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Orioles select contract of right-hander Ramon Ramirez, option right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Nofolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Ramon Ramirez from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-hander Evan Meek to the Tides. Ramirez, 32, has pitched 8.0 scoreless innings for the Tides in five relief appearances this season, striking out 14 without allowing a walk. He is 23-21 with a 3.42 ERA (433.2IP, 165ER) in 423 major league games over eight seasons

Statement from Orioles on the passing of former executive vice president Frank Cashen

The Orioles were saddened to learn today of the passing of Frank Cashen. Frank served the Orioles as Executive Vice President from 1965 to 1975 during the team's most successful on-field era, winning two World Series championships, four American League pennants, and five AL East titles. It was during his tenure that the Orioles acquired Frank Robinson and named Earl Weaver manager, two of the

Orioles encourage fans to Vote Orange online and help send O's players to 2014 All-Star Game

After successfully recording and returning nearly one million ballots from in-park voting at Oriole Park, the Orioles are encouraging fans to continue voting to send their favorite Orioles to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota by voting online. DH Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters currently lead the voting at their respective positions, and a late push for outfielder Adam Jones, in addition to

Nationals activate Harper from DL, option Cedeno to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Bryce Harper from the 15-Day Disabled List, and optioned left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Harper, 21, rejoins the Nationals after missing 59 games with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. During a rehab

Almanzar activated from 60-day disabled list, designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Michael Almanzar from the 60-day disabled list and designated him for assignment. Almanzar, 23, was selected by the Orioles in the Rule 5 draft from Boston on December 12, 2013. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 23, with left patellar tendinitis and transferred to the 60-day DL on June 6.

Nationals recall LHP Xavier Cedeno and RHP Blake Treinen, option RHP Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno and right-handed starter Blake Treinen from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, and optioned right-handed pitcher Taylor Hill to Syracuse. Treinen was recalled as the 26th man for the Nationals' scheduled doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs and will start the nightcap. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Cedeno returns

Margaret Valentine and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performing this weekend at Oriole Park

The Orioles today announced that singer-songwriter Margaret Valentine will perform America the Beautiful during the seventh inning stretch at Oriole Park when the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays this afternoon at 4:05 p.m. Earlier this week, the Orioles announced that jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America on Sunday. Valentine (@MagValentine) is a country and

Rendon joins Taylor Hooton Foundation's Advisory Board

The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Anthony Rendon of the Washington Nationals has joined its new Advisory Board made up exclusively of active players from throughout Major League Baseball. The Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against appearance and performance enhancing drug use by the youth of America. The Nationals second baseman joins 12 other charter members of the

Orioles make series of roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and placed right-hander Bud Norris on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, with a right groin strain. Additionally, right-hander Kevin Gausman has been recalled from the Tides and will serve as the 26th player on the roster for today's doubleheader. Meek, 31, is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA (19.1IP,

Nationals activate Ramos from DL, option Leon to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated catcher Wilson Ramos from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned catcher Sandy Leon to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos, who rejoins the Nationals after missing 14 games with a strained right hamstring, completed a four-game rehab assignment this week with Double-A

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. to perform at Sunday's Rays-Orioles game

The Orioles today announced that jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will perform the National Anthem and God Bless America Sunday at Oriole Park as the Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays. Murphy, 39, was the winner of season six of NBC's America's Got Talent television program in 2011, and is a native of Logan County, West Virginia. His first album, That's Life, was released

Fans select Chris Tillman as the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Chris Tillman has been selected as the AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead. For the third consecutive year, fans were able to select the player they wanted immortalized in a bobblehead giveaway. The bobblehead is scheduled to be distributed during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Sunday, September 21 to the first 25,000 fans age 15 and over. Voting began on April 3

Light Rail users from north of ballpark urged to allow extra time to and from Oriole Park

Due to emergency repairs to the tracks at the Mount Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations over the next three weeks, fans planning to take the Light Rail to and from Oriole Park should allow extra time in each direction. During the three-week closure, Light Rail will operate on a modified schedule and trains will not travel to the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring or Woodberry

Orioles recall Brach from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Brad Brach from Triple-A Norfolk. Brach, 28, is 3-1 with a 3.47 ERA (23.1IP, 9ER) and 16.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 17 games for the Tides this season. He has posted a 5.40 ERA (18.1IP, 11ER) in 10 games for the Orioles.

