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Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced several roster moves to finalize their 25-man roster. Four players have been placed on the 15-day disabled list: infielder Michael Almanzar (retroactive to March 23 - left patellar tendinitis), infielder Manny Machado (retroactive to March 21 - recovering from left knee surgery), outfielder Francisco Peguero (retroactive to March 21 - right wrist tendinitis), and outfielder Noman Reimold (retroactive to March 26

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman, left-hander T.J. McFarland and infielder Jemile Weeks to Triple-A Norfolk. With this move, the Orioles now have 32 players at major league spring training, including three non-roster invitees.

Nationals finalize opening day 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March 23, with a right lat strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. With this move, the Nationals' 2014 Opening Day 25-Man Roster will consist of: Pitchers: * Left-hander Jerry Blevins * Left-hander Ross Detwiler * Left-hander Gio Gonzalez * Right-hander Aaron

Nationals-Tigers Exhibition Game at Nationals Park Canceled

Today's Nationals-Tigers exhibition game scheduled to begin at 2:05 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been canceled due to inclement weather. Fans with game tickets to today's canceled contest may exchange their tickets for any remaining regular or value home game during the 2014 regular season. Tickets cannot be exchanged for the April 4 home opener against the Braves. Exchanged tickets will be

Orioles make four roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Steve Johnson and outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk, and reassigned outfielder Quintin Berry and infielder Alexi Casilla to minor league camp. With this move, the Orioles now have 36 players at major league spring training, including four non-roster invitees.

Silver Slugger Awards to be presented Thursday, April 3

On Thursday, April 3, three Orioles will receive their 2013 Silver Slugger Awards: first baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy, and center fielder Adam Jones. The three winners represent a single-season club record. The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award is the top offensive honor in Major League Baseball. Coaches and managers vote for the best offensive producers at each position in the field in both

Orioles announce opening day plans

The Orioles have announced plans for the first home game of their 60th anniversary season, this Monday, March 31 at 3:05 p.m. against the Boston Red Sox. Pre-game fun around the Yard To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark will open at noon on Monday. Each fan will receive a 2014 schedule/car magnet at the gates. Roving

Nationals sign Kevin Frandsen

The Washington Nationals today signed infielder/outfielder Kevin Frandsen to a Major League contract. Frandsen will join the Nationals' in time for Thursday's Grapefruit League finale at New York (NL). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Frandsen is a career .259 (263-for-1015) hitter with 49 doubles, five triples, 14 home runs and 93 RBI in 402 big league contests

Orioles option Brach to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk. With this move, the Orioles now have 40 players at major league spring training, including six non-roster invitees.

Orioles announce lineup for celebrity softball game at April 6 All-American Family Day and Concert

The Baltimore Orioles announced the "home team" lineup for a celebrity softball game versus a "visitors" team of military veterans scheduled for Sunday, April 6 at Ed Smith Stadium. The game will be part of a full day of free activities at the All-American Family Day & Concert, featuring a performance by Grammy Award-winning band America. The event is part of the Orioles' "Arts in

Orioles to host fourth annual All Faiths Food Drive on Thursday, March 27

On Thursday, March 27, the Orioles will host the 4th annual All Faiths Food Drive to help people in need in the Sarasota area. All fans attending the 7:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank. Since 2011, 2,400 pounds of food and $3,500

Today's Orioles-Red Sox exhibition game cancelled due to rain

Today's Orioles-Red Sox game at Ed Smith Stadium has been cancelled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for today's game may exchange their tickets for Thursday, March 27, the only remaining Spring Training game at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund. On non-game days, tickets may be exchanged at the stadium box office from

Washington Nationals to face Atlanta Braves on opening day at Nationals Park

Pregame ceremonies will honor the Navy Yard community prior to the 2014 home opener The Washington Nationals will mark the start of the 2014 season at Nationals Park when the team faces the Atlanta Braves at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014. The day's pregame events will pay tribute to those affected by last September's tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard, located just a

Orioles acquire infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Detroit in exchange for minor league infielder Alex Gonzalez

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Detroit in exchange for minor league infielder Alex Gonzalez. Lombardozzi, 25, is a .264/.297/.342 hitter in 755 plate appearances since 2011 with Washington, and a career .298/.369/.411 hitter in four minor league seasons. Acquired by Detroit with two other players in exchange for right-hander Doug Fister on December 2, 2013, Lombardozzi has played

Orioles make two roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned infielder David Adams to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigned catcher Caleb Joseph to minor league camp. With the moves, the Orioles now have 41 players at major league spring training, including seven non-roster invitees.

Orioles claim Adams off waivers, De La Cruz designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed infielder David Adams off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. To make room for Adams on the 40-man roster, left-hander Kelvin De La Cruz has been designated for assignment. Adams, 27, appeared in 43 games for the New York Yankees in 2013, batting .193/.252/.286 with two homers and 13 RBI. Adams made 38 starts for the Yankees in

Orioles announce "Operation Orange" rallies for fans

The Orioles today announced dates for two "Operation Orange" rallies to generate fan excitement as the team prepares to open the 2014 season. The rallies will include ticket giveaways, trivia and raffles for Orioles-themed gear and other promotional items. The first "Operation Orange" rally will be held at Dempsey's Brew Pub and Restaurant on Wednesday, March 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Operation Orange

Orioles auction game-worn green caps for charity beginning today at noon

Yesterday, the Orioles wore black and green cartoon bird caps during their 1:05 p.m. game vs. the Rays. The caps were originally to be worn in honor of St. Patrick's Day on Monday before their split-squad games vs. the Phillies and the Twins were each rained out. Beginning today at noon, the game-worn and autographed caps will be auctioned online at www.orioles.com/auction, to benefit the

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned catcher Johnny Monell and right-hander Suk-min Yoon to Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles also reassigned outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league camp. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 43 players at major league spring training, including eight non-roster invitees.

