The Orioles today announced that Chris Davis has been voted winner of the 2013 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to today’s season finale against the Boston Red Sox. Davis has compiled one of the greatest offensive seasons
The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Jason Pridie from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Manny Machado has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, retroactive to September 24, with a tear of the medial patellofemoral ligament of the left knee. Pridie, 29, batted .269/.333/.434 in 118 games for the Tides and was
Tonight’s Nationals-Marlins 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 on Sunday, September 22 with tonight’s make-up game beginning at 7:05 p.m. The first regularly scheduled game will begin at 1:35 p.m. All gates for the second 7:05 p.m. game will open 1.5 hours after the
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-handers Mike Belfiore and Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk. Britton, 25, is 2-3 with a 5.45 ERA (36.1IP, 22ER) in seven starts for the Orioles this season. In 19 starts for Norfolk, Britton was 6-5 with a 4.27 ERA (103.1IP, 49ER). Belfiore, 24, went 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA (76.1IP, 27ER) in 37 games for the Tides.
The Washington Nationals today acquired left-handed pitcher Matthew Spann as the player to be named to complete the August 23 trade that sent outfielder David DeJesus to the Tampa Bay Rays. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Spann joins the Nationals organization after going 4-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 games/four starts for Bowling Green of the
The Orioles today announced that the club is accepting deposits on 2014 season ticket plans and that fans placing a deposit will receive access to 2013 Postseason tickets. Fans who place a non-refundable $250 (for 13-game plans), $500 (for 29-game plans) or $1,000 (for full season plans) per seat deposit on a 2014 Season Ticket Plan will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase 2013 Orioles
As the Orioles “Buckle Back Up” and prepare for a final push for the postseason, the Birds will thank fans for their support during the club’s annual Fan Appreciation Celebration which takes place over the final homestand of the regular season when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for three games and the Boston Red Sox for three games, Tuesday, September 24 through Sunday, September
The Orioles today announced that outfielder Steve Pearce has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. Pearce has batted .241/.328/.361 with three homers and nine RBIs in 38 games for the Orioles this season. He was placed on the DL on August 31, retroactive to August 28, with left wrist tendinitis.
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Adam Jones was named the Baltimore Orioles 2013 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Tomorrow marks the 12th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially recognize local Club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award presented
Tonight’s Nationals-Braves game scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to the tragic events that occurred earlier today. The team will play a split doubleheader on Tuesday, September 17 with tonight’s make-up game beginning at 1:05 p.m. The second regularly scheduled game will begin at 7:05 p.m. All gates for the originally scheduled 7:05 p.m. game
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated outfielder Henry Urrutia from the Restricted List. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Wilson Betemit has been designated for assignment. Urrutia, 26, batted .276/.276/.310 in 24 games with the Orioles this season. Betemit, 31, has appeared in six games for the Orioles in 2013, going hitless in 10 at-bats. He was on the
All of us here in the Nationals organization were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic events that occurred this morning only a few blocks from Nationals Park. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. In light of the circumstances, we have decided to postpone tonight’s game against the Braves. Additional information will be distributed in the coming hours. The
The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Dan Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, outfielder Henry Urrutia has been placed on the Restricted List. Johnson, 34, batted a combined .250/.378/.439 with 21 home runs and 70 RBI in 138 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees system (133 games) and Norfolk (five games)
Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite gameday employees as part of the team’s 2013 rewards and recognition program The Washington Nationals today announced the launch of the TEAM Service All Stars campaign to recognize and reward gameday staff who provide world class customer service to guests at Nationals Park. From Friday, September 13 to Wednesday, September 18, fans of all ages are encouraged
The Washington Nationals today named outfielder Billy Burns Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The club also named second baseman Tony Renda the recipient of the inaugural Bob Boone Award. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player
The Orioles will join Major League Baseball tonight to commemorate the 12th anniversary of September 11 by wearing special caps with the American flag for tonight’s game against the New York Yankees. The game-worn, autographed and authenticated hats will be auctioned online at www.orioles.com/auction beginning at 7:00 p.m. tonight, with all proceeds to benefit the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation, which provides financial assistance
