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MASN Announces 2014-15 NCAA College Basketball Schedule

MASN, the region's leader in live sports entertainment, will broadcast more than 160 men's and women's Division I college basketball games during the 2014-15 season, offering its viewers a lineup featuring local rivalries, Top 25 teams and tournament action. The regional sports network's hoops schedule will air on both MASN and MASN2, and features games from 13 men's conferences and some of the top women's

Mid-Atlantic Sports Network earns five National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Awards

MASN adds to collection of 44 creative, marketing and promo awards earned since 2008 BALTIMORE (June 19, 2012) - Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) today announced it was the recipient of five Emmy Awards from the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The awards were presented Saturday evening at the 54th Emmy Awards ceremony at the Newseum

Orioles acquire Pearce from Yankees; Hall designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder/first baseman Steve Pearce from the New York Yankees organization in exchange for cash considerations. Pearce, 29, was batting .321 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs, 30 RBI and a .996 OPS in 52 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In 185 major league games over five seasons (2007-11) with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pearce batted .232 with 29 doubles,

Reynolds activated from DL, Pomeranz placed on DL

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated infielder Mark Reynolds from the disabled list and placed right-hander Stu Pomeranz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a left oblique injury. Reynolds was placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 11 with a strained left oblique. He is batting .191/.324/.337 with two home runs and nine RBI in 27 games for

Nationals select Brown from Triple-A, place Tracy on DL

The Washington Nationals today selected outfielder Corey Brown from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed infielder Chad Tracy on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 27, with a right adductor strain. Additionally, Washington transferred outfielder Jayson Werth to the 60-Day DL. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Brown batted .297 with nine doubles,

Nats select Maldonado from Triple-A, DL Leon, move Ramos to 60-day disabled list

The Washington Nationals today selected catcher Carlos Maldonado from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and placed catcher Sandy Leon on the 15-Day Disabled List with a high ankle sprain (right ankle). The Nationals also transferred catcher Wilson Ramos from the 15- to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 33 year-old

Nationals place Ramos on DL, select Leon from Double-A Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals today selected catcher Sandy Leon from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the 15-Day Disabled List with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (right knee). Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Leon, who will wear No. 41 when he joins the Nationals for their series finale today at

Orioles select Hall's contract, place Reynolds on disabled list

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of infielder Bill Hall from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Mark Reynolds on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, retroactive to May 11. Hall, 32, is batting .222/.269/.381 with two home runs and seven RBI in 15 games with the Tides after signing as a minor league free agent on April 25.

O's acquire Belfiore from D-backs to complete Bell trade

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league left-hander Mike Belfiore from the Arizona Diamondbacks and assigned him to Double-A Bowie to complete the trade that saw infielder Josh Bell go to Arizona. Belfiore, 23, was a first round sandwich selection (45th overall) in the 2009 First Year Player Draft. He pitched to a 2.37 ERA (19.0IP, 5ER), recording one save, striking out

Orioles introduce "Birdland Passport" program

The Orioles today unveiled the Birdland Passport program, which will reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles' local minor league affiliates. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds - are participating in the program. "The program is designed to encourage our fans to frequent not only Oriole Park at

Orioles launch MLB At the Ballpark check-in promotions

The Orioles have announced new promotions to accompany the free MLB At the Ballpark application at Camden Yards during the 2012 season. At the Ballpark offers mobile check-in, social media, special offers, rewards and exclusive content for anyone with an Android or iOS device. Incentives for fans to "check-in" using At the Ballpark include many new promotions for the 20th Anniversary season of Camden Yards.

O's promote Berken, Pomeranz; option Paulino, Hunter

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jason Berken, selected the contract of right-hander Stu Pomeranz from Triple-A Norfolk, and optioned catcher Ronny Paulino and right-hander Tommy Hunter to the Tides. left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Pomeranz on the 40-man roster. Berken, 28, is being recalled for the second time this season (also

Brooks Robinson sculpture unveiling moved from Saturday, May 12 to Saturday, Sept. 29

The Orioles today announced that the BROOKS ROBINSON sculpture unveiling originally scheduled for Saturday, May 12 has been postponed until Saturday, September 29. Robinson's sculpture will be unveiled as part of the Orioles Legends Celebration Series, in which the six greatest Orioles of all time will have a larger-than-life bronze sculpture dedicated in the newly designed centerfield picnic grove. "I am sorry I am unable

"America's Night of Hope" at Nationals Park postponed

Due to the possibility of inclement weather on April 28, Joel Osteen Ministries has decided to move "America's Night of Hope" to tomorrow, Sunday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. Gates will open at 2:30 p.m. and original tickets will be accepted for admission. For more information, call: 1-888-567-JOEL (5635).

In-game All-Star voting begins tonight at Camden Yards

In-park voting for the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game begins with tonight's game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and continues through Wednesday, June 13. Fans can vote for their favorite Orioles by visiting multiple locations throughout the ballpark, including Fan Assistance Centers, or by obtaining a paper ballot distributed by ushers in the seating bowl and collected in-game. Fans can also cast their

Marlins-Nationals game postponed

Today's Nationals-Marlins game scheduled to begin at 1:35 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., has been postponed due to inclement weather. The make-up date will be announced in the coming days. Tickets for today's game can be exchanged at the Nationals Park Box Office for seats of equal or lesser value for the rescheduled makeup game or a Regular or Value game during the

Orioles assign Josh Bell to Arizona Diamondbacks

The Orioles today announced that they have assigned infielder Josh Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a player to be named later. Bell had been designated for assignment April 16 when the Orioles claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston. Bell, 25, batted .200/.221/.264 in 79 games with the Orioles in 2010 and 2011. He was acquired by Baltimore on July 30,

O's claim Exposito off waivers, Bell designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed catcher Luis Exposito on waivers from Boston. Exposito, 25, is a career .268/.324/.420 hitter in seven minor league seasons in Boston's farm system. He was the Red Sox's 31st round selection in the 2005 First Year Player Draft. To make room for Exposito on the 40-man roster, infielder Josh Bell has been designated for assignment. Bell, 25,

Union Square Events to unveil new dishes at Nationals Park on opening day

The Washington Nationals and Union Square Events will unveil several delicious new menu items from Blue Smoke, Box Frites and El Verano Taquería during the Nationals home opener on Thursday, April 12 at the Miller Lite Scoreboard Walk. These new offerings will join a winning array of dishes from Union Square Events, the event services business of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Nationals fans

Nationals select contracts of three players, finalize opening day 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of outfielder Brett Carroll, outfielder/first baseman Xavier Nady and first baseman Chad Tracy. The clubs also optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League, released right-handed pitcher Chad Durbin and placed right-handed pitcher Drew Storen (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang (15-Day, retroactive to March 26), outfielder Rick Ankiel (15-Day, retroactive

Mussina, Dauer, Youse joining Orioles Hall of Fame

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame, the team announced today. Former O's second baseman Rich Dauer will also be enshrined as a selection of the Veteran's Committee, and longtime Orioles scout Walter Youse will be inducted posthumously as this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner. Mussina spent the first 10 of his 18 major league seasons with the

Orioles trim camp roster by eight players

The Orioles today announced eight spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 35 players. The Orioles optioned infielder Matt Antonelli and right-handers Brad Bergesen and Jason Berken to Triple-A Norfolk. Outfielder Scott Beerer, catcher John Hester, infielder Steve Tolleson, right-hander Armando Galarraga and left-hander Dontrelle Willis have been reassigned to minor league camp. Additionally, left-hander Zach Britton (left shoulder impingement) and second baseman

Orioles announce Military Appreciation Day details

The Orioles today announced that they will celebrate Military Appreciation Day, presented by Budweiser, this Saturday, March 24 for the 1:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. All active, retired or reserve military members, as well as Department of Defense employees, can receive $3 off any lower box, reserved grandstand or left field pavilion ticket at the Ed Smith

Nationals option Harper, two others to Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today optioned catcher Jhonatan Solano, first baseman Tyler Moore and outfielder Bryce Harper to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, the Nationals re-assigned infielder Mark Teahen to minor-league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals currently have 37 players in their big league camp.

O's trim roster by eight

The Orioles today announced eight spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 49 players. The Orioles optioned infielders Ryan Adams and Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk. Right-hander Dylan Bundy has been optioned to Single-A Delmarva. Outfielders Xavier Avery and LJ Hoes, catchers Michael Ohlman and Brian Ward, and right-hander Steve Johnson have been reassigned to minor league camp.

O's complete 2012 contract signings

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 17 players on one-year contracts. The list of players signed includes Ryan Adams, Jake Arrieta, Josh Bell, Jason Berken, Zach Britton, Chris Davis, Oliver Drake, Ryan Flaherty, Tommy Hunter, Joe Mahoney, Troy Patton, Zach Phillips, Nolan Reimold, Alfredo Simon, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden and Chris Tillman. Additionally, the Orioles renewed the contract of catcher

O's begin search to replace departing McGowan as PA voice of Camden Yards

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for the new voice of Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The search is on for a public address announcer for home games at Oriole Park beginning in 2012, the ballpark's 20th Anniversary season. The new public address announcer will be only the third in Camden Yards history, following Rex Barney (1992-97) and David McGowan (1998-2011). After 14 seasons as public

Nats agree to terms with nine players on minor league deals with spring training invitations

The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed pitchers Jeff Fulchino and Waldis Joaquin, catcher Carlos Maldonado, infielders Andres Blanco, Jarrett Hoffpauir and Chad Tracy, and outfielders Brett Carroll, Jason Michaels and Xavier Paul on minor-league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Additionally, the Nationals extended Spring Training invites to right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin, catcher Sandy Leon and outfielder Corey Brown. Nationals Executive Vice

Nationals acquire right-handed reliever Perry from Tigers

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed reliever Ryan Perry from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Collin Balester. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Perry, 24, joins the Nationals after going 5-6 with 29 holds, two saves and a 4.07 ERA (73 ER/161.1 IP) in 149 relief appearances spanning three seasons with Detroit. Detroit's

O's add right-hander Drake to 40-man roster

The Orioles today announced that they have added right-hander Oliver Drake to the 40-man roster. Drake, 24, spent the 2011 season with Class-A Fredrick (14 games), Double-A Bowie (12 games) and Triple-A Norfolk (one game), going a combined 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA (162.2IP, 60ER), striking out 129 and walking 43 in 25 starts. Selected by the Orioles in the 43rd round of the 2008

Nationals announce coaching staff for 2012

The Washington Nationals today announced that hitting coach Rick Eckstein, pitching coach Steve McCatty, third base coach Bo Porter, first base coach Trent Jewett and bullpen coach Jim Lett will return as members of manager Davey Johnson's coaching staff for the 2012 season. The Nationals also announced that Randy Knorr will join the staff as bench coach. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and

Accardo clears waivers, sent outright to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that right-hander Jeremy Accardo has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Accardo had two stints with the Orioles in 2011, combining to go 3-3 with a 5.73 ERA (37.2IP, 24ER) in 31 relief appearances. The Orioles 40-man roster now stands at 39.