Orioles option right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, 23, is 3-1 with a 2.74 ERA (23.0IP, 7ER) in four starts for the Orioles this season.

Nats agree to terms with 24 player selected in First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with 24 players selected in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft: catcher Jakson Reetz (third round), right-handed pitcher Robbie Dickey (fourth round), right-handed pitcher Drew Van Orden (fifth round), right-handed pitcher Austen Williams (sixth round), center fielder Dale Carey (seventh round), right fielder Matthew Page (10th round), right-handed pitcher Weston Davis (11th round), right-handed pitcher Domenick Mancini (12th round),

2015 Dream Week to offer Orioles fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences

Orioles fans of a variety of ages and abilities will enjoy a week filled with once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the team's 2015 Dream Week. Held at the Orioles' two-site complex in Sarasota, Florida (Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neil Baseball Complex) from January 25-31, 2015, Dream Week offers participants the full major league treatment, playing daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receiving instruction from former Orioles

Nationals reinstate Gonzalez from DL, option Cedeno to Triple-A

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez from the 15-Day Disabled List, and optioned left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gonzalez, 28, returns to the Nationals after missing 29 games with left shoulder inflammation. He rejoins the Nationals' active roster after

O's activate Gonzalez, Stinson designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the 15-day disabled list and designated right-hander Josh Stinson for assignment. Gonzalez, 30, was placed on the DL, retroactive to May 31, with a strained right oblique. He is 3-4 with a 4.17 ERA (58.1IP, 27ER) in 11 games (10 starts) for the Orioles this season, posting six Quality Starts and a career-best

Nationals option RHP Blake Treinen to Syracuse, recall LHP Xavier Cedeno

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-hander Blake Treinen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and recalled left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno from Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Cedeno, 27, joins the Nationals for his second Major League stint this season. In his one Major League appearance this season, April 21 vs. Los Angeles (AL), Cedeno tossed

Washington Nationals finalists announced as part of MLB, Target and Time Inc.'s 'People' "All-Star Teachers" Program

Major League Baseball, Target Corp (NYSE: TGT) and PEOPLE recently announced that Washington Nationals fans Sabrina Hayden, Jessica Valoris and Chad Wright are the team's finalists in the "Target Presents PEOPLE All-Star Teachers" campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities. The three finalists will visit Nationals Park next Tuesday, June 17 to

Ramos placed on DL, Leon recalled from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day Disabled List (right hamstring strain) and recalled catcher Sandy Leon from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon went 8-for-44 (.182) with a double, a home run (April 14 at Miami off Kevin Slowey) and three RBI in 13 games during

Finalists announced for Orioles as part of MLB, Target, People "All-Star Teachers" program

Major League Baseball, Target, and People recently announced the 90 finalists in the "Target Presents People All-Star Teachers" campaign, which celebrates remarkable current and retired teachers who make an impact on the lives of their students and communities. The three finalists for the Baltimore Orioles are Brian Raska, Dr. Catherine Thorson and Thomas Arentz. Fans are encouraged to visit www.AllStarTeachers.com to vote on their favorite

Orioles to host 5K walk benefiting LUNGevity Foundation in memory of Monica Pence Barlow at Oriole Park September 20

The Orioles today announced that they will host LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore, a walk to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer in memory of Orioles' late Public Relations Director, Monica Pence Barlow, on September 20 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The 5K walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude on the field. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and participants will receive

Orioles select contract of RHP Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Josh Stinson from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned RHP Brad Brach to Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson, 26, has gone 0-3 with a 5.19 ERA (26.0IP, 15ER) in nine games (two starts) for Norfolk, striking out a batter per inning. Brach, 28, has pitched to a 5.40 ERA (18.1IP, 11ER) in 10 games for the Orioles