The Washington Nationals today released their 2014 schedule, which includes 81 home dates, beginning with Washington’s 81st home opener since 1901 on Friday, April 4 vs. Atlanta and is highlighted by an attractive slate of weekend visits from the Braves (twice), Phillies (twice), Cardinals, Cubs and Pirates. The Nationals start the 2014 season on the road on Monday, March 31 at Citi Field against the
The Orioles today announced they will open the 2014 season at home on March 31 against the Boston Red Sox. Next year will mark the 60th Anniversary Season since the club moved to Baltimore from St. Louis in 1954 to become the modern-day Orioles. It is the 61st overall season for the club and their 23rd at Oriole Park. The Orioles will play a three-game
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 16 through October 8. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking
Due to overwhelming fan response, the Orioles today announced an extension of the American Heart Association 50% off ticket discount offer to include their September 24-26 series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Fans may take advantage of the exclusive 50% off ticket discount simply by donating $10 to the American Heart Association for each ticket purchased. The offer is available exclusively at www.orioles.com/AHA and allows
The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2013, including outfielder Henry Urrutia as the club’s top minor league player and right-hander Mike Wright as the club’s top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored in an on-field ceremony before today’s game against the Chicago White Sox, with awards presented by Brian Graham, director of player development, and
The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Alex Liddi has been designated for assignment. Dickerson, 31, batted .245/.274/.412 in 46 games with the Orioles earlier this season. Liddi, 25, batted .222/.269/.378 in 49 games for the Tides after being acquired from Seattle on July 6.
The Washington Nationals today claimed first baseman/third baseman Mauro Gomez off waivers (not to report) from the Toronto Blue Jays. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 28 year-old Gomez joins the Nationals organization after hitting .249 with 21 doubles, 29 home runs, 43 walks, 73 RBI and a .843 OPS in 110 games this season for Buffalo
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander Zach Britton to Short-Season Class-A Aberdeen. Additionally, right-hander Jason Hammel has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. Johnson, 26, is 1-1 with a 7.82 ERA (12.2IP, 11ER) in six games (one start) for the Orioles this season. He went 2-3 with a 4.11 ERA (46.0IP, 21ER) in
On Sunday, September 8, the Oriole Advocates will conduct their 2013 Cardboard to Leatherâ„¢ collection at Oriole Park, presented by Legg Mason. The Oriole Advocates created the program in 1992 to provide new and used baseball and softball equipment to underprivileged youth in developing countries. Since the program started, the Oriole Advocates have distributed tons of equipment to little league ball players throughout the world
The Orioles and David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota, today announced the addition of three new members to their Sarasota staff. Amy Tuten has been named Manager of Sponsorship Sales, Kirsten Ladendorf has joined the club as Manager of Catering and Suites and Scott Moudry has been named Manager of Ticket Operations. In addition, Trevor Markham has been promoted to Director of Operations. Tuten will
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled infielder Jonathan Schoop, outfielder Henry Urrutia and right-hander Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk, and infielder Ryan Flaherty from High-A Frederick. Schoop, 21, will make his major league debut when he first appears in a game. He batted .256/.301/.396 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 289 plate appearances while playing second base and shortstop for the
The Washington Nationals today selected shortstop Zach Walters and recalled outfielder Corey Brown, left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno, infielder/outfielder Jeff Kobernus and outfielder Eury Perez from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Walters, 23, joins the Nationals for the first time after hitting .253 with 32 doubles, five triples, 29 home runs and
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled left-hander Zach Britton from Triple-A Norfolk. Britton, 25, is 2-3 with a 4.76 ERA (34.0IP, 18ER) in six starts for the Orioles this season. In 19 starts for Norfolk, Britton was 6-5 with a 4.27 ERA (103.1IP, 49ER). In 46 career games (45 starts) for the Orioles, Britton is 18-17 with a 4.74 ERA (248.2IP, 131ER).
The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Erik Davis and left-handed pitcher Ian Krol from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, as well as catcher Sandy Leon from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Davis joins the Nationals for second stint this season. He posted a 6.23 ERA in five June appearances
Following yesterday’s game, the Orioles made four roster moves, designating catcher Taylor Teagarden and minor league outfielder Eric Thames for assignment and selecting the contracts of catcher Chris Snyder from Triple-A Norfolk and RHP Eric Beaulac from Double-A Bowie. Beaulac was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a torn labrum in his right hip. The Orioles this morning announced that they have recalled left-hander