Orioles announce 2012 schedule

The Orioles will kick off their 20th anniversary season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Opening Day game on April 6, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins, 20 years to the day after the ballpark originally opened. The game is the first of a six-day season-opening homestand that will also see the New York Yankees come to Baltimore. The Orioles will play each of

Nationals release 2012 schedule

The Washington Nationals today released their 2012 schedule, which includes 81 home dates, beginning with Washington's 79th home opener since 1901 on Thursday, April 12 vs. Cincinnati and is highlighted by a three-game interleague visit from the New York Yankees and holiday matchups against the San Francisco Giants (Independence Day) and Chicago Cubs (Labor Day). The Nationals begin the 2012 season on the road on

Orioles, Nationals celebrate Social Media Weekend Sept. 16-18

To thank all of its loyal social media followers and those who have participated in its text-messaging alerts during the 2011 baseball season, MASN will reward Orioles and Nationals fans all weekend long during games from Sept. 16-18. The Orioles host the Los Angeles Angels that weekend, while the Nationals entertain the Florida Marlins. During those series, MASN will sponsor a variety of pregame and

Adam Jones named O's nominee for 2011 Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, today announced that Adam Jones was named the Orioles' 2011 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Jones is one of the 30 Club finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the

Live the dream at Orioles Dream Week 2012

Orioles fans can escape the chill of winter and live out their fantasy of being a major league player at the team's Dream Week 2012. Held at the Orioles' spring training and minor league complexes in Sarasota, Florida from January 30 - February 4, 2012, Dream Week participants will play daily doubleheader intrasquad games and receive full major league treatment, including a personalized Orioles home

OF Roger Bernadina recalled by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bernadina is batting .247 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs, 20 RBI, 16 stolen bases and 35 runs scored in 71 games this season with Washington. The 27-year-old has excelled at Nationals Park

Marrero recalled from Triple-A by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today recalled first baseman Chris Marrero from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marrero batted .300 (fifth in IL) with 30 doubles (tied for sixth), 14 home runs, 69 RBI and 59 runs scored in 127 contests this season with the Chiefs. His 145 hits rank second

Nationals place Mattheus on D.L.

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Ryan Mattheus (right shoulder strain) on the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mattheus, 27, is 2-2 with six holds and a 2.40 ERA in 32 relief appearances this season with Washington.

Orioles select contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have selected the contract of right-handed Willie Eyre from Triple-A Norfolk. Eyre, 33, is 5-5 with a 3.31 ERA (65.1 IP, 24 ER) in 42 games with the Tides and the Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A's, this season. Eyre, who signed with the Orioles as a minor league free agent on Aug. 3, is 5-6

Orioles acquire 1B Aaron Baker from Pirates in exchange for Derrek Lee

The Orioles tonight announced that they have acquired minor league 1B Aaron Baker from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for 1B Derrek Lee. Baker will be assigned to Single-A Frederick. Baker, 23, has batted .285/.353/.474 with 21 doubles, 15 home runs and 72 RBI in 102 games for Single-A Bradenton this season. The Pirates' 11th round pick in the 2009 First Year Player Draft, Baker

Bixler recalled from Syracuse by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today recalled infielder Brian Bixler from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bixler posted a .314 batting average and .439 on-base percentage in 25 games this season with Syracuse. The 28-year-old scored 17 runs with five doubles, one home run, six RBI and four stolen bases for

Nationals acquire Erik Komatsu from Brewers in exchange for Hairston

The Washington Nationals today acquired 23 year-old outfielder Erik Komatsu from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for infielder/outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Komatsu was named the Brewers' 2010 Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .323 with 31 doubles, five home runs and 63 RBI and 28 stolen bases in

Orioles place Bergesen on paternity leave list, recall Tillman

The Orioles today announced that they have placed right-hander Brad Bergesen on the Paternity Leave List and recalled right-hander Chris Tillman from Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman will start game one of today's doubleheader. Tillman, 23, went 3-3 with a 4.17 ERA (49.2IP, 23ER) in 10 starts for the Tides. He was 2-3 with a 4.69 ERA (48.0IP, 25ER) in 10 starts for the Orioles earlier this

Orioles place Guerrero on DL; recall Angle, Patton

The Orioles announced today they have placed designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11, with a fractured right wrist. The club has also recalled outfielder Matt Angle and LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk. Angle, 25, hit .266 with four home runs, 29 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 81 games for the Tides. He batted .380 in

Orioles option Viola to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned left-hander Pedro Viola to Double-A Bowie. Viola has appeared in four games for the Orioles and pitched to a 9.82 ERA (3.2IP, 4ER). A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

"The John Riggins Show" off July 13-15, will return July 18

"The John Riggins Show" will not air on Wednesday, July 13 through Friday, July 15. Regular programming will return to MASN/MASN HD on Monday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m.

O's activate Simon from DL, Rapada designated for assignment

The Orioles announced today that they have reinstated right-hander Alfredo Simon from the 15-day disabled list, where he was placed retroactive to June 13 with a right hamstring strain. To open up a spot for him on the 25-man roster, left-hander Clay Rapada has been designated for assignment. Simon has appeared in five games for the Orioles this season, going 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA

Nationals name John McLaren interim manager

The Washington Nationals today announced that John McLaren will serve as the club's Interim Manager. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. McLaren's appointment begins effective today when Washington begins a three-game road series against the Chicago White Sox. The 59-year-old has served as Nationals' bench coach for the last two seasons (2010-11), after being named to

Statement from Mike Rizzo regarding Jim Riggleman's resignation

The Washington Nationals have announced the resignation of Manager Jim Riggleman effective immediately after today's 1-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. "I learned of Jim's decision just prior to today's game. He told me that unless his current contract was extended for another season by the end of today's game he intended to immediately resign as manager and would not be accompanying the team on

"The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report" taking July 4 holiday

Because of the Independence Day holiday, "The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report" will not air on MASN on Monday, July 4. "The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report" will return to its regular schedule at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.

Vacation, holiday alter "The John Riggins Show" airdates

Because host John Riggins is on vacation, "The John Riggins Show" will not air on MASN between Wednesday, June 29 and Friday, July 1. Additionally, the show will also be off the air Monday, July 4 because of the Independence Day holiday. "The John Riggins Show" will resume its regular schedule on Tuesday, July 5 at 4 p.m.

Nationals announce "MVP Dad" winner, Wayne Schlauch

Major League Baseball announced the winners of the 2011 "My Dad, My MVP" contest to recognize extraordinary fathers and father figures as part of the MLB Father's Day celebration. The Washington Nationals are proud to announce that Wayne Schlauch, of College Park, Md will be honored as their "MVP Dad." As the Nationals' winner, Wayne will have the unique opportunity to deliver the lineup card

O's pitching coach Mark Connor resigns; Adair named pitching coach

The Orioles today announced that pitching coach Mark Connor has resigned for personal reasons. Bullpen coach Rick Adair will assume pitching coach duties while Organizational Hitting Instructor and Evaluator Terry Crowley will serve as interim bullpen coach. These changes will be effective starting with tonight's game in Toronto against the Blue Jays. Adair, 53, joined the Orioles' staff this season after working the past two

Zimmerman activated from DL by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated third baseman Ryan Zimmerman from the 15-Day Disabled List and optioned right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmerman missed the last 58 games (27-31 team record during that span) after being placed on the DL on

O's reinstate Derrek Lee from bereavement list

The Orioles announced today that they have reinstated first baseman Derrek Lee from the bereavement list. Lee has batted .229 (40-175) with four home runs and 15 RBI in 45 games for the Orioles.

Nationals to launch tornado relief efforts

The Washington Nationals will launch a special initiative to support relief efforts in areas devastated by recent tornadoes. During the team's series against the St. Louis Cardinals and the Baltimore Orioles from June 14 to June 19, a portion of proceeds from tickets purchased at nationals.com/relief will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Tickets eligible for the donation include: * LF/RF

Nationals make Rice 3B Anthony Rendon sixth overall pick in draft

The Washington Nationals today selected Rice University third baseman Anthony Rendon with the sixth-overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Rendon hit .371 (253-for-682) with 46 doubles, 52 home

O's select RHP Dylan Bundy with first-round draft pick

The Orioles tonight selected right-hander Dylan Bundy of Owasso (OK) HS with their first selection in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, the fourth overall pick of the draft. Bundy, 18, is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound right-handed pitcher from Sperry, OK. In his senior season, he went 11-0 with a 0.20 ERA and 158 strikeouts and five walks in 71.0 innings. He also batted .467 with

O's activate Lee from DL, option Viola to Bowie

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated first baseman Derrek Lee from the 15-day disabled list. Lee was placed on the DL on May 19, retroactive to May 17, with a strained left oblique. To make room for Lee on the 25-man roster, left-hander Pedro Viola has been optioned to Double-A Bowie. Lee has batted .231 (36-156) with six doubles, four home runs and

O's activate Matusz from disabled list, Fox designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated left-hander Brian Matusz from the 15-day disabled list. Matusz was placed on the disabled list retroactive to March 30 with a strained left intercostal muscle. Matusz is scheduled to make his season debut for the Orioles today in Seattle. In order to make room for Matusz on the 25-man roster, the Orioles designated catcher Jake Fox for

Pirates-Nationals rainout rescheduled for July 2 single-admission doubleheader

The May 17 Nationals-Pirates game at Nationals Park has been rescheduled as part of a traditional, single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, July 2, with the first game beginning at 3:35 p.m. The second game will follow at 7:05 p.m. or later, depending on when the first game is completed. Season tickets and individual game tickets for the postponed May 17 game can be exchanged at the

Orioles recall Jakubauskas from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Chris Jakubauskas from Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas, 27, has appeared in four games for the Orioles this year, posting a 7.59 ERA (10.2IP, 9ER). In five starts for Norfolk, Jakubauskas was 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA (20.0IP, 9ER).

Balester recalled, returned to Triple-A Syracuse

Following today's game, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals are expected to make a corresponding move before Sunday's game against San Diego. Balester, 24, is 0-0 with an 8.10 ERA in three appearances this season with Washington. He had

Tatum recalled from Triple-A Norfolk by O's

The Orioles today announced that they have recalled CA CRAIG TATUM from Triple-A Norfolk. Tatum, 28, batted .200 (13-65) with 7 RBI in 21 games for Norfolk. He hit .281 (32-114) in 43 games with Baltimore in 2010. Tatum will wear uniform #15.

