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Outfielder Michael Morse reports to Orioles, outfielder Steve Pearce placed on 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that outfielder Michael Morse has reported to the club and they have placed outfielder Steve Pearce on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 28, with left wrist tendonitis. Morse was acquired Friday from Seattle and will wear uniform #38. Pearce batted .241/.328/.361 with three homers and nine RBI in 38 games for the Orioles this season.

Orioles acquire outfielder Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery. Morse, 31, is a career .284/.338/.479 hitter with 83 homers and 272 RBI in 561 major league games with the Mariners and Washington Nationals. In his major league career, Morse has batted .293/.349/.495 against left-handed pitching. Morse will wear number 38.

Gausman recalled from Triple-A, Chen sent to Gulf Coast League

Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander Wei-Yin Chen to the GCL Orioles. Gausman, 22, is 1-2 with a 4.04 ERA (35.2IP, 16ER), nine walks and 33 strikeouts in eight games (seven starts) for the Tides. He went 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA (18.0IP, 2ER), four walks and 17 strikeouts in four starts in August. In

Nationals recall Ryan Mattheus, option Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus is 0-1 with five holds and a 6.26 ERA in 23 games with Washington this season. The 29-year-old allowed just one earned run with three strikeouts (no

Nationals recall right-hander Ryan Mattheus, option left-hander Xavier Cedeno

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus is 0-1 with five holds and a 6.26 ERA in 23 games with Washington this season. The 29-year-old allowed just one earned run with three strikeouts (no

Orioles activate Betemit from disabled list, send Flaherty to Single-A Frederick

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Wilson Betemit from the 60-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Class-A Frederick. Betemit, 31, is a career .268/.334/.444 hitter in 2325 plate appearances over 10 major league seasons, including a line of .281/.349/.474 in 1757 plate appearances against right-handed pitching. He was placed on the disabled list on March 31 with a right

MASN Announces 2013 College Football Schedule

Fox Sports Net/MASN partnership brings 16 Big 12 and Conference USA games to MASN2 HD MASN, the region's leader in live sports entertainment, has announced its NCAA college football schedule for the 2013 season. Utilizing both MASN HD and MASN2 HD, the network will broadcast 29 games featuring six conferences, including some of the most prolific football programs in the nation, along with local colleges

Nationals recall catcher Jhonatan Solano and left-hander Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano and left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Solano is a career .239 (17-for-71) big league hitter with five doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in 28 games for the Nationals. He debuted with Washington last season and impressed

Nationals acquire right-hander Dakota Bacus from Athletics in exchange for catcher Kurt Suzuki

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Bacus from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for catcher Kurt Suzuki. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bacus, who will report to Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League, joins the Nationals after going 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA (48 ER/121.1 IP) in 26 games/21 starts for Beloit of the

Nationals reinstate Ross Ohlendorf from disabled list, option Ian Krol to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-handed pitcher Ian Krol to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ohlendorf is the Nationals' scheduled starting pitcher tonight at Wrigley Field. The 31 year-old Ohlendorf is 2-0 with one hold and a 1.85 ERA (7 ER/34.0

Nationals launch its first-ever season plan eCash reward incentives for 2014

Renew your expiring Season Plan or become a new Season Plan Holder now and you are eligible to receive up to 15% in Bonus eCash rewards loaded directly onto your Ultimate Ballpark Access Account to use at concessions and for merchandise Plus, receive loyalty points for free tickets, upgrades, parking and access to one-of-a-kind experiences with your new purchase of a season plan Washington Nationals

Nationals acquire David DeJesus from Cubs

The Washington Nationals today acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for a player to be named and released outfielder Roger Bernadina. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. DeJesus is a career .279 (1281-for-4587) hitter with 254 doubles, 61 triples, 86 home runs, 513 RBI, 449 walks and a .354 on-base percentage in 11 big

Orioles recall Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk. Valencia, 28, has batted .216/.256/.500 in 25 games over three stints with the Orioles this season. He has hit .286/.326/.531 with 14 home runs and 51 RBI in 65 games for the Tides.

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, 25, appeared in each of the last two games for the Orioles after being recalled yesterday, pitching a total of 2.1 scoreless innings. A corresponding roster move will be announced before tomorrow's game.

Orioles recall right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson, 25, is joining the Orioles for the third time this season (also April 24 and July 10-11). He made one start, allowing five earned runs in 5.2 innings on April 24 against Toronto. In 21 starts for the Tides this season, Stinson has gone 7-5 with a 3.75 ERA (124.2IP,

Orioles option outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk. Urrutia has batted .269/.269/.308 (14-for-52) in 21 games for the Orioles since making his major league debut on July 20 at Texas. A corresponding roster move will be announced on Saturday.

Orioles to serve as event for American Heart Association's 30th annual Baltimore Heart Ball

The Orioles today announced a partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) that features the club serving as event chair for the 30th Annual Baltimore Heart Ball, scheduled for February 1, 2014. The Orioles are the first professional sports team to lead such an effort since the AHA's founding in 1924. The Orioles and the AHA have set what would be a record-setting $810,000 fundraising

Orioles announce coaching staff changes

The Orioles today announced that pitching coach Rick Adair has taken a personal leave of absence. Bill Castro has moved from bullpen coach to pitching coach and Scott McGregor joins the staff as bullpen coach.

