Entries Listing

Statement from Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos regarding passing of Paul Blair

"It is with great sadness that we learned of Paul Blair's passing last evening. Paul was a key member of many of the Orioles' most memorable and successful teams, as his contributions at the plate and his Gold Glove defense in center field helped the club to two World Series and four AL pennants. After his on-field career, Paul made the Baltimore area his home

Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Cubs. Hendriks, 24, was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from Minnesota on December 13. He appeared in 10 games (eight starts) for the Twins in 2013, going 1-3 with a 6.85 ERA (47.1IP, 36ER). He also made 16 starts for Triple-A Rochester. Originally signed by Minnesota as an international

Nationals announce 2014 minor league staff

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2014 season. Nationals Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint announcement. The Nationals promoted three complete staffs within their system, elevating Brian Daubach, Chris Michalak and Mark Harris from Advanced-A

Orioles obtain Lough from Royals in exchange for Valencia

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder David Lough from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for infielder Danny Valancia. Lough, 27, batted .286/.311/.413 in 96 games for Kansas City in 2013, playing all three outfield positions. He finished 8th in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting, leading AL rookies in Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per both Baseball-Reference (2.7) and FanGraphs

Nationals announce four-year deal with Triple-A affiliate Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a four-year Player Development Contract extension (which begins in 2015) with the Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League through the 2018 season. Nationals President & General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Vice President/Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Player Development Mark Scialabba made the joint

OriolesREACH to host fourth annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

On Monday, February 17, the Orioles will hold the 4th Annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at Laurel Oak Country Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The event begins with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 12:30 p.m. The classic will

Nationals sign outfielder Nate McLouth to a two-year contract

The Washington Nationals today signed outfielder Nate McLouth to a two-year contract. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. McLouth, a nine-year veteran, is a career .250 (779-for-3118) hitter with 185 doubles, 19 triples, 100 home runs, 326 RBI and 129 stolen bases in 966 games with the Orioles (2012-13), Braves (2009-11) and Pirates (2005-09, '12). The left-handed hitting

Washington Nationals seek candidates for 2014 entertainment crew

The Washington Nationals are looking for outgoing and energetic personalities to be a part of the team's entertainment crew for the 2014 season. Beginning this week, the Nationals are accepting applications for the NatPack, the Racing Presidents and the Ball Girl squad. Fans across the Nation's Capital have until Friday, January 3, 2014 to apply for these seasonal positions by visiting the Job Opportunities section

Orioles select infielder Michael Almanzar, outfielder Julio Borbon in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected third baseman Michael Almanzar of the Boston Red Sox organization in the Rule 5 Draft. In six minor league seasons in the Red Sox organization, Almanzar is a career .250/.302/.373 hitter with 49 home runs and 304 RBI. In 131 games with Double-A Portland in 2013, Almanzar batted .268/.328/.432 (136-507) with 16 homers and 81 RBI. With

Nationals announce 2014 NatsFest

Fans of all ages are invited out to celebrate baseball's return in 2014 when the Washington Nationals host NatsFest on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Tickets will be available for purchase online at nationals.com/natsfest starting tomorrow, Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the annual fun-filled baseball festival will offer a

Nationals acquire left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins from Athletics

The Washington Nationals today acquired left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league outfielder Billy Burns. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Blevins, 30, has spent parts of the last seven seasons in the Athletics' bullpen, where he's worked to a career 3.30 ERA while averaging 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. Working against

Orioles announce community events for December 13 and 16

Orioles and American Heart Association to co-host a Healthy Lifestyle Youth Clinic on Friday, December 13 Continuing their partnership, the Baltimore Orioles and American Heart Association will co-host a Healthy Living/ Active Lifestyle themed clinic for 400 Baltimore City Recreation Center youth on Friday, December 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The clinic will take place at the William Myers Recreation Center. The event

Orioles sign free agent right-hander Ryan Webb

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent right-hander Ryan Webb to a two-year contract. Webb, 27, spent 2013 with Miami, posting a 2.91 ERA and setting career-highs in games (66), innings pitched (80.1 - 4th most among NL relievers), strikeouts (54) and WHIP (1.21). He also posted a 2.65 ERA (37.1IP, 11ER) and 4.67 K/BB ratio in 37.1 innings in the second

Orioles outright infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have outrighted infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk. Phelps, 26, was claimed off waivers from Cleveland on November 25. He appeared in 53 games for Cleveland over the last three seasons, batting .159/.221/.248 (18-113) with two homers and 11 RBI. He saw action at second base, third base and shortstop for the Indians. In 2013, the switch-hitter batted .267/.333/.443

Orioles sign free agent outfielder Francisco Peguero

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Francisco Peguero to a one-year contract. Peguero, 25, spent the majority of the 2013 season with Triple-A Fresno in the San Francisco organization, batting .316/.354/.408 in 70 games. He also appeared in 18 major league games, going 6-for-29 with his first big league home run. In eight minor league seasons in the San Francisco

LaRoche to participate in 2013 USO Holiday Tour

Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will take part in the 2013 USO Holiday Tour led by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey. Joining him will be Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Bridget Kelly, former New England Patriots offensive tackle and three-time Super Bowl champion Matt Light, actor/comedian Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles, stars of A&E's hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" Jep and

Nationals launch "Week of Giving" initiative

In an effort to spread holiday cheer throughout the D.C. region, the Washington Nationals will participate in a series of community events that make up the team's "Week of Giving" beginning next Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 14. During the week, Nationals players and front office staff will partake in activities aimed at giving back to the local community while celebrating the spirit of

O's to host youth baseball tournament, Toys for Tots collection in Sarasota this weekend

With the holiday season underway, the Orioles will host a youth baseball tournament and help a worthy cause this Saturday, December 7. The Orioles invite Sarasota area residents to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex in Twin Lakes Park anytime between 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., then stay

Orioles acquire infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later from Oakland for right-hander Jim Johnson

The Orioles announced that they have acquired infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later from Oakland in exchange for right-hander Jim Johnson. Weeks, 26, batted .271/.376/.369 with 17 stolen bases in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento in 2013. The 12th overall selection in the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Miami, Weeks is a career .282/.375/.402 hitter in

Orioles tender contracts to six arbitration-eligible players; agree to terms with outfielders Reimold, Pearce

The Orioles today announced that they have tendered contracts to six of their arbitration eligible players: catcher Matt Wieters, first baseman Chris Davis, right-handers Tommy Hunter and Bud Norris and left-handers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton. Additionally, outfielders Steve Pearce and Nolan Reimold have agreed to terms on contracts for 2014, and right-hander Eddie Gamboa and outfielder Jason Pridie were not tendered contracts by the

Nationals acquire Fister from Tigers in four-player swap

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed starting pitcher Doug Fister from the Tigers in exchange for infielder Steve Lombardozzi, left-handed pitcher Ian Krol and minor-league left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In 33 games/32 starts in 2013, the 29-year-old went 14-9 with a 3.67 ERA and ranked among American League leaders in GDPs induced

« November 2013 | Main Index | Archives | January 2014 »