Orioles option Snyder to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned infielder Brandon Snyder to Triple-A Norfolk. Snyder, 24, batted .222 (2-9) in five games for the Orioles.

Orioles announce new military appreciation program

The Orioles are fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated military personnel throughout the region, and the organization is grateful for all of those who risk their lives each day for our country. In that spirit, as we approach Memorial Day, the club is proud to announce support for military members and their families through a variety of exclusive ticket offers, suite donations and special gameday

O's activate Simon from restricted list, move Izturis to 60-day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Alfredo Simon from the Restricted List. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, infielder Cesar Izturis has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Simon made three rehab starts at Double-A Bowie, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA (16.0IP, 6ER), striking out 17 and walking five. He saved 17 games for the O's in

Jakubauskas optioned to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned right-hander Chris Jakubauskas to Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas has appeared in four games for the Orioles and posted a 7.59 ERA (10.2IP, 9ER). A corresponding roster move will be announced at a later time.

O's place Roberts, Lee on DL; recall Jakubauskas, Patton

The Orioles today announced that they have placed second baseman Brian Roberts on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, due to a concussion. The club has also placed first baseman Derrek Lee on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 17, with a left oblique muscle strain. Right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas and left-handed pitcher Troy Patton have been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will

Nationals' statement on passing of Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew

Washington Nationals Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Harmon Killebrew at the age of 74: "For baseball fans and Washingtonians there was a distinct sadness felt today with the passing of Harmon Killebrew. Our family and the Nationals organization were honored to host Harmon for a game last season at Nationals Park. We shall long treasure

O's activate Hardy from DL; Rupe designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have activated shortstop J.J. Hardy from the 15-day disabled list. Hardy was placed on the DL on April 13, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left oblique. Hardy has batted .200 (3-15) with three doubles and two RBI in six games for the Orioles. To make room for Hardy on the roster, the Orioles have designated right-handed pitcher

Ankiel placed on 15-day disabled list by Nationals

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals placed center fielder Rick Ankiel on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 3, with a right wrist sprain. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ankiel has a .302 on-base percentage with four doubles, one home run, seven RBI and 12 walks in 28 games with the Nationals. The 31-year-old

Military Appreciation Night launches 2011 Patriotic Series

As part of tonight's Military Appreciation Night, the Washington Nationals are proud to offer free tickets to service members and their families to watch the team take on the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants beginning at 7:05 p.m. Military personnel with a valid military ID (active or retired) can receive up to four complimentary tickets to tonight's game, available for pick up at

O's receive C Hester from Arizona to complete Reynolds trade

The Orioles today announced that they have received catcher John Hester from the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete their December 2010 trade for third baseman Mark Reynolds. Hester has been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. A 13th-round selection out of Stanford University by the Diamondbacks in 2006, Hester has batted .263 (10-38) in 10 games with the Triple-A Reno Aces this season. In 300 career minor league

Nationals' Desmond reinstated from paternity leave

The Washington Nationals today reinstated shortstop Ian Desmond from the Paternity Leave List and optioned outfielder Roger Bernadina to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Desmond, 25, rejoins the Nationals after missing the previous two games. Desmond is batting .205 (16-for-78) with four doubles, two home runs and eight

Nationals place Desmond on paternity leave list, recall Bernadina

The Washington Nationals today placed shortstop Ian Desmond on Major League Baseball's Paternity Leave List and recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Bernadina batted .267 (12-for-45) with three doubles, one home run and two RBI in 13 games with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old is tied

Nats option Collin Balester to Triple-A Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester, 24, allowed three earned runs in 3.1 innings during three relief appearances with Washington.

Yankees-Orioles game postponed, no makeup date set

Tonight's game between the Orioles and the New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain. A makeup date and additional information will be announced at a later time. Fans are advised to keep their tickets until a makeup date is announced.

MASN adds new affiliates in Virginia, North Carolina

BALTIMORE -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has reached affiliate agreements with two Virginia-based cable television providers as well as two new affiliates in North Carolina. Chatmoss Cablevision in Danville and Nelson Cable in Wintergreen are now broadcasting the popular regional sports network in Virginia. Chatmoss is carrying MASN on Channel 6.80, MASN HD on Channel 680, MASN 2

Nationals retain Gordon as physical therapist

The Washington Nationals have renewed their working agreement with Angela T. Gordon, MPT, ATC, retaining her as the team's physical therapist. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gordon provides comprehensive outpatient physical therapy services for the Washington Nationals' players, covering the team's pre-season evaluations in Florida and 40 home games during the regular baseball season. Among

Hardy placed on disabled list; Orioles recall Bergesen

The Orioles today announced that they have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 10, with a strained left oblique. To replace Hardy on the 25-man roster, the Orioles recalled right-hander Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk. Hardy batted .200 (3-15) with three doubles and two RBI in six games for the Orioles. Bergesen started one game for the Orioles, allowing

O's select contract of Jakubauskas, send Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of right-hander Chris Jakubauskas and added him to the 40-man roster. To make room for Jakubauskas on the 25-man roster, they have optioned right-hander Brad Bergesen to Triple-A Norfolk. Jakubauskas appeared in five games for the Orioles in spring training, allowing no runs and four hits in 6.1 innings of work. In 36 career games

Nationals finalize 25-man roster

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of infielder Alex Cora, right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin, outfielder Laynce Nix and first baseman/outfielder Matt Stairs. The Nationals also placed right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez (right shoulder) on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March 22, and placed right-handed pitchers Elvin Ramirez (right shoulder), Stephen Strasburg (right elbow) and Chien-Ming Wang (right shoulder) and on the 60-Day Disabled List.

MASN to debut "The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report" on March 31 at 5 p.m.

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, will premiere a new baseball-centric program, "The Mid-Atlantic Sports Report" on Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m. The 90-minute show, which will air Monday through Friday, will feature a panel of four renowned baseball experts who will discuss news from the Nationals, Orioles and Major League Baseball. Panelists will include Tom Davis, Dave Johnson,

Newly renovated Oriole Park at Camden Yards welcomes fans for 20th season

As the Orioles prepare to celebrate their 20th season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in 2011, the ballpark has undergone numerous renovations designed to keep the facility at the top of its class, while also preserving the iconic look and feel that made the ballpark the standard-bearer for the 20 major league ballparks that have opened since that time. Renovations primarily focused on the

O's set franchise, Ed Smith Stadium attendance records

The Orioles today concluded their 2011 spring training schedule against the Toronto Blue Jays and have announced that 115,506 fans attended a game at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium this spring, setting a franchise record for spring training attendance for the second consecutive year. This year's attendance is also a new Ed Smith Stadium record, surpassing the 115,382 fans who attended games in 1994

National Bohemian Beer returns to Camden Yards

After an absence of more than 15 years, National Bohemian beer will return to Camden Yards for 2011, the Orioles and Pabst Brewing Company announced today. The partnership includes a branded Natty Boh Bar on the first base side of the lower concourse and a new Natty Boh Brat, a bratwurst sandwich featuring Baltimore's own Roma Sausage infused with the taste of National Bohemian beer,

Orioles cut eight players from spring camp

The Orioles today announced eight spring training roster cuts, bringing their spring roster to 30 players. The Orioles optioned outfielder Nolan Reimold to Triple-A Norfolk and outfielder Randy Winn asked for, and was granted, his unconditional release. Non-roster invitees left-handers Clay Rapada and Mark Hendrickson, right-handers David Riske, Ryan Drese and Pat Egan, and infielder Nick Green have been assigned to minor league camp. With

Nationals acquire Dykstra from Brewers for Morgan

The Washington Nationals this morning acquired infielder Cutter Dykstra and cash considerations from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Dykstra ranked fourth in the Single-A Midwest League with a .416 on-base percentage and .312 batting average last season while playing for Wisconsin. The 21-year-old scored 66

MASN Announces 2011 Baseball Television Schedule for Orioles, Nationals

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, today announced its Major League Baseball programming schedule for the 2011 season. Once again, all Nationals and Orioles games broadcast by MASN will be available in crystal-clear high definition. The Nationals will have 95 games air live on MASN and MASN HD, and an additional 66 games on MASN2 and MASN2 HD. Viewers in

Nats "Power Pack" deal now available for 2011

The Washington Nationals today announced the new Power Pack all-inclusive season ticket deal, a new option that gives fans the opportunity to purchase one game ticket, one combo meal and one parking pass all season-long for one low price. Worth more than $50 in total value per game, full season plans start as low as $25 per seat, which saves up to 50 percent off

Bryce Harper among four cuts by Nationals

The Washington Nationals today optioned left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and outfielder Bryce Harper to Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League and re-assigned right-handed pitchers Ryan Mattheus and Tim Wood to minor league camp. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 42 players in their big

Delaware North Sportservice names chefs for Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Delaware North Companies Sportservice and the Baltimore Orioles today announced that Joshua Distenfeld will serve as the executive chef for Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Baltimore native David Friendlich will serve as sous chef. Distenfeld is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef with 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including managing large-scale culinary operations. Most notably, he has served as

Honorary bat girl contest opens for Nationals fans

Major League Baseball® and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, recently launched the 2011 Honorary Bat Girl Contest, a campaign to recognize baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and have demonstrated a commitment to eradicating the disease. Washington Nationals fans ages 18 and older can go online at www.honorarybatgirl.com to share inspirational stories about themselves or

MASN announces spring training broadcast schedule, will televise "NatsFest 2011"

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has announced its 2011 spring training schedule. The network will televise 10 spring training games - five for each team - and all will appear on MASN's dedicated high-definition channel, MASN HD. Kicking off the baseball season on MASN HD, the Nationals will face the Atlanta Braves on March 6 in Viera, Florida. MASN's

Orioles sign DH Vladimir Guerrero to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent DH Vladimir Guerrero to a one-year contract. A nine-time All-Star and eight-time Silver Slugger Award winner, Guerrero batted .300 with 29 home runs, 115 RBI and an .841 OPS in 152 games for the AL champion Texas Rangers last season, the sixth time in the last seven seasons he played in 140 games or more.

Orioles to hold tryouts for ballgirls and ballboys on Saturday, March 5

The Orioles have announced they will conduct an open tryout to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2011 season at Oriole Park on Saturday, March 5. The judges will include members of the Orioles' front office as well as former Orioles pitcher and MASN broadcaster DAVE JOHNSON. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and

WBAL Radio to broadcast 16 Orioles Spring Training games

The Orioles and 1090 AM WBAL Radio, the new flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced that 16 Orioles spring training games will be broadcast in 2011. The schedule includes the spring opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates from Bradenton, FL on Monday, February 28 at 1:05 p.m. as well as the first ever game at the new Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FL

Orioles agree to terms with RHP Jeremy Guthrie

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with RHP Jeremy Guthrie, thus avoiding arbitration. Guthrie, 31, went 11-14 with a 3.83 ERA in 2010, leading the Orioles in wins, starts (32) and innings pitched (209.1). In four seasons with Baltimore, Guthrie is 38-48 with a 4.06 ERA in 121 starts.

