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Nationals recall outfielder Rafael Bautista

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Rafael Bautista from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and placed outfielder Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A speedy, versatile outfielder, Bautista joins the Nationals for the first Major League assignment of his career. The 6-foot-2 native of the Dominican Republic comes

Nationals reinstate right-hander Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the paternity list on Thursday and optioned left-handed pitcher Matt Grace to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 28, is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in four starts this season. Strasburg has tossed at least 7.0 innings in each of his first four starts of the

Nationals recall left-hander Matt Grace

The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed right-handed pitcher Koda Glover on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Grace, 28, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The left-hander has a 3.60 ERA in 31 career

Nationals select right-hander Jacob Turner

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from Triple-A Syracuse and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the paternity list. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Turner, 25, joins the Nationals after pitching to a 2.61 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Syracuse this season. A Non-Roster Invitee to Washington’s 2017 Major League Spring

Orioles announce online sweepstakes to win O’s-themed Maryland license plate No. 4,000

In recognition of the nearly 4,000 Orioles-themed Maryland license plates that have been sold since the program debuted in 2012, raising more than $130,000 for the Orioles Charitable Foundation, the Orioles today announced an online sweepstakes to win the Orioles-themed, license plate 4000Maryland license plate number 4000. Fans must have a valid Maryland driver’s license to enter and must agree to install the license plate

Harper named National League Player of the Week

Following a week in which he hit .550 (11-for-20) with four doubles, three home runs, seven RBI, seven walks and ten runs scored, Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday. Major League Baseball made the announcement on MLB Network. The high point of the week came on April 19 at Atlanta when Harper recorded his 12th

Nationals reinstate SS Trea Turner

The Washington Nationals reinstated shortstop Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list on Friday and designated infielder Grant Green for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Turner, 23, returns to the Nationals after missing 10 games with a right hamstring strain. The fleet-footed shortstop appeared in two extended spring training games this week in West Palm Beach,

Nationals expand partnership with Inova Sports Medicine to provide uniforms for Northern Virginia youth baseball leagues

Today, the Washington Nationals announced the expansion of the Nationals Youth Baseball Uniform Program into Northern Virginia, in partnership with Inova Sports Medicine, the official hospital network and sports medicine partner of the Nationals. The Nationals Youth Baseball Uniform Program was launched in 2015 in an effort to support and promote kids playing baseball and softball in the area. The Uniform Program provides, at no

Layer3 TV signs deal to carry MASN

Washington, D.C. -- Layer3 TV announced today it now carries Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and MASN2 in HD. Both networks are included in the allHD™ Platinum package and available to every Layer3 TV subscriber in the Washington, D.C., metro area, including Maryland and Virginia. Layer3 TV subscribers can immediately start tuning in to MASN and MASN2. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) carries all available Baltimore

Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis on the 10-day disabled list with left elbow inflammation. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ross, who will start for Washington on Wednesday night vs. Atlanta at SunTrust Park, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of

Orioles acquire left-hander Paul Fry from Mariners

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Paul Fry from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for 2016-17 International Signing Bonus Slot No. 105. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Parker Bridwell has been designated for assignment. Fry, 24, has gone 13-14 with a 2.89 ERA (76 ER/237.0 IP), 12 saves, and 290 strikeouts over 151 career minor league games (six starts).

Nationals host Jackie Robinson Day and Black Heritage Day on Saturday

WHAT: On Saturday, April 15, 70 years to the day that Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the Washington Nationals will host Black Heritage Day. This year’s Black Heritage Day event falls on the same day as the league-wide Jackie Robinson Day celebration. During the pregame ceremony and the game itself, the Nationals will honor the contributions of African-Americans to the

Orioles acquire right-hander Damien Magnifico from Brewers

The Orioles tonight announced that they have acquired right-hander Damien Magnifico from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for 2016-17 International Signing Bonus Slot No. 15. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jason García has been designated for assignment. Magnifico, 25, has gone 23-20 with a 3.71 ERA (140 ER/339.2 IP) in 148 career minor league games (41 starts). He made his Major League

Orioles to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor Robinson’s legacy during Saturday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at 1:07 p.m. ET. All Orioles uniformed personnel will wear No. 42, Robinson’s retired number, joining all other Major League teams in honoring Robinson’s historic achievement. Each player’s game-worn No. 42 jersey will be

Nationals select contract of infielder Grant Green

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of infielder Grant Green from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed infielder Stephen Drew on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Green, 29, joins the Nationals after four games with Triple-A Syracuse this season where he went 2-for-13 with one double. The Nationals

Orioles announce remaining Extended Spring Training home games

The Orioles today announced their remaining Extended Spring Training home games following yesterday’s season opener. The public is invited to watch Orioles minor league players in action in Sarasota during Extended Spring Training during the months of April, May, and June. There is no charge to attend the games, which will be held on Field 4 at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. Gates open 30

Nationals recall outfielder Michael A. Taylor

The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Michael A. Taylor on Monday and placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, retroactive to April 9. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Taylor, who was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, returns after just two games on the Syracuse roster. Taylor made the Nationals’ opening day

Nationals Patriotic Series & Military Branch Days return

Nationals to offer complimentary tickets to service members on Wednesday, April 12 to celebrate Military Appreciation Day The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by SAIC when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 12. To honor the men and women of the U.S. military, the Nationals will offer complimentary tickets to military service members and their families

Orioles activate Miley, put Rickard on disabled list

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster moves: · Reinstated left-handed pitcher Wade Miley from the 10-day disabled list (upper respiratory infection). · Placed outfielder Joey Rickard on the 10-day disabled list (left middle finger sprain).

Nationals select contract of right-hander Matt Albers

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Matt Albers from Triple-A Syracuse on Sunday and designated right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Albers, a veteran of 11 Major League seasons and 452 big league games, was a non-roster invitee to the Nationals’ 2017 spring training. The right-hander did not allow

Nats select contract of right-hander Jeremy Guthrie

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on Saturday and optioned outfielder Michael A. Taylor to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Guthrie, who is celebrating his 38th birthday, gets the start Saturday night vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The start will mark Guthrie’s first since the 2015 season

Orioles acquire pitcher Miguel Castro from Rockies

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-hander Joe Gunkel has been designated for assignment. Castro, 22, has pitched in 37 career Major League games as a member of the Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays. Over 82 career

Orioles acquire left-hander Andrew Faulkner from the Texas Rangers

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Andrew Faulkner from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Dariel Álvarez has been released. Faulkner, 24, went 35-24 with a 3.49 ERA (198 ER/511.0 IP) and 460 strikeouts in 165 career minor league games (76 starts). He made his

Orioles “Birdland Passport” program returns in 2017

The Orioles today announced that the popular Birdland Passport program, designed to reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles’ local minor league affiliate ballparks, will return for another season. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds - will continue to participate this season. “The Birdland Passport program offers an

Orioles finalize 25-man roster

The Orioles today announced several roster moves to finalize their 25-man roster. Three players have been placed on the 10-day disabled list: left-hander Wade Miley (retroactive to March 30 - upper respiratory infection), outfielder Anthony Santander (retroactive to March 30 - right forearm strain), and right-hander Chris Tillman (retroactive to March 30 - right shoulder bursitis). Additionally, left-hander Jayson Aquino and right-hander Gabriel ynoa have

Nationals announce 2017 opening day roster

The Washington Nationals announced their 2017 Opening Day roster on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals’ 25-man roster is comprised of 11 pitchers (four starting pitchers, seven relievers), two catchers, seven infielders, and five outfielders. With an even mix of veterans and youth, the Nationals’ will open the 2017 season with 11 players under the

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