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Orioles acquire right-hander Bud Norris from Astros in exchange for OF LJ Hoes, minor league pitcher Josh Hader and 2014 compensation pick

Right-hander Jason Hammel placed on 15-day disabled list, Outfielder Steve Pearce reinstated from DL The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Bud Norris and International Signing Bonus Slot #91 from the Houston Astros in exchange for OF L.J. HOES, minor league left-hander Josh Hader and Baltimore's 2014 First Year Player Draft Competitive Balance Pick, Round A (selection #2). Norris, 28, was 6-9 with

Outfielder Hoes recalled from Triple-A Norfolk; right-hander Asencio designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled outfielder LJ Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Hoes on the roster, right-hander Jairo Asencio has been designated for assignment. Hoes, 23, was batting .304/.406/.403 in 99 games for the Tides. He ranks among International League leaders in on-base percentage (3rd), hits (5th, 111) and runs (T-3rd, 62). The 2012 Orioles Minor League Player of

Nationals option Storen to Triple-A Syracuse

Following today's doubleheader, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Drew Storen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Storen, 25, went 3-2 with two saves, 14 holds and a 5.95 ERA in 47 games this season with Washington.

Orioles to host Hall of Fame induction ceremony, luncheon honoring Alomar, Pries

On Friday, August 2, the Orioles and Oriole Advocates will hold a formal induction ceremony prior to their 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Seattle Mariners to honor 2013 Orioles Hall of Fame inductee Roberto Alomar and Herb Armstrong Award recipient Don Pries. Earlier that day, the annual Orioles Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held on the 6th floor of the Warehouse starting at noon.

Nationals reinstate right-hander Ryan Matheus from disabled list

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus, who missed the last 58 games with a fractured right hand, has three holds and a 4.96 ERA in 14 relief appearances this season. The 29-year-old posted a 2.35 ERA (4

Orioles sign Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez to minor league contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed 24-year old Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez to a minor league contract. Alvarez will be assigned to Class-A Frederick after reporting to Sarasota this week. Alvarez played for Camaguey in the Cuban League from 2007-11 and Tuxpan in Mexico in 2012. In five seasons with Camaguey, he batted .297 (341-1147) with 37 home runs and 180 RBIs. In

Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez reports to Orioles, infielder Danny Valencia optioned to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Francisco Rodriguez has reported to the club and they have optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk. Rodriguez was acquired from Milwaukee last night. He will wear uniform #57. Valencia is batting .200/.243/.443 (14-for-70) in 24 games for the Orioles this season.

Orioles acquire Francisco Rodriguez from Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico. Rodriguez, 31, is 1-1 with 10 saves, a 1.09 ERA (24.2IP, 3ER), 26 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 appearances for Milwaukee this season. He has recorded double-digit saves in nine of the last 10 seasons, including a major league record 62

OriolesREACH to host 27th annual Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park this weekend

The Orioles, along with the Orioles Wives, Oriole Advocates, WJZ-TV and MASN personalities, Von Paris Moving and Storage and the Maryland Food Bank, will hold their 27th annual Food and Funds Drive at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend, July 26-28, during the series against the Boston Red Sox. Members of these groups will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations from fans at

Nationals relieve Rick Eckstein of duties, name Rick Schu new hitting coach

The Washington Nationals today relieved Rick Eckstein of his duties and promoted Rick Schu to hitting coach. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Schu joins Davey Johnson's staff after spending the last four seasons as Nationals minor-league hitting coordinator. Schu's resume includes 16 seasons as a hitting coach and a nine-year big league career. In Washington,

O's select contract of outfielder Henry Urrutia, recall infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Henry Urrutia and recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for them on the 25- and 40-man rosters, outfielder Nolan Reimold has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 14, with nerve inflammation in the cervical spine, and outfielder Chris Dickerson has been designated for assignment. Urrutia,

O's select contract of Jairo Asencio from Triple-A Norfolk, Jurrjens DFA

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Jairo Asencio from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jair Jurrjens has been designated for assignment. Asencio, 30, is 4-0 with an International League-leading 20 saves and a 2.15 ERA (37.2IP, 9ER) in 34 appearances with Triple-A Norfolk this season. He was named an International League All-Star

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

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Josh Stinson to Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson, 25, had one previous stint with the Orioles this season, making a start against Toronto on April 24, allowing five earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched in a no-decision. He did not appear in a game after being recalled yesterday. A corresponding roster move will be announced before

O's winner announced for "Tribute to Heroes" campaign sponsored by Major League Baseball, People magazine

Major League Baseball and People magazine today announced the 30 winners of the "Tribute for Heroes" campaign, a national initiative that recognizes veterans and military service members and which builds upon both organizations' commitment to honoring our country's heroes. Rob Jones has been selected by a nationwide fan vote to represent the Baltimore Orioles. Jones is a study in bravery and determination. After losing both

Orioles reinstate left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from 15-day disabled list, recall right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-hander Wei-Yin Chen from the 15-day disabled list and recalled right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk. Chen, 27, is 3-3 with a 3.04 ERA (47.1IP, 16ER) in eight starts for the Orioles this season. He was placed on the DL on May 13 with a right oblique strain. In two rehab starts with Double-A Bowie, he went