Orioles mourn passing of longtime umpires attendant Ernie Tyler

The Orioles mourn the death of longtime umpires attendant Ernie Tyler. Ernie passed away last night, February 10, at the age of 86. Born April 30, 1924, Tyler worked 51 seasons for the club, including a streak of 3,819 consecutive home games as umpires attendant at Memorial Stadium and Oriole Park from Opening Day 1960 through July 27, 2007. A graduate of Baltimore's Mt. St.

Washington Nationals announce 2011 Grand Slam Flex Plans

Ballclub also launches NatsFest 3-Pack, offering three prime games and a FREE ticket to NatsFest The Washington Nationals today announced Grand Slam Flex Plans for the 2011 season, giving fans the opportunity to select four games from one of five plans and receive a fifth game of their choice for FREE. Starting as low as $60 per seat, the five different packages offer affordable multiple-game

Orioles return to 1090 AM WBAL radio

The Orioles today announced that they have signed a multi-year deal with 1090 AM WBAL Radio to become the club's radio flagship station. The partnership with WBAL Radio marks the 42nd year since Baltimore returned to the major leagues 57 years ago that the station has originated Orioles broadcasts. Orioles games were most recently heard on WBAL Radio in 2006. The station first broadcast O's

MASN statement regarding "The Scott Garceau Show"

MASN is changing its afternoon programming schedule and will no longer be televising a simulcast of 105.7 FM's "The Scott Garceau Show." While MASN has enjoyed its various programming collaborations with 105.7 FM dating to 2006, MASN is making this change to accommodate significant changes to its weekday afternoon lineup. In the coming weeks, MASN will make an announcement about this new and original, live

Nationals agree to terms with three players on minor-league deals

RHP Josh Wilkie, LHP Matt Chico, C Derek Norris & C Jhonatan Solano receive Spring Training invites The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher J.D. Martin, catcher Carlos Maldonado and first baseman Kevin Barker on minor-league contracts with invitations to Spring Training. Additionally, the Nationals extended Spring Training invitations to right-handed pitcher Josh Wilkie, left-handed pitcher Matt Chico and catchers Derek Norris

Orioles sign RHP Justin Duchscherer to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent RHP Justin Duchscherer to a one-year contract. Duchscherer (pronounced Duke-sher), 33, went 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA (28.0IP, 9ER) in five starts for the Oakland Athletics in 2010. He did not pitch after April 29 and had surgery to correct a Femoral Acetabular Impingement in his left hip on June 7. A two-time All-Star (2005

Orioles invite 16 to Spring Training

The Orioles today announced that they have signed and invited 16 non-roster players to their major league spring training camp. Pitchers invited to camp include: LHPs Mark Hendrickson and Clay Rapada and RHPs Mitch Atkins, Ryan Drese, Armando Gabino, Wynn Pelzer, Raul Rivero and Josh Rupe. Position players invited include CAs Adam Donachie, Michel Hernandez and Caleb Joseph; OFs Tyler Henson and Randy Winn; and

Nationals agree to terms with OF Laynce Nix

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with outfielder Laynce Nix on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The left-handed hitting Nix earned his first post-season experience with Cincinnati in 2010, after batting .291 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 97 games with the Reds

Nationals agree to terms with RHP Cla Meredith & INF Alex Cora

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Cla Meredith and infielder Alex Cora on minor-league contracts that include Spring Training invitations. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Meredith is 14-14 with 44 holds, one save and a 3.62 ERA in 286 appearances during six big league seasons with Boston, San Diego and Baltimore.

Nationals acquire RHP Adam Olbrychowski from Yankees in exchange for OF Justin Maxwell

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Adam Olbrychowski from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Justin Maxwell. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olbrychowski went 3-2 with four holds, one save and a 3.90 ERA in 32 games/one start last season with Tampa of the Single-A Florida State League and Trenton of the

Orioles name Minor League managers, coaches and staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2011 season. Gary Allenson returns for his sixth season in the organization. He will manage Triple-A Norfolk for the fifth season after guiding the Tides to a 24-31 record in the first two months of the 2010 season. Allenson was promoted to Baltimore to serve as third base coach for

Nationals agree to terms with reliever Todd Coffey on one-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Todd Coffey on a one-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Coffey, 30, is 19-17 with 66 holds, 11 saves and a 4.15 ERA in 369 games spanning six seasons with Milwaukee and Cincinnati. A ground-ball pitcher, Coffey's 605 ground balls induced beginning in 2005

Over 15 current and former Orioles players and coaches to participate in inaugural Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

The Founders Club to host February 17 event to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota Hall of Fame Pitcher and MASN broadcaster Jim Palmer and Orioles manager Buck Showalter will headline a group of current and former O's participating in the inaugural OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club in Sarasota on Thursday, February 17. They will be joined by current Orioles BrianRoberts, Matt

Nationals acquire lefthander Tom Gorzelanny from Cubs in four-player trade

The Washington Nationals today acquired left-handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for outfielder Michael Burgess, right-handed pitcher A.J. Morris and left-handed pitcher Graham Hicks. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Gorzelanny is 36-37 with a 4.68 ERA in 118 games/95 starts spanning six big league seasons with Chicago (NL) and Pittsburgh. Gorzelanny

Nationals agree to terms with Jerry Hairston Jr. on one-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with super utility player Jerry Hairston Jr. on a one-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hairston Jr. is a career .257 (927-for-3608) hitter with 192 doubles, 59 home runs and 341 RBI in 1148 games with San Diego, New York (AL), Cincinnati, Texas, Chicago (NL) and Baltimore

Orioles agree to terms with SS J.J. Hardy, OF's Adam Jones and Felix Pie and RHP Jim Johnson

Team exchanges salary arbitration figures with RHP Jeremy Guthrie and DH Luke Scott The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with SS J.J. Hardy, OF's Adam Jones and Felix Pie and RHP Jim Johnson on one-year contracts, avoiding arbitration. Hardy, 28, batted .268 (91-340) with 6 home runs and 28 RBI in 101 games with the Minnesota Twins in 2010. He hit

Orioles announce FanFest autograph policy details

Autograph Session Vouchers available for purchase this Saturday at Orioles.com Vouchers for autograph sessions at the Orioles' 2011 FanFest will go on sale this Saturday, January 15, at 10:00 a.m. Orioles FanFest, presented by the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be held on Saturday, January 29 at the Baltimore Convention Center from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with early entry for Orioles Season Plan

MASN to televise Adam LaRoche press conference live

MASN will provide live coverage of the Washington Nationals news conference scheduled for Friday afternoon introducing first baseman Adam LaRoche to local media. The news conference is scheduled for Friday at 1:30 p.m. and will be televised live on MASN and hosted by Nats Xtra broadcaster Johnny Holliday. Last week, the Nationals signed LaRoche to a two year contract. A career .271 hitter, he's played

Nationals agree to terms with 1B Adam LaRoche on two-year contract

Left-handed slugger has hit 20-plus homers each of last six seasons. The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche on a two-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. LaRoche is a career .271 (933-for-3437) hitter with 242 doubles, 161 home runs and 569 RBI in 989 big league games. In

Orioles sign Derrek Lee to a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent first baseman Derrek Lee to a one-year contract. Lee, 35, hit .260 (142-547) with 19 home runs and 80 RBI in 148 games with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves in 2010. In 2009, he set a career-high with 111 RBI and led the Cubs with a .306 average, finishing 9th in National League MVP

Statement from Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos regarding Roberto Alomar's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame

"We congratulate Roberto Alomar on his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he spent just three of his 17 seasons in Baltimore, Roberto's accomplishments during his time here were significant. His performance during those years, which included three All-Star Game selections, two Gold Gloves and countless on-field heroics, helped the team make two playoff appearances and showcased Roberto's Hall of Fame credentials."

Orioles re-sign INF Cesar Izturis to one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have re-signed INF Cesar Izturis to a one-year contract. Izturis, 30, batted .230 (109-473) in 150 games with the Orioles in 2010, his second season with the club. He was 2nd in fielding percentage (.985) and 5th in assists (382) and putouts (212) among AL shortstops last season. Izturis has batted .256 with a .619 OPS in 10 major

Pete Kerzel joins MASN as Managing Editor of MASNsports.com

MASN, the television home of the Orioles and Nationals, has announced that well-known Mid-Atlantic sports journalist Pete Kerzel has joined the network as full-time managing editor of MASNsports.com. Kerzel will begin shaping and overseeing sports news coverage at MASN beginning on Monday, January 3, 2011. A creative, jovial, team-oriented professional, Kerzel will lead MASN's Nationals and Orioles reporters and bloggers, as well as network talent

Nationals agree to two-year extension with LHP Sean Burnett

Washington Avoids Salary Arbitration with Top Bullpen Lefty The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with left-handed reliever Sean Burnett on a two-year contract extension with a mutual option for the 2013 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In 2010, his finest season to date, Burnett posted career-best efforts in appearances

Nationals agree to terms with OF Rick Ankiel on one-year contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Rick Ankiel on a one-year contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ankiel is a career .248 (311-for-1255) hitter with 64 doubles, 55 home runs and 181 RBI in 416 big league games with Atlanta (2010), Kansas City (2010) and St. Louis (1999-2009). 25 of Ankiel's

Nationals agree to terms with Chad Gaudin on minor league contract

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operation and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 27 year-old Gaudin is 35-39 with a 4.61 ERA (339 ER/661.2 IP) in 258 games/75 starts spanning eight big league seasons with New York (AL), Oakland, San

Orioles sign free agent RHP Jeremy Accardo to a one-year contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent RHP Jeremy Accardo to a one-year contract. Accardo, who turns 29 on Saturday, went 3-2 with 24 saves and a 3.48 ERA (44.0IP, 17ER) in 42 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2010. In his six season major league career, the right-handed Accardo has held left-handed hitters to a .205 average, .292 on-base percentage and

Nationals re-sign righthander Chien-Ming Wang

The Washington Nationals tonight signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year Major League contract. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Wang, 30, returns for a second season with the Nationals organization. He did not pitch in 2010 while working with the Nationals' training staff on a rehab program designed to regain full health from

Nationals acquire RHP Henry Rodriguez & OF Corey Brown from Oakland in exchange for LF Josh Willingham