Orioles to host Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, April 12

The Orioles and Major League Baseball are partnering with Autism Speaks to recognize April as National Autism Awareness Month, with the Orioles hosting Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, April 12. Discounted Upper Reserve tickets are available for purchase at www.orioles.com/tix/autism; $5 of every ticket sold through this website will benefit Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a

Monday's Orioles-Twins game at Ed Smith Stadium canceled due to rain

Tonight's Orioles-Twins game at Ed Smith Stadium has been canceled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for tonight's game may exchange their tickets for any of the remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund. Additionally, the St. Patrick's Day green and black caps the Orioles were to wear tonight will

Orioles option right-hander Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned right-hander Dylan Bundy to Double-A Bowie. With the assignment, the Orioles now have 46 players at major league spring training, including nine non-roster invitees.

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned right-hander Brock Huntzinger, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and infielder Ivan De Jesus, Jr. to minor league camp. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 47 players at major league spring training, including nine non-roster invitees.

Orioles announce exclusive incentive for fans making purchase at Tag Day Saturday

The Baltimore Orioles announced today that they will offer an exclusive incentive for those fans attending Saturday's Tag Day to purchase a partial season plan. The Orioles will provide $50 in vouchers to any fan purchasing two seats in a 13-game plan at the event. The vouchers can be redeemed beginning April 1, at Oriole Park for additional tickets, merchandise and concessions throughout the 2014

Register now for Orioles' Youth Baseball Day at Ed Smith Stadium March 23

Registration is now open for Youth Baseball Day, presented by Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), to be held Sunday, March 23 at Ed Smith Stadium. All youth baseball teams that sign up will receive discounted tickets ($10 each) to the Orioles' 1:05 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and may participate in a pre-game, on-field parade around the warning track. Players whose teams are not

Orioles agree to one-year deals with 19 players, renew Machado's contract

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 19 players on one-year contracts: Right-handed pitchers: Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Josh Stinson and Chris Tillman. Left-handed pitchers: Mike Belfiore, Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland. Catchers: Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman. Infielders: Michael Almanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks. Outfielders: David Lough and Henry Urrutia. Additionally,

Orioles host "Go Green" Night Monday, March 17, auction game-worn green caps for charity

The Orioles will host "Go Green" Night, presented by Waste Pro, for their St. Patrick's Night game Monday, March 17 at 7:05 p.m. against the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles will wear black and green cartoon bird caps for the game, after which the caps will be autographed and auctioned online at www.orioles.com/spring, to benefit the animal hospitals at Mote Marine Laboratory. The Sarasota-based hospitals treat

Orioles announce 2014 promotions and special events for 60th anniversary season

The Orioles today announced their 2014 promotions and special events schedule for the 60th Anniversary season. The schedule is one of the most robust promotional calendars in club history and is filled with many new items, as well as several returning fan favorites. Three bobblehead giveaways will take place on three different weekend dates this season, including Manny Machado on June 7, Adam Jones on

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned left-hander Tim Berry and catcher Michael Ohlman to Double-A Bowie and reassigned catcher Brian Ward to minor league camp. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 53 players at major league spring training, including 15 non-roster invitees.

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have reassigned three players to minor league camp: right-handers Fabio Castillo and Mike Wright, and infielder Chris Marrero. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 56 players at major league spring training, including 16 non-roster invitees.

Nationals reassign four players to minor league camp

The Washington Nationals today reassigned right-handed pitcher Gabriel Alfaro, catcher Jeff Howell, left-handed pitcher Tyler Robertson and first baseman/third baseman Matt Skole to minor-league camp. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 59 players in big league camp.

Orioles make three roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned left-hander Mike Belfiore to Triple-A Norfolk and reassigned right-hander Tim Alderson and left-hander Nick Additon to minor league camp. With these assignments, the Orioles now have 59 players at major league spring training, including 19 non-roster invitees.

Cal Ripken Jr. to throw out first pitch, sign his new book on March 12 at Ed Smith Stadium

The Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday, March 12 for the Orioles game against the Phillies, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children's book, Squeeze Play, on the lower concourse beginning at 2 p.m. Ripken will sign the first 300 books for fans. The visit

Today's Rays-Orioles game canceled by rain

Today's Orioles-Rays game at Ed Smith Stadium has been canceled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for today's game may exchange their tickets for any of the remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund. Additionally, today's OriolesREACH Food Drive to benefit All Faiths Food Bank has been rescheduled for the

Orioles reschedule Tag Day until March 15

The Baltimore Orioles announced today that Tag Day, originally scheduled for this Saturday, March 8, will be postponed due to snow and ice in the ballpark seating bowl. A make-up date is scheduled for next Saturday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Tag Day gives fans interested in purchasing either a full or partial Season Plan for

Orioles sign free agent left-hander Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent left-hander Johan Santana to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Santana, 34, is a two-time Cy Young Award winner (2004 and '06), a four-time All-Star (2005-07 and '09) and a Gold Glove winner (2007). Santana is 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA (2025.2IP, 721ER) in 360 career games (284 starts) with the

Orioles to host fourth annual All Faiths Food Drive March 6

This Thursday, March 6, the Orioles will host the 4th annual All Faiths Food Drive to help people in need in the Sarasota area. All fans attending the 1:05 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank. Since 2011, 2,400 pounds of food and $3,500

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