Orioles Reach, Nick & Christina Markakis partner with Casey Cares Foundation for 5K run/walk at Oriole Park August 3

The Orioles and OriolesREACH have partnered with the Casey Cares Foundation to host the fourth annual Casey Cares 5K run/walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 3. Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis and his wife Christina will serve as race ambassadors. Keith Mills, Sports Director of 98 Rock and WBAL Radio, will be the event's emcee. "We are thrilled to partner with

Orioles option left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned left-hander Zach Britton and right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. Britton, 25, is 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA (34.0IP, 18ER) in six starts for the Orioles this season. He started tonight's game and took the loss, allowing 5 earned runs in 5.0 innings. Gausman, 22, is 1-3 with a 6.21 ERA (33.1IP, 23ER) in nine

Nationals reinstate right-hander Dan Haren from DL, option 1B/OF Tyler Moore to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today reinstated right-handed pitcher Dan Haren from the 15-Day Disabled List and 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. Haren, who missed the last 14 games with right shoulder inflammation, is slated to start tonight's series opener in Philadelphia. Haren is

MASN launches innovative social media rewards program for Orioles and Nationals fans

The Mid-­Atlantic Sports Network launches its new "Touch 'Em All" program today, becoming the first regional sports network to execute a social media rewards program through FanScore. The platform gives Orioles and Nationals fans the opportunity to earn exclusive prizes through social media interaction. "MASN viewers are some of the most passionate and engaged sports fans in the country, and we are thrilled at how

Orioles, Adam Jones help break ground on new technology and learning center

On Friday, July 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Adam Jones, the Orioles Wives, Orioles front office employees and volunteers from the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys and Girls Club will have a ground-breaking ceremony leading into the opening stages of construction for the new Technology and Learning Center at the Boys and Girls Club's facility at 3560 3rd Street in Baltimore. Earlier this season, the

Nationals acquire outfielder Scott Hairston from Cubs

The Washington Nationals today acquired outfielder Scott Hairston and a player to be named later from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Ivan Pineyro and a player to be named later. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The acquisition of Hairston adds a veteran right-handed power threat to Washington's roster. Hairston has posted

Nationals place Ross Detwiler on disabled list with back strain

The Washington Nationals today placed left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to July 4, with a low back strain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Detwiler, 27, is 2-7 with a 4.04 ERA in 13 starts with Washington this season.

Nationals Harper and Zimmermann earn National League All-Star status, will join Johnson and Kuntz at Citi Field

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and right-handed starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann were named National League All-Stars by Giants field manager Bruce Bochy and Major League Baseball. Harper and Zimmermann will be joined at the 84th Major League Baseball All-Star Game, which will be held at Citi Field in Flushing, NY on Tuesday, July 16, by Nationals field manager Davey Johnson and Head Athletic Trainer Lee

Orioles acquire infielder Alex Liddi from Seattle for International Signing Bonus Slot No. 2

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder Alex Liddi and International Signing Bonus Slot #3 from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for the Orioles' International Signing Bonus Slot #2. Liddi has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Liddi, 24, has appeared in 61 major league games for Seattle since 2011, batting .208/.266/.370 with six home runs and 16 RBI. In 59 games with Triple-A

Nationals reinstate catcher Wilson Ramos from DL, option catcher 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 44 contests with a left hamstring strain, is batting .250 (12-for-48) with three doubles, two home

Right-hander Scott Feldman reports to Orioles, infielder Danny Valencia optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Scott Feldman has reported to the club and they have optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk. Feldman is scheduled to make tonight's start against the White Sox after he was acquired from the Chicago Cubs yesterday. Feldman will wear uniform #34. Valencia, 28, has batted .230/.277/.508 in 21 games for the Orioles this season.

Gametime for Sept. 7 White Sox-O's game moved to 1 p.m. for national TV

Major League Baseball and the Orioles today announced that the start time for the Saturday, September 7 game against the Chicago White Sox at Oriole Park has been moved from 7:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. The change in time is due to the selection of the game for exclusive television broadcast by FOX. Eutaw Street gates will open at 11:00 a.m., with the rest of

Nationals agree to terms with seven international free agents

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with international free agents right-handed pitcher Edwin Adames, catcher Jose Cabello, right-handed pitcher Angel Guillen, left-handed pitcher Jose Jimenez, outfielder Victor Robles, outfielder Dany Rojas and catcher Edwin Trejos. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Adames, 16, is a 6-foot-2, 190

Orioles acquire Feldman, Clevenger from Cubs for Arrieta, Strop and international bonus money

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for right-handers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop and International Signing Bonus Slots 3 and 4. Clevenger has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, outfielder Nolan Reimold has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. Feldman, 30, is 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA (91.0IP, 35ER)

Nationals reinstate Bryce Harper from DL, option Erik Davis to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated left fielder Bryce Harper 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. Harper, who missed the last 31 games with left knee bursitis, is batting .287 with seven doubles, one triple,

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