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Henry Rodriguez and outfielder Corey Brown from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for left fielder Josh Willingham. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Rodriguez went 1-0 with a 4.55 ERA in 29 appearances last season with Oakland in just his second season as a full-time reliever. He posted 10.7

OriolesREACH to host Inaugural Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

The Founders Club will host event to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota On Thursday, February 17, the Orioles will hold the inaugural OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club in Sarasota to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, a new organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. The event begins with registration and lunch

Nationals agree to terms with OF/1B Matt Stairs

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with outfielder/first baseman Matt Stairs on a non-guaranteed minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Stairs is an 18-year big league veteran who has competed in four post-seasons and won a World Series championship with the Philadelphia Phillies

MASN to televise Jayson Werth press conference live

MASN will provide live coverage of the Nationals news conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon introducing outfielder Jayson Werth to local media. The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. and will be televised live on MASN hosted by Nats Xtra broadcaster Johnny Holliday. The Nationals signed Werth to a seven-year, $126 million deal during the annual Winter Meetings.  Werth, 31, batted .296

Orioles re-sign RHP Koji Uehara

Reliever Agrees To One-Year Deal With Vesting Option For Second Year The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent RHP Koji Uehara to a one-year contract for 2011, with a vesting option for the 2012 season. Uehara, 35, went 1-2 with 13 saves and a 2.86 ERA (44.0IP, 14ER) in 2010. He led AL relievers in fewest walks per 9.0 innings (1.02) and

Nationals announce 2011 minor league managers, coaches & coordinators

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2011 season. Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone, Director of Player Development Doug Harris and Director of Minor League Operations Mark Scialabba made the joint announcements. Among the changes from last season, Randy Knorr was promoted from his managerial post at Double-A to skipper the

Orioles acquire SS J.J. Hardy and INF Brendan Harris from Minnesota Twins

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired SS J.J. Hardy and INF Brendan Harris from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Jim Hoey and Brett Jacobson. The Orioles will also receive cash considerations from Minnesota. Hardy, 28, was an All-Star in 2007 with the Milwaukee Brewers, when he batted .277 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI. He averaged 30

32nd Annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids to be held next Tuesday, December 14th

Manager Buck Showalter, Mark Reynolds, Nick Markakis, Jake Arrieta and Craig Tatum Expected to Attend Current and former Orioles will host 80 second through fourth graders from Samuel F.B. Morse School as part of the 32nd Annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids next Tuesday, December 14, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Dave & Busters in the Arundel Mills Mall. The current Orioles, including

Nationals select pitchers Elvin Ramirez & Brian Broderick in major league phase of Rule 5 Draft

The Washington Nationals selected right-handed pitchers Elvin Ramirez and Brian Broderick in the Major League phase of today's Rule 5 Draft. Additionally, the club selected right-handed pitcher Michael Allen in the Triple-A phase of the Draft. Nationals Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Ramirez, 23, went 4-4 with a 4.16 ERA in 52 relief appearances last season with Single-A St.

Orioles select pitcher in Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles today selected RHP Adrian Rosario from the Milwaukee Brewers organization in the Major League phase of the Rule 5 draft. With the selection, the Orioles now have 34 players on their major league roster. Rosario, 21, spent most of 2010 pitching for Class-A Wisconsin, where he was 4-0 with two saves and a 4.50 ERA (32.0IP, 16ER) in 14 games. He also appeared

Orioles acquire 3B Mark Reynolds from Arizona Diamondbacks

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired 3B Mark Reynolds and a player to be named later or cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP David Hernandez and RHP Kam Mickolio. Reynolds, 27, has hit at least 28 home runs, driven in 85 runs and appeared in 145 games in each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 44 home runs

Statement from Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo

Statement from Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo in response to first baseman Adam Dunn agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with the Chicago White Sox: "The Washington Nationals wish Adam Dunn and his family the best of luck and good will in Chicago. Adam contributed much to the Nationals and to the Washington, D.C. community. He will

Nationals agree to terms with Jesus Flores & Alberto Gonzalez

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms, thus avoiding salary arbitration, with catcher Jesus Flores and infielder Alberto Gonzalez. The club did not tender contracts to catcher Wil Nieves and right-handed pitchers Joel Peralta and Chien-Ming Wang. Nationals Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Orioles decline contract offer to Matt Albers

The Orioles today announced that they have declined to tender a contract offer to RHP Matt Albers, allowing him to become a free agent. Albers, 27, was acquired by the Orioles on December 12, 2007 from Houston as part of a deal that sent SS Miguel Tejada to the Astros. He went 11-12 with a 4.60 ERA (191.2IP, 98ER) in 146 games pitched over three

Nationals Stephen Strasburg named to Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team

Washington Nationals right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg today was named to the 52nd Annual Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team. Strasburg was one of 11 players to earn the citation, which annually recognizes the premier rookies at each position on the field, as well as the top right-handed, left-handed and relief pitchers. Strasburg went 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts and led all major

MASN honors military families with BB&T Classic ticket giveaway

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the official cable network of the 16th annual BB&T Classic, will donate 1500 BB&T Classic tickets to active and retired members of the United States Armed Forces. The 16th annual BB&T Classic tips off December 5 at 2:30 p.m. when American meets Florida. Navy will face George Washington in the middle match-up beginning near 5:00 p.m.

Orioles announce 2011 coaching staff

The Orioles today announced their 2011 coaching staff - bench coach Willie Randolph; pitching coach Mark Connor; hitting coach Jim Presley; bullpen coach Rick Adair; third base coach John Russell; and first base coach Wayne Kirby. Five of the six men have previously served on major league staffs, with two (Randolph and Russell) managing at the major league level. Randolph, 56, will serve as bench

Nationals add RHP Adam Carr, RHP Cole Kimball & 1B Chris Marrero to roster

RHP Juan Jaime claimed off outright waivers by Diamondbacks The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Adam Carr and Cole Kimball and first baseman Chris Marrero. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime was claimed off outright waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nationals Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Carr went 6-2 with 14 saves and a 2.75 ERA

Orioles add three to 40-man roster

The Orioles today announced that they have added left-handed pitcher Zach Britton, infielder Joe Mahoney and outfielder Matt Angle to their 40-man Major League roster. Britton, 22, was named the 2010 Jim Palmer Award winner as the Orioles' top minor league pitcher after going 10-7 with a 2.70 ERA in 26 starts between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed 139 hits in 153.1 innings

RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes outrighted Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that RHP Armando Gabino and INF Rhyne Hughes have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Gabino, 27, appeared in five games for the Orioles in 2010, allowing seven earned runs in 4.2 innings of work. Gabino appeared in 30 games (eight starts) for Norfolk, and was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.37 ERA (83.2IP, 22ER). Hughes, 27, made

MASN urges Time Warner Cable to abide by their own proposals

Britt's call for FCC-sanctioned arbitration rings hollow in light of refusal to abide by arbitrators' rulings Return Major League Baseball to North Carolina Testifying today before the Senate Commerce Committee, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt lauded himself for "asking the FCC... to update its rules with new measures that would protect consumers, such as interim carriage and dispute resolution procedures." Britt's comments today echoed

Nats 3B Ryan Zimmerman earns second consecutive Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award

Washington Third Bagger is One of Five to Win Award for Second Consecutive Season Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman tonight was named the recipient of the 2010 Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger for National League third basemen. The Silver Slugger citation is the second of Zimmerman's career. He earned his initial Silver Slugger last season. Zimmerman recorded arguably his finest offensive campaign in 2010, hitting

MASN Announces 2010-2011 NCAA Basketball Schedule

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise nearly 200 college basketball games this season. The extensive lineup includes regional favorites from Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, covering 14 conferences, as well as major tournaments including the Charleston Classic, the BB&T Classic, and the Great Alaska Shootout. The season tips off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 11th from Louisville, as

Orioles Select Delaware North Companies for Food, Beverage and Retail Partnership

Longtime sports hospitality company to bring new and exciting food options to Oriole Park at Camden Yards The Baltimore Orioles and Delaware North Companies Sportservice today announced a 12-year partnership in which the global hospitality management company will provide food, beverage and retail merchandise services at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Sportservice will manage all concessions, catering, dining operations and retail stores and kiosks within

Nats Holiday Three Pack Now Available

Washington Nationals offer three-game ticket plan in time for the holidays The Washington Nationals today announced the Nats Holiday Three Pack, the gift that keeps on giving throughout the 2011 baseball season. For a limited time, fans have the opportunity to purchase tickets for games starting as low as $30 per plan prior to single game tickets going on sale. In addition to the tickets,

Orioles Park at Camden Yards to Undergo Renovations to Seating Bowl this Off-Season

Oriole Park at Camden Yards opened to rave reviews in 1992 and is now viewed as the standard-bearer for the 20 major league ballparks that have opened since that time. As the Orioles prepare to celebrate their 20th season at Camden Yards in 2011, the ballpark is undergoing renovations to the seating bowl designed to keep the facility at the top of its class. The

MASN to Televise Charleston Classic on November 18

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise six exclusive NCAA basketball games during the third annual Charleston Classic on November 18, 19 and 21. Each game will air live from Carolina First Arena in Charleston, SC. MASN will televise the entire first-day tournament lineup starting with Coastal Carolina vs. Georgetown on Thursday, November 18th at noon. The Hoyas are ranked 20th in

RHP Frank Mata Clears Waivers; Outrighted to Norfolk

RHP Jason Berken Reinstated from 60-day Disabled List The Orioles today announced that RHP Frank Mata has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Mata, 26, made his major league debut on May 26 and pitched to a 7.79 ERA (17.1IP, 15ER) in 15 games with the Orioles. Additionally, RHP Jason Berken has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list.

MASN to Televise Exclusive East Carolina vs. Navy game Saturday

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise East Carolina's game against Navy on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. live in high definition from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC. The exclusive production highlights MASN's four-year partnership with East Carolina University. MASN's coverage features veteran Pirates play-by-play voice Patrick Kinas with Chris Hemeyer as sideline reporter and former ECU kicker Kevin Miller providing color analysis.

Nationals Announce 2011 Coaching Staff

Bo Porter joins Jim Riggleman's staff as third base coach The Washington Nationals today announced that bench coach John McLaren, pitching coach Steve McCatty, hitting coach Rick Eckstein, first base coach Dan Radison and bullpen coach Jim Lett will return next season. The Nationals also announced Bo Porter will join field manager Jim Riggleman's staff as third base coach. Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations

Orioles Decline 2011 Option on LHP Mark Hendrickson

The Orioles today announced that they have declined their 2011 option for LHP Mark Hendrickson. Hendrickson, 36, went 1-6 with a 5.26 ERA (75.1IP, 44ER) in 52 games for the Orioles in 2010, his second season with the club.