Jordan Zimmermann named National League Player of the Week

Washington Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann today was named the National League Player of the Week. Major League Baseball made the announcement this afternoon on MLB Network. Zimmermann, 28, opened the month of June with 17 consecutive scoreless innings as he pitched back-to-back gems over the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres. In earning his first NL Player of the Week honors, Zimmermann went 2-0, allowed

Orioles reinstate right-hander Tommy Hunter from 15-day DL; Right-hander Evan Meek optioned

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Tommy Hunter from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk. Hunter, 27, was placed on the 15-day DL retroactive to May 21 with a left groin strain. He has gone 1-1 with 11 saves and a 6.06 ERA (16.1IP, 11ER) in 19 games for the Orioles. Meek, 31, is 0-2 with

Orioles complete 2014 draft

The Orioles made 30 picks on day three of the 2014 First Year Player Draft on Saturday, completing rounds 11-40. This year, the Orioles selected 38 players overall, 27 pitchers and 11 position players, with 30 of the selections being college products. The Orioles selected 20 right-handed pitchers, seven left-handed pitchers, six infielders, and five outfielders. ROUND, PLAYER, POS, SCHOOL, HOMETOWN, D.O.B., HT, WT 3

Orioles recall RHP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk, option LHP Tim Berry to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned left-hander Tim Berry to Double-A Bowie. Gausman is scheduled to start tonight's game against Oakland. Gausman, 23, has pitched to a 2.98 ERA (42.1IP, 14ER) in 10 starts for Norfolk this season. Berry, 23, was recalled yesterday and did not appear in last night's game. He has gone 3-3

Nationals select seven players on Day 2 of 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft

The 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft continued with rounds 3-10 Friday afternoon. Here's a look at Washington's seven selections: Jakson Reetz - Catcher - Norris (NE) High School / Firth, NE - 3rdRound (93rd overall) At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Reetz is known as a hard-nosed competitor and a tremendous athlete behind the plate. He was named the 2013-14 Gatorade Nebraska Baseball Player of the Year

Orioles complete day two of 2014 draft

The Orioles made eight picks on day two of the 2014 First Year Player Draft on Friday, completing rounds 3-10. After two days of the draft, the Orioles have selected eight players overall, five pitchers and three position players, with seven of the selections being college products. The Orioles selected two right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers, two infielders, and one outfielder. The draft will

Orioles make series of roster moves

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled LHP Tim Berry from Double-A Bowie and selected the contract of RHP Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk. Additionally, the club has placed RHP Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 31, with a strained right oblique and optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk. Berry, 23, has gone 3-3 with a 4.12 ERA (63.1IP,

Orioles to host prospect wire Florida State Finals in Sarasota this weekend

Major Youth Baseball tournament brings significant economic impact to Sarasota area Thousands of youth baseball players and their families will converge on the Sarasota region this weekend for the 2014 Prospect Wire Florida State Finals tournament, with approximately half of the games to be played at venues managed by the Orioles. Facilities at Ed Smith Stadium and the Buck O'Neill Baseball Complex at Twin Lakes

Nationals select RHP Erick Fedde 18th overall in First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected collegiate right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde (University of Nevada-Las Vegas) with the 18th-overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior is regarded as one of the top collegiate arms in the

Record participation highlights Orioles' 2014 RBI Program

The Orioles are proud to announce that this year's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Program boasts the highest level of participation in the history of the Baltimore chapter, with over 500 boys and girls involved this year. Each age group has seen an increase of at least 40% from 2013; the number of teams has increased 50% in the 12-and-under group (nine teams in

Nats reinstate Ryan Zimmerman from DL, option IF/OF Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-Day Disabled List, and optioned infielder/outfielder Tyler Moore to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman, 29, returns to the Nationals after missing 44 games due to a right thumb fracture, suffered April 12 at Atlanta. He

Orioles select contract of left-hander Johan Santana and place him on the 15-day disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of left-hander Johan Santana from Triple-A Norfolk and placed him on the 15-day disabled list (recovering from left shoulder surgery). Santana, 35, was signed to a minor league contract on March 4. A two-time Cy Young Award winner (2004 and '06), four-time All-Star (2005-07 and '09) and a Gold Glove winner (2007), Santana is 139-78

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