Baptist University) with the 68th-overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The 6-foot-6, 235 lbs. Johansen cemented

Orioles select right-hander Hunter Harvey in first round of 2013 draft

The Orioles tonight selected right-hander Hunter Harvey of Bandys (NC) High School with their first selection of the 2013 First Year Player Draft, the 22nd overall pick of the draft. The Orioles also selected outfielder Josh Hart at No. 37 overall from Parkview (GA) HS and catcher Chance Sisco at No. 61 overall from Santiago (CA) HS. Harvey, 18, went 8-0 in 11 games (eight

Mets-Nationals game at Nationals Park postponed

Tonight's Mets-Nationals game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The team will play a split doubleheader Friday, July 26 with tonight's make-up game beginning at 1:35 p.m. The second regularly scheduled game is scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m.* The two games against the Mets on July 26 will require separate admission.

Orioles option outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk. Avery, 23, did not appear in today's game after being recalled earlier in the day. He began the season with Double-A Bowie, where he batted .300/.391/.406 with 34 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 39 games. He has also played in 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .192

Nationals place Strasburg on DL, recall Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 1, with a right latissimus dorsi 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 - who did not pitch during a one-day stint with Washington earlier this

Orioles recall outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk, place right-hander Steve Johnson on 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Steve Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. Avery, 23, began the season with Double-A Bowie, where he batted .300/.391/.406 with 34 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in 39 games. He has also played in 15 games with Triple-A Norfolk, batting .192 (10-52).

Chris Davis selected as the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead

The Orioles today announced that first baseman Chris Davis has been selected as the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead. For the second consecutive year, fans were able to select the player they wanted immortalized in a bobblehead giveaway. The bobblehead is scheduled to be distributed during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Sunday, September 29 to the first 20,000 fans age 15 and over. Voting began on March

Orioles announce series of Vote Orange rallies

Following a tremendous result in MLB's initial All-Star Game ballot update that featured seven Orioles as early voting leaders, the Orioles have announced a series of Vote Orange rallies aimed to further boost the efforts of the Vote Orange Campaign launched in April. The Vote Orange Street Team will travel throughout Birdland for the rest of the month, including appearances at the Orioles Fan Zone,

Orioles reinstate Teagarden from 15-day disabled list; Snyder designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated catcher Taylor Teagarden from the 15-day disabled list and designated catcher Chris Snyder for assignment. Teagarden, 29, was placed on the DL on April 28 with a dislocated left thumb. He has appeared in four games for the Orioles this season, going hitless in 13 at-bats. He threw out one of two attempted base stealers. Snyder, 32,

Nationals reinstate right fielder Jayson Werth from DL, add infielder Anthony Rendon, left-hander Ian Krol to roster

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated outfielder Jayson Werth from the 15-Day Disabled List, recalled infielder Anthony Rendon from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and selected left-handed pitcher Ian Krol from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, the Nationals placed second baseman Danny Espinosa on the 15-Day Disabled List (right wrist fracture), retroactive to June 3, and designated right-handed pitcher

Seven Orioles among early voting leaders for 2013 All-Star Game

This afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the first balloting update for the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and outfielder Adam Jones are currently in line to start the game at their respective positions. Additionally, this afternoon Davis was named the A.L. Player of the Week for the week ending June 2, when he batted .481 (13-27)

Game time for June 30 Orioles-Yankees game at Oriole Park moved from 1:35 to 8:05 p.m.

Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the Sunday, June 30 game against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park has been moved from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. The change in time is due to the selection of the game for broadcast by ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Original ticket purchasers holding tickets for June 30 who are unable

Nationals place outfielder Bryce Harper on DL, recall right-hander Erik Davis from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed outfielder Bryce Harper on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 27, with left knee bursitis and recalled right-handed pitcher Erik Davis from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Davis went 1-2 with seven saves and a 3.00 ERA in 21 relief appearances this season

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