Orioles Announce 2011 Spring Training Schedule

O's to play 16 games at newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota The Orioles will play their first of 16 home spring training games in 2011 at the newly renovated Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota on Tuesday, March 1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. 2011 marks the second consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the first in the newly renovated ballpark.

Nationals Announce that Jim Riggleman to Return as Field Manager in 2011

The Washington Nationals today announced that field manager Jim Riggleman will return in 2011. Nationals Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. In 2010 under Riggleman, the Nationals increased their win total from 59 to 69. Washington's 10-game improvement tied for the fourth-best in MLB this season and trailed only San Diego (+15), Cincinnati (+13) and Tampa Bay

Nationals Promote Mike Rizzo to Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager

Rizzo signs five-year extension, will continue to revamp roster that by season's end contained only 10 players remaining from Opening Day 2009. The Washington Nationals today announced that Mike Rizzo has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager and signed a new five-year contract. Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner made the announcement. "Mike Rizzo is unquestionably one of the

MASN's Gary Thorne Named Play-by-Play Voice for Major League Baseball's International Broadcast of the ALCS and World Series

Gary Thorne, the play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles on MASN, will also provide play-by-play for Major League Baseball's international broadcasts of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and World Series this fall. Beginning on Friday, Thorne will team up with Cy Young Award-winner Rick Sutcliffe to bring October baseball to fans in 219 countries and territories, as well as to the more than one

Luke Scott Named 2010 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that Luke Scott has been voted winner of the 2010 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to tonight's game against the Detroit Tigers. Entering tonight's game Scott, 32, was 6th in the American League

Orioles to Hold Fan Appreciation Weekend October 1- October 3 at Camden Yards

The Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Weekend during their last homestand of the 2010 season when they host the Detroit Tigers for four games, today through Sunday, October 3. The club has planned events throughout the weekend to give back to their fans. * Each game of the series, nine fans will be randomly selected to take the field and stand with an

Orioles host Detroit Tigers in Double Header on Friday at 4:35 p.m. on MASN 2

Thursday's scheduled Orioles game against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain. On Friday, the Orioles will host a double header against the Tigers beginning at 4:35 p.m. with the second game beginning 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Both games will appear on MASN 2 and MASN 2 HD. O's Xtra will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a shortened post-game

Orioles-Tigers Game Postponed Due to Rain

Single-admission doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow at 4:35 p.m. Tonight's game between the Orioles and Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single admission doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 4:35 p.m. The second game will begin 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first. Both games will be broadcast on MASN2, as well as 105.7 The Fan and the Orioles Radio

Orioles Announce Details for Annual Fan Appreciation Weekend

The Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Weekend during their last homestand of the 2010 season when they host the Detroit Tigers for four games, Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3. The following events have been planned for the weekend. FANS ON THE FIELD FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM During each game of the series, nine fans will be randomly selected to take the

Nationals Name Tyler Moore Minor League Player of the Year, Tom Milone Minor League Pitcher of the Year

The Washington Nationals today named first baseman Tyler Moore as their Minor League Player of the Year and left-hander Tom Milone as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. Moore hit .269 with 43 doubles, 31 home runs,

Nationals Renew Affiliation with Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League

The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract with the Hagerstown Suns of the Single-A South Atlantic League. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. "Our partnership between the Nationals and Hagerstown has

Orioles Announce 2010 Award Winners for Player Development & Scouting

The Orioles today announced the winners of their player development and scouting awards for 2010, including INF Joe Mahoney as the club's top minor league player and LHP Zach Britton as the club's top minor league pitcher. The winners will be honored before the Orioles' game against the New York Yankees tonight at Camden Yards. Mahoney, the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year,

Programming Note for Sunday, Sept 19

On Sunday, Sept 19, the Orioles-Yankees game will be televised nationally by TBS. The national broadcast will not available within the Orioles' or the Yankees' home television territories. The Orioles game will be televised locally and throughout the Orioles' seven-state television territory on MASN and MASN HD. MASN's coverage of the game will begin with O's Xtra at 1:00 p.m. with first pitch scheduled at

MASN to Launch Riggo's Postgame Xtra Sunday

Expanding upon his acclaimed daily radio show simulcast on MASN, Redskins Hall of Famer John Riggins and MASN will launch a new, live postgame show after every Redskins game starting September 12 at 11:30 p.m. Riggo's Postgame Xtra will air live on MASN - and on the HD-3 channel of 103.5 FM - following the Washington-Dallas Sunday night tilt, as the incomparable and outspoken John

Jeremy Guthrie Named Orioles Nominee for the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award Presented by Chevrolet

Fans Can Vote for the National Award Recipient on Chevy.com/Clemente and Register for a Chance to Win a Trip to 2010 World Series Major League Baseball and Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Major League Baseball, have announced that Jeremy Guthrie was named the Orioles' 2010 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. Guthrie is one of the 30 Club nominees who are

Josh Willingham Named Washington Nationals' Nominee for the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award Presented by Chevrolet

Fans are encouraged to vote for Willingham to receive the National Award online Washington Nationals Outfielder Josh Willingham was named the team's 2010 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, the Nationals announced today. RC dayWillingham is one of the 30 Club nominees who are finalists for the national award, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines

Orioles Add Pitchers David Hernandez, Troy Patton, and Pedro Viola to Roster

The Orioles today announced that they have added three pitchers to their roster, reinstating RHP David Hernandez from the disabled list, recalling LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk and recalling LHP Pedro Viola from Double-A Bowie. Hernandez was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 5 with a left ankle sprain. He is 4-3 with two saves and a 3.29 ERA (27.1IP, 10ER) in

Nationals Add RHP Yunesky Maya, RHP Joe Bisenius & LHP Ross Detwiler to Active Roster

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya and selected right-handed pitcher Joe Bisenius from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Additionally, left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler was recalled from rehab and reinstated from the 15-Day Disabled List, and catcher Carlos Maldonado was designated for assignment. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Maya went 1-1 with a 0.87 ERA

Nationals Fans Rewarded with Fan Appreciation Month Throughout September

To celebrate their most loyal fans, the Washington Nationals have teamed up with numerous corporate partners to recognize September as Fan Appreciation Month during the final 16 games of the season at Nationals Park (Sept. 6-8, Sept. 10-12 and Sept. 20-29). The team and its sponsors will thank fans and season ticket holders for their unwavering support through a variety of surprise giveaways as the

Nationals Recall RHP Collin Balester from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Collin Balester from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA in six relief appearances this season with Washington. The 24-year-old went 3-3 with a 5.87 ERA in 35 games/5 starts with the Chiefs, including a 2-0 record and 3.38 ERA

Orioles Recall RHP Chris Tillman from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced that they have recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Triple-A Norfolk. He will start today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Tillman, 22, went 11-7 with a 3.34 ERA (121.1IP, 45ER) in 21 starts for the Tides this season, including 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA (34.0IP, 12ER) in six starts in August. His ERA was tied for fourth in the International League and

Garrett Mock Reinstated from DL & Optioned to Syracuse, Josh Willingham Transferred to 60-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled from rehab and reinstated right-handed pitcher Garrett Mock from the 60-Day Disabled List then optioned him to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. The club also transferred outfielder Josh Willingham to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Mock missed the last 129 games after going on the Disabled List (right

MASN Announces Fall College Football Schedule

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, has announced its extensive NCAA college football line-up for the 2010 season. The network will host 45 games and ten conferences this season including some of the best football programs in the country and many local colleges and universities within MASN's seven-state territory. College football action kicks off on Saturday, September 4th with St. Francis at Liberty

Programming Note for Saturday, September 4th

On Saturday, MASN will televise the Coastal Carolina vs. West Virginia football game live at 3:30 p.m. from Morgantown. The Mountaineers are in the top 25 teams in preseason AP and USA Today polls. If the Division I college football game runs beyond its 3.5 hour television window, it would conflict with the 7:05 p.m. start of the Orioles vs. Rays game. If the football

Nationals Add C Wilson Ramos & INF Danny Espinosa to Active Roster

The Washington Nationals today recalled catcher Wilson Ramos and selected infielder Danny Espinosa from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. The club also transferred right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Ramos, 23, returns to the Nationals for a second stint, as he debuted with Washington on Aug. 19 at Atlanta

Orioles Add Robert Andino, Nolan Reimold, and Brandon Snyder to Roster

Lou Montanez designated for assignment The Orioles today announced that they have added three players to their roster from Triple-A Norfolk, recalling OF Nolan Reimold and INF Brandon Snyder and selecting the contract of INF Robert Andino. To make room for Andino on the 40-man roster, OF Lou Montanez was designated for assignment. Reimold batted .320 (31-97) with six doubles, two home runs, a .460

Nationals Lock up Livan Hernandez through 2011

The Washington Nationals today announced they have signed right-handed pitcher Livan Hernandez through the 2011 season. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Including this season's 9-9 mark with a 3.49 ERA in 27 starts, Hernandez is 11-13 with a 3.90 ERA (97 ER/224.0 IP) in 35 starts, 24 of which have been quality starts, since rejoining the Nationals as

Orioles Reinstate RHP Jim Johnson from 60-Day Disabled List

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated RHP Jim Johnson from the 60-day disabled list, where he had been since May 28 with right elbow inflammation. Johnson is 1-1 with one save and a 6.52 ERA (9.2IP, 7ER) in 10 games for the Orioles this season. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Orioles transferred RHP Jason Berken to the 60-day DL.

Orioles Option RHP Armando Gabino to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after tonight's game that they have optioned RHP Armando Gabino to Triple-A Norfolk. Gabino, 26, has pitched to a 13.50 ERA (4.2IP, 7ER) in five appearances with the Orioles. A corresponding roster move will be announced before tomorrow's game.

Nationals Recall RHP Jordan Zimmermann from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Zimmermann will make his 2010 debut in tonight's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park. The 24-year-old has not pitched in the big leagues since July 18, 2009, prior to having season-ending "Tommy John"

Nationals Option RHP Collin Balester to Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester, 24, is 0-1 with a 4.70 ERA in six relief appearances this season with Washington.

