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Nationals to face Marlins in 2017 home opener on Monday

The Washington Nationals will celebrate opening day and the start of the 2017 season on Monday, April 3 at 1:05 p.m. when the team hosts the Miami Marlins. On Monday, all gates at Nationals Park will open at 11 a.m. in celebration of opening day. Before Nationals home games during the remainder of the season, Center Field Gate will open two hours prior to the

Orioles announce new food elements at Oriole Park

The Orioles today have announced their new food elements available at Oriole Park concessions for the 2017 season, beginning on opening day, Monday, April 3, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles and their concessionaire, Delaware North, have made several additions to the food offerings at Oriole Park for 2017, some of which are highlighted below. Burnt Ends BBQ Hot Dog:

Orioles announce opening day plans

The Orioles today have announced plans for the first home game of the 2017 season, Monday, April 3, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Toronto Blue Jays, which will air on MASN, WJZ, CBS Radio’s 105.7 The Fan and the entire 40-station Orioles Radio Network. PREGAME FUN AROUND THE YARD To allow fans the opportunity to experience the excitement of Opening Day, the entire ballpark

Orioles spring training attendance ranks second-highest in club history

With today’s crowd of 6,900 for this season’s Spring Training finale at Ed Smith Stadium, the Orioles have drawn a total of 119,742 fans for 17 home games in Sarasota, the second-highest spring attendance in club history behind only the 120,455 total set in 2013. Since moving Major League operations to Sarasota, 885,055 fans have enjoyed Orioles Spring Training baseball at Ed Smith Stadium. The

Orioles announce O’s Zone events for fans

The Orioles today announced dates for their six O’s Zone events, presented by Budweiser. Each event will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET and will include Orioles giveaways, trivia and prizes, an appearance by the Oriole Bird, and autograph sessions with former Orioles players. Additionally, Orioles public address announcer Ryan Wagner will emcee all six events. The first O’s Zone event will

Nats to face Red Sox on Saturday in Naval Academy Baseball Classic

The Washington Nationals are excited to play the Boston Red Sox in the first-ever Naval Academy Baseball Classic on Saturday, April 1 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The game is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. ET at Max Bishop Stadium, home of the Naval Academy’s baseball team. The game will be televised on MASN, the official broadcast partner of the

Orioles to celebrate Kids’ Opening Day on April 9

The Orioles today announced plans for their third annual Kids’ Opening Day, which will be held Sunday, April 9, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when the Orioles host the New York Yankees at 1:35 p.m. The celebration will welcome children and their families to a new season of Orioles Baseball with many fun activities and unique gameday opportunities for several lucky kids throughout the

Orioles acquire right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Asher, 25, has gone 32-33 with a 3.39 ERA (196 ER/520.2 IP) and 466 strikeouts over 110 career minor league games (89 starts). He made five starts with the Phillies last season, going 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA

Orioles auctioning orange spring training jerseys to benefit Orioles Charitable Foundation

The Orioles today announced that an online charity auction for 2017 team-issued and game-worn orange Spring Training jerseys will take place on orioles.com/auctions until Wednesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET. The orange Spring Training jerseys feature the new 2017 design, which includes a Florida patch on the right sleeve and sublimated lettering and numbers on the back of the jerseys, featuring various Major League

Orioles add extra giveaway for 2017 season ticket Tag Day participants

Fans who attend the Orioles Tag Day event on Saturday, March 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards will receive a “Smile, You’re in Birdland” t-shirt, while supplies last, as well as have a chance to win Orioles autographed memorabilia throughout the day. No purchase necessary. Tag Day allows fans who are interested in purchasing either a full or

Orioles “Go Green” auction to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Auction to include game-worn and team-issued St. Patrick’s Day caps On Friday, March 17, Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed green caps when the Orioles take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Fla., at 1:05 p.m. ET on St. Patrick’s Day. Orioles players who do not make the trip will wear their team-issued green caps during the morning workout at Ed Smith Stadium. The

Orioles agree to terms with 20 players on one-year contracts

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 20 players on one-year contracts: RHP: Parker Bridwell, Dylan Bundy, Oliver Drake, Jason García, Mychal Givens, Joe Gunkel, Jesus Liranzo, Logan Verrett, Tyler Wilson, Mike Wright and Gabriel Ynoa LHP: Jayson Aquino, Richard Bleier, Donnie Hart and Chris Lee INF: Trey Mancini OF: Dariel Álvarez, Joey Rickard, Anthony Santander and Aneury Tavárez With these

Orioles and Major League Baseball team up for ninth annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest

The Orioles are teaming up with Major League Baseball in support of the ninth annual Honorary Bat Girl Contest - an initiative that celebrates the stories of fans who are “going to bat against breast cancer.” The club invites Orioles fans to join in spreading awareness and support for the breast cancer cause by voting in the contest to determine who will be this year’s

Orioles partner with Catholic Relief Services to host “10,000 Meal Challenge” in Sarasota

The Orioles and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Helping Hands invite the greater Sarasota community to join the 10,000 Meal Challenge - a fundraising project to send 10,000 meals to vulnerable people in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The challenge culminates in a fun-filled volunteer meal-packaging event at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, March 18, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Registered teams will have the opportunity to

MASN announces 2017 Baltimore Orioles broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, one of the American League’s wild card teams last season, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2017 season. Once again, all Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the season opener at Camden Yards against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, April 3. Other highlights of MASN’s 2017

MASN announces 2017 Washington Nationals broadcast schedule

MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, today announced its Major League Baseball schedule for the 2017 season. Once again, all Nationals games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition, including the season opener at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins on Monday, April 3. Other highlights of MASN’s 2017 Nationals schedule include interleague series against

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Joe Blanton

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton on Thursday. Additionally, catcher Spencer Kieboom was designated for assignment. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Blanton, 36, joins the Nationals after a strong 2016 campaign in which he went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA in a career-high 75 appearances for the Los

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