Nationals recall right-hander Drew Storen, option right-hander Ryan Mattheus

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Drew Storen from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Storen pitched in six games and posted an 11/0 strikeout-to-walk ratio with Syracuse. The 26-year-old worked 2.1 perfect innings with four strikeouts during his last three appearances with

Nationals agree to terms with third baseman Anderson Franco

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a professional contract with international free agent third baseman Anderson Franco. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Director of International Scouting Johnny DiPuglia made the joint announcement. Franco, who was the top unsigned international free agent according to Baseball America, projects as an athletic right-handed power hitter. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder from

Nationals announce #NatsCaveCrasher Instagram contest

The Washington Nationals will host a first-of-its-kind, interactive Instagram contest, the third of four social media promotions hosted this season in an effort to provide the ultimate interactive fan experience at Nationals Park. Nationals fans can enter the contest by posting a photo to Instagram using the designated hashtag #NatsCaveCrasher. Five finalists will be selected on a rolling basis, with one submission picked on Aug.

Orioles to host "Pawz for Pazo" fundraiser for BARCS animal shelter on Sept. 8

The Orioles' 2014 Pet Calendar featuring players and their pets is on sale beginning today at www.orioles.com/petcalendar, with proceeds to benefit the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). To help further support BARCS' efforts to find safe homes for dogs and cats in the area, Orioles players including Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Nate McLouth, Darren O'Day and Matt Wieters will appear at "Pawz for

Fans invited to desigh t-shirt for ballpark giveaway on Sept. 26

As part of Fan Appreciation Week 2013, for the first time an Orioles fan will design a team giveaway, a t-shirt on Thursday, September 26. The shirts will be distributed to the first 10,000 fans ages 15 and over attending that night's game against the Boston Red Sox. Fans should visit www.orioles.com/fanshirt to see a complete list of rules and gain access to Orioles team

Orioles reinstate Brian Roberts from paternity leave list; Danny Valencia optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated second baseman Brian Roberts from the paternity leave list and have optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk. Roberts, 35, is batting .245/.283/.357 in 30 games for the Orioles this season. His wife Diana had their first child, a son, Jax, on Friday. Valencia batted .216/.256/.500 (16-for-74) with five homers and 10 RBI in 25 games for

Nationals select right-hander Roark from Triple-A Syracuse, option left-hander Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today selected right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse. Additionally, the Nationals transferred left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Roark went 9-3 with two saves, four holds and a 3.15 ERA in 33 games/11

Baltimore Orioles partner with KidsPeace for fourth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile walk walk at Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles, OriolesREACH and Manager Buck Showalter and his wife Angela have partnered with KidsPeace to host the fourth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk on Nov. 2. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume for the race, which begins and ends at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and enjoy a post-race party with the Oriole Bird. The event starts at 8 a.m. and benefits youth

Jayson Werth named National League Player of the Month for July

Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth was named National League Player of the Month for July. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon. Werth hit .367 (33-for-90) in July with two doubles, seven home runs, 22 RBI, 17 runs scored, 15 walks and two stolen bases to earn the first monthly citation of his 12-year big league career. The 34 year-old Werth led the

Statement from Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez

"I am very pleased that Major League Baseball has cleared my name. With this process now complete, I have no lingering sense of animosity, as I quickly realized that the objective of this investigation was to clean up our game. This is an ideal that I share with both Major League Baseball and the MLBPA. I would also like to acknowledge the unwavering support of

Nationals place right-hander Ross Ohlendorf on 15-day DL, recall left-hander Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-Day DL, retroactive to August 1, with right shoulder inflammation and recalled left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cedeno, 26, joins the Nationals for a third stint since being claimed off waivers from the Astros on

Orioles recall Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk. Valencia is batting .200/.243/.443 (14-for-70) in 24 games for the Orioles this season.

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

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, 25, is 1-1 with a 7.82 ERA (12.2IP, 11ER) in six games (one start) for the Orioles this season. He was activated from the DL before Friday night's game. A corresponding roster move will be announced before Sunday's game.

O's place second baseman Brian Roberts on the paternity leave list, reinstate right-hander Steve Johnson from 15-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have placed second baseman Brian Roberts on the paternity leave list and reinstated right-hander Steve Johnson from the 15-day disabled list. Roberts, 35, is batting .245/.283/.357 in 30 games for the Orioles this season. Johnson, 25, is 1-1 with an 8.49 ERA (11.2IP, 11ER) in five games (one start) for the Orioles this season. He had been on the

Washington Nationals Promote Mike Rizzo; Award new, long-term contract

The Washington Nationals today announced that Mike Rizzo has signed a new, long-term contract with the team and has been promoted to the position of President of Baseball Operations and General Manager. Managing Principal Owner, Theodore N. Lerner, issued the statement. Rizzo, who was appointed General Manager in 2009 after serving as Assistant GM since 2006, is widely credited with building one of the strongest

Orioles launch O's Bird Nest digital rewards program

The Orioles today announced the launch of the O's Birds Nest rewards program, a new interactive fan-engagement program. Through the free program, fans can earn points and have the opportunity to win unique prizes by supporting and utilizing the club's digital programs and platforms, and by interacting on the club's official website at www.orioles.com and on the Orioles official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. "The

Orioles launch O's Bird Nest digital rewards program

The Orioles today announced the launch of the O's Birds Nest rewards program, a new interactive fan-engagement program. Through the free program, fans can earn points and have the opportunity to win unique prizes by supporting and utilizing the club's digital programs and platforms, and by interacting on the club's official website at www.orioles.com and on the Orioles official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. "The

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