MASN to Televise and Stream Bryce Harper Introductory Press Conference Live

MASN will provide live television and online coverage of the Nationals news conference introducing Bryce Harper, the first overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.. The press conference will introduce Harper to local media and it will be televised live on MASN and MASN HD. Viewers can also watch the press conference streamed live at MASNsports.com, the premier online

Nationals Place RHP Stephen Strasburg on DL, Recall Collin Balester from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 22, with a right forearm flexor strain and recalled right-handed pitcher Collin Balester from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Balester is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in five relief appearances with Washington this season. The

"Top Chef" Hits a Grand Slam at Nationals Park

This week's episode of Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" finds its six remaining chef'testants stepping up to the plate at Nationals Park in an effort to create an array of tasty, yet sophisticated snacks for hungry Washington Nationals fans. In the "Top Chef Washington D.C." episode titled "Making Concessions," the chefs take over two concession stands and are challenged to go

MASN to Launch on Fibrant in Salisbury, NC

MASN, the television home of the Nationals and Orioles, has reached an affiliate agreement with Fibrant, a cable and broadband provider in Salisbury, NC, to bring Major League Baseball and MASN's 24-7 sports programming to central North Carolina. Fibrant will be the ninth cable provider to offer MASN in North Carolina and will launch the regional sports network in September. Fibrant will carry MASN on

Nationals Renew Affiliation with Harrisburg Senators of the Double-A Eastern League

Harrisburg is franchise's longest-running affiliate. The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract with the Harrisburg Senators of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President/Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. "We are delighted to

Nats Extend Working Agreement with Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League

Chiefs eye back-to-back winning seasons as part of Nationals system. The Washington Nationals today announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract with the Syracuse Chiefs of the Triple-A International League. Nationals President Stan Kasten, Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President/Player Development Bob Boone and Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint

MASN Programming Note

Between August 25 and August 26 there is a possibility of satellite interference with MASN's satellite transmission.  A "rogue satellite" which may have been hit by a solar flare in April, is scheduled to cross the orbit of the satellite used by MASN - and dozens of other cable networks - and may create interference with our signal. MASN has taken every possible preemptive

Nationals Reinstate Nyjer Morgan from DL, Place Josh Willingham on 15-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today placed outfielder Josh Willingham on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to Aug. 16, with a left knee medial meniscus tear and returned from rehab and reinstated outfielder Nyjer Morgan from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Morgan, 30, rejoins the Nationals after a two-game rehab stint with Single-A Potomac (0-for-3) and

Nationals Place C Wil Nieves on Temporary Leave List, Recall C Wilson Ramos from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today placed catcher Wil Nieves on the Temporary Leave List and recalled catcher Wilson Ramos from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ramos, 23, was acquired from the Twins with lefthander Joe Testa on July 30 in exchange for right-handed closer Matt Capps. Since joining the Nationals organization, Ramos is

Buck's O's Continue to Shine on MASN

Notching his fourth walk-off win in only 14 games with Adam Jones' 11th-inning RBI bunt, Buck Showalter's Orioles continue to dominate the television ratings race on MASN. In the coveted 10-11 p.m. time slot, Buck's Birds were the highest-rated program in the Baltimore media market on Monday evening. The Orioles' 6.4 HH rating beat out Dateline, CSI: Miami, and every other broadcast offering in the

Orioles Agree to Terms with First Round Draft Pick Manny Machado

The Orioles tonight announced that they have agreed to terms with SS Manny Machado, their first selection (third pick overall) in this year's First Year Player Draft. Machado, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop from Brito Private High School in Miami, FL. In his senior season he batted .639 (55-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBI, adding 43 runs scored, 27 doubles and 17

Washington Nationals Agree to terms with Bryce Harper, 1st Overall Selection in 2010 First-Year Player Draft

NATIONALS SECURE CONTRACTS WITH 25 OF TOP 26 SELECTIONS IN '10 DRAFT The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a Major League contract with College of Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper, the first-overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director

Right-handed Pitcher A.J. Cole Agrees to Terms with the Nationals

Florida Prep on Short List of Top Prospects in Entire 2010 Draft The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a professional contract with right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole, the Nationals' fourth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris

Nationals Agree to Terms with Lefthander Sammy Solis

University of San Diego Product was Washington's Second Pick in '10 Draft The Washington Nationals tonight agreed to terms on a professional contract with left-handed pitcher Sammy Solis, the Nationals' second-round selection (51st overall) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of

Nationals Agree to Terms with 12th Rounder, LHP Robbie Ray

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on a professional contract with left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray, the Nationals' 12th-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Ray went 7-1 and posted a 7.3/1

Orioles Place RHP Jason Berken on 15-Day DL; Recall RHP Vandenhurk from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed RHP Jason Berken on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 13, with right shoulder inflammation. RHP Rick Vandenhurk has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take Berken's place on the roster. Berken was 3-3 with a 3.03 ERA (62.1IP, 21ER) in 41 games for the Orioles this season. His 62.1 innings pitched leads American League relievers.

5th Annual Brian's Baseball Bash Set for Sunday, August 22

On Sunday, August 22, the 5th annual Brian's Baseball Bash, presented by Bank of America and Bloom & Associates, will be held at Dave and Buster's in Arundel Mills Mall from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. The evening is hosted by Orioles 2B Brian Roberts. Fans will have the chance to interact with Brian, other Orioles players and local sports stars while enjoying a night of

Programming Note for Saturday, August 14th

On Saturday, Buck Showalter's resurgent Orioles will face the Tampa Bay Rays with the first pitch scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Southpaw Brian Matusz is scheduled to take the mound for the Orioles. The game will be televised by Fox as part of Major League Baseball's national broadcast package with Fox Sports. Viewers should tune in to their local Fox affiliate to watch the Orioles game,

Orioles Extend Working Agreements with Minor League Affiliates in Norfolk, Bowie and Frederick through 2014

The Orioles today announced that they have extended working agreements with their minor league affiliates in Norfolk, Bowie and Frederick through the 2014 season. The Triple-A Norfolk Tides are in their fourth season as an Orioles affiliate, and both the Double-A Bowie Baysox and Single-A Frederick Keys have been affiliated with Baltimore since their inaugural seasons in 1993 and 1989, respectively. "We are very pleased

Washington Nationals Pay Tribute to Hall of Famers with Ring of Honor

The Washington Nationals will honor Hall of Famers with ties to Washington's baseball heritage by installing a Hall of Fame Ring of Honor at Nationals Park above the PNC Diamond Club directly behind home plate. The display, which features Hall of Famers from the Washington Nationals, Washington Senators, Homestead Grays and Montreal Expos, will be formally presented tonight during a special presentation recognizing Andre Dawson's

RHP Stephen Strasburg Reinstated from DL

The Washington Nationals today reinstated right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Strasburg, 22, will start tonight's series opener against the Florida Marlins. He missed the last 16 games after being placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation on July 29, retroactive to July 22. Strasburg is 5-2 with a

Washington Nationals Team up with Miller High Life and Iava to Honor Local Veterans

The Washington Nationals have partnered with Miller High Life and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to honor local military veterans on Wednesday, August 11 as part of the "Give a Veteran a Piece of the High Life" program. The evening will begin with a special pregame event from 4:30pm to 7:00pm on the Rooftop Party Deck. The veterans and their families are

Orioles Recall CA Craig Tatum from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled CA Craig Tatum from Triple-A Norfolk. Tatum has batted .271 (23-85) in 32 games in his first season with the Orioles.

Orioles Option LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced that following today's game they optioned LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk. Patton has been in uniform for eight games with the Orioles this year but has not seen game action. In two stints with the Tides earlier this year, Patton went 7-9 with a 4.80 ERA (108.2IP, 58ER) in 20 starts. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to tomorrow's

Nationals Righthander Collin Balester Optioned to Syracuse

Following today's series finale at Dodger Stadium, the Washington Nationals optioned right-handed pitcher Collin Balester to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 24 year-old Balester went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (4 ER/6.2 IP) in five appearances with the Nationals. He was recalled by Washington on July 24.

Nationals Reinstate Jason Marquis from DL

Nationals place Ross Detwiler on the 15-day DL The Washington Nationals today returned right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis from a rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 60-Day Disabled List. The Nationals also placed left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to August 6, with a right hip strain. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Marquis will

Nationals Select Contract of Kevin Mench

Outfielder Returns to Big Leagues for First Time Since 2008 The Washington Nationals today selected the contract of outfielder Kevin Mench from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Mench was hitting .249 with a .331 on-base percentage, 16 doubles, three home runs and 40 RBI in 87 games for the Chiefs at the

The Buck Starts Here: Showalter Era Drives Orioles Success On-Field and On-Air

Preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings show that new Orioles skipper Buck Showalter has re-energized both his players and viewers on MASN. More than 61,000 households in the Baltimore market tuned in last night to watch the Orioles sweep the Angels, a marked increase over the 2010 average tune-in for Orioles fans in Baltimore. With a 5.6 HH rating, the Orioles telecast was the top-rated prime show

Orioles Select Contract of RHP Armando Gabino from Triple-A Norfolk; Place RHP David Hernandez on 15-Day DL

The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Armando Gabino from Triple-A Norfolk and placed RHP David Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain. Gabino, 26, was 7-0 with two saves and a 2.12 ERA (76.1IP, 18ER) in 27 games (seven starts) for the Tides. He was named the Organizational Pitcher of the Month for July after

Orioles to Honor Jim Gentile for Belated 1961 RBI Crown

The Orioles have announced that they will honor former Oriole great Jim Gentile in a special on-field ceremony on Friday, August 6, before their 7:05 game against the Chicago White Sox. In 1961, Gentile set career-highs with a .302 batting average, 46 homers and 141 RBI. His 141 RBI were one behind the Yankees' ROGER MARIS, leaving him second in the American League. Several years

RHP Yunesky Maya Optioned to Gulf Coast League

The Washington Nationals today optioned right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya to the club's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maya, 28, recently signed a Major League contract with the Nationals, after a stellar career in Cuba. He went 13-4 with seven complete games and a 2.22 ERA last season with the Pinar Del Rio Vegueros

Orioles to Honor Ray Miller and Johnny Oates as 2010 Orioles Hall of Fame Inductees

Len Johnston to receive Herb Armstrong Award The Orioles will host their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony this Saturday, August 7, prior to their game against the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. This year, the club will induct former pitching coach Ray Miller and manager Johnny Oates. Longtime baseball operations employee and current coordinator of operations at Bluefield, Len Johnston, will receive the

Nationals Recall OF Justin Maxwell from Syracuse & Transfer RHP Tyler Walker to 60-Day DL

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Justin Maxwell from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and transferred right-handed pitcher Tyler Walker to the 60-Day Disabled List. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maxwell hit .287 with 17 doubles, six home runs and 21 RBI in 66 contests with the Chiefs. The 26-year-old posted 16 stolen bases, 35 walks and

LHP Atahualpa Severino Optioned to Syracuse

Following today's game, the Washington Nationals optioned left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 25, did not make any appearances during his three-game stint with the Nationals.

Orioles Recall LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced today that they have recalled LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk. Patton was in uniform for Baltimore on July 21 against Tampa Bay, but did not see action and was optioned to Norfolk that night. With the Tides, Patton went 7-9 with a 4.80 ERA (108.2IP, 58ER) in 20 starts. Patton will look to make his first major league appearance since 2007

LHP John Lannan Recalled from Harrisburg; RHP Jordan Zimmermann Reinstated from DL & Optioned to Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher John Lannan from Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was returned from rehab and reinstated from the 60-Day Disabled List then optioned to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Lannan went 1-4 with a 4.20 ERA in seven starts with the

Nats Agree to Terms with Cuban Righthander Yunesky Maya

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Yunesky Maya on a Major League contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maya joins the Nationals after a stellar career in the Cuban National Series, which is Cuba's Major League Baseball equivalent. Pitching for the Pinar Del Rio Vegueros, Maya earned Cuba's equivalent of the Cy Young during

O's Acquire Minor League RHP Rick Vandenhurk from Marlins in Exchange for LHP Will Ohman

3B Josh Bell recalled from Triple-A Norfolk The Orioles today announced that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Rick Vandenhurk from the Florida Marlins in exchange for LHP Will Ohman. VandenHurk has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and Josh Bell has been recalled from the Tides. A corresponding move will be announced tomorrow to fill Ohman's spot on the 25-man roster. VandenHurk, 25, went

Nats Acquire Pair of Righthanders from Rangers in 3-Player Deal

Ryan Tatusko and Tanner Roak added to system; Cristian Guzman to Rangers The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitchers Ryan Tatusko and Tanner Roark from the Texas Rangers in exchange for infielder Cristian Guzman. The Nationals then assigned Tatusko and Roark to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The 6-foot-5 Tatusko went 9-2

MASN to Televise Orioles Press Conference Live at 12:00 p.m.

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, will televise the team's press conference live Monday, August 2 at 12:00 p.m. The Orioles President of Baseball Operations, Andy MacPhail, will introduce the team's new field manager, Buck Showalter. MASN's live coverage will be hosted by Jim Hunter. The press conference will also be streamed live online at Orioles.MASNsports.com. A native of Century, Florida, Showalter has

Left-Handed Pitcher Atahualpa Severino Recalled from Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino (pronounced ah-ta-WALL-pa sev-er-E-noh) went 4-2 with one save, nine holds and a 3.55 ERA in 40 relief appearances with the Chiefs. The 25-year-old pitched scoreless ball in 30 of his 40 outings and posted a .237

Nationals Acquire Top Catching Prospect Wilson Ramos from Twins in Three-Player Trade

Nationals Also Acquire Lefthander Joe Testa, Send Matt Capps to Minnesota The Washington Nationals tonight acquired catcher Wilson Ramos and left-handed pitcher Joe Testa from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed closer Matt Capps and cash considerations. The Nationals then optioned Ramos to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and assigned Testa to Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League. Nationals Senior Vice President and

Miss Iowa to Throw Out First Pitch in Series Opener Against Philadelphia

The Washington Nationals have invited Katherine Connors, Miss Iowa USA, to throw out a Ceremonial First Pitch before the team opens their series against the Philadelphia Phillies tomorrow, Friday, July 30, at 7:05pm. The invitation was coordinated after Tuesday evening's game against Atlanta, when the Nationals' Miguel Batista replaced rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg for the start of the game. Following a successful performance which included

Orioles Acquire Minor League RHP Wynn Pelzer from San Diego Padres in Exchange for 3B Miguel Tejada

The Orioles announced that they have acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Wynn Pelzer from the San Diego Padres in exchange for 3B Miguel Tejada and cash. Pelzer, 24, is 26-23 with a 3.83 ERA (364.1IP, 155ER) and 330 strikeouts in 79 games (68 starts) over three minor league seasons. The right-hander is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA (94.1IP, 44ER) and 83 strikeouts in 22 games

Orioles Name Buck Showalter Manager

17th full-time Manager in club history to take over Monday, August 2 The Orioles today announced that Buck Showalter has been signed to a multi-year contract to serve as the club's 17th full-time manager. Showalter will officially take the helm of the Orioles on Monday, August 2 and will be introduced in a press conference that day at Camden Yards. Showalter, 54, has compiled an

Scott Olsen Reinstated from DL; Stephen Strasburg Placed on DL

The Washington Nationals today returned from rehab and reinstated left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen from the 15-Day Disabled List and placed right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-Day DL with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 22. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olsen, who will get the starting nod in today's series finale against Atlanta, missed the last 59

MASN Returns Saturdays at Saratoga Starting July 31st

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will return the ever-popular Saturdays at Saratoga live thoroughbred racing program beginning on Saturday, July 31st, and continuing on consecutive Saturdays through early September. The one-hour, live shows will include 10 championship-caliber stakes races including the Travers, Jim Dandy, Whitney, Betfair TVG Alabama and Woodward. Each program will be televised live from historic Saratoga Race Course, named

Nats Ratings on the Rise

As we have seen since the start of the season, more and more Nationals fans are tuning in to watch the team compete on a nightly basis. Today, Sports Business Journal took note of the team's ratings increase. The Nationals' 1.34 household rating in the Washington market rates higher than both the Angels and the A's. In fact, the team's ratings are up 139% on

Orioles Reinstate Catcher Matt Wieters from Disabled List

Catcher Craig Tatum optioned to Triple-A Norfolk The Orioles today announced that CA Matt Wieters has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Wieters on the roster, CA Craig Tatum has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Wieters was placed on the disabled list on July 10 with a strained right hamstring. At the time of his injury, Wieters was batting .245

Orioles Reinstate 2B Brian Roberts From 60-Day Disabled List

INF Scott Moore Designated for Reassignment The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated 2B Brian Roberts from the 60-day disabled list, where he had been since April 10 with an abdominal strain. To make room for Roberts on the roster, the team has designated INF Scott Moore for assignment. Roberts played in four games for the Orioles this season, going 2-for-14. In three rehab

Washington Nationals Dream Foundation Hosts NatsTown Green-Up

The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation is once again teaming up with the Earth Conservation Corps to host the second annual NatsTown Green-up, which gives area residents and local businesses the opportunity to make a difference by beautifying the neighborhood surrounding Nationals Park. Three locations have been selected to benefit from this year's Green-Up: · Matthew Henson Center, 2000 Half Street, SW · 1st and Q

Orioles Reinstate RHP Kevin Millwood from 15-Day Disabled List

The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated RHP Kevin Millwood from the 15-day disabled list, where he had been since July 6 with a strained right forearm (flexor mass). Millwood is 2-8 with a 5.77 ERA (107.2IP, 69ER) in 18 starts for the Orioles this season.

Orioles Option LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles announced after today's game that they have optioned LHP Troy Patton to Triple-A Norfolk. Patton was recalled before today's game against Tampa Bay but did not pitch. He is 6-9 with a 4.91 ERA (99.0IP, 54ER) in 18 starts for the Tides this season. A corresponding roster move will be announced prior to tomorrow's game against Minnesota.

Orioles Reinstate LHP Michael Gonzalez from Disabled List; Recall LHP Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk

INF Josh Bell optioned to Tides; RHP Jim Johnson transferred to 60-day disabled list The Orioles announced a series of roster moves prior to today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. LHP Michael Gonzalez has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list, LHP Troy Patton has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and INF Josh Bell has been optioned to the Tides. In addition, to make

Orioles Option RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have optioned RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk. Tillman, 22, is 1-4 with a 7.92 ERA (25.0IP, 22ER) in six starts with the Orioles this season. He made two starts after being recalled for the second time this season on July 10, going 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA (10.0IP, 8ER), including a victory in which he pitched a career-high

Nationals Option Justin Maxwell to Syracuse

Following tonight's 7-2 loss at Great American Ball Park, the Washington Nationals optioned outfielder Justin Maxwell to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maxwell, 26, has 14 walks and a .340 on-base percentage in 24 games with the Nationals this season. He is 4-for-38 (.105) with one double, one home run, three RBI

Orioles Reinstate of Luke Scott From Disabled List

RHP Frank Mata optioned to Triple-A Norfolk The Orioles today announced that OF Luke Scott has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Scott on the roster, RHP Frank Mata has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Scott was placed on the disabled list on July 1 with a strained left hamstring. At the time of his injury, Scott was batting .274

Major League Baseball and Baltimore Orioles Encourage Fans to Arrive Early for Game on Tuesday, July 20

Major League Baseball and the Baltimore Orioles are encouraging fans to arrive early to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, July 20. Security will be significantly increased due to the attendance of First Lady Michelle Obama, who will be a part of the first pitch ceremonies. All fans will be required to pass through magnetometers which

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama to Visit Camden Yards on Tuesday

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama will visit Camden Yards next Tuesday, July 20 for the announcement of a new joint initiative between Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the White House. Following the announcement, Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays players will conduct a clinic on the field for 50 young baseball players from local RBI (Reviving Baseball in

Orioles Recall INF Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles have announced that they recalled INF Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk. Bell, 23, was batting .266 (76-286) with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 74 games for the Tides. He made his major league debut for the Orioles on July 1, and batted .200 (3-15) in five games.

Orioles Place Catcher Matt Wieters on 15-Day Disabled List

The Orioles today announced that they have placed CA Matt Wieters on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, retroactive to July 10. Wieters, 24, has batted .245 (66-269) with six home runs and 29 RBI in 77 games for the Orioles. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

Orioles Announce Upgrades and Additions to the Carvel Kids' Corner at Camden Yards

The Orioles will unveil a new and improved Carvel Kids' Corner when the team opens their homestand tomorrow, Friday, July 16, against the Toronto Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. Improvements and enhancements to the new Carvel Kids' Corner, located inside Gate C at Camden Yards, include two new interactive games that young fans will be able to play whenever they visit Oriole Park. "Home Run

MASN 2 HD Launches on Verizon FiOS in Washington D.C.

Starting on Friday, July 16, Verizion FiOS will launch MASN 2 HD, MASN's overflow HD channel, on systems in Washington D.C. Customers in the D.C. metro area will now enjoy every available Nationals and Orioles game in high definition. Verizon FiOS customers in Washington can find MASN 2 HD on channel 501 for the rest of the baseball season. Viewers with Verizon FiOS in Arlington,

Statement from the Washington Nationals on the Passing of George Steinbrenner

"The Washington Nationals and the Lerner Family are deeply saddened by the loss of George Steinbrenner - a monumental figure of the baseball world for more than 35 years. He will be remembered as a driven competitor and champion, but also a man who gave much to the people and communities he loved. George was a one of a kind owner, sports figure, and man.

Statement from Orioles Principal Owner and Managing Partner Peter Angelos Regarding the Passing of George Steinbrenner

"The Orioles are saddened to learn of the passing of George Steinbrenner. As an active participant in the organizational direction and operations of the New York Yankees, his name is as synonymous with that franchise as any of the legendary athletes who have played in pinstripes. On behalf of the Orioles organization, I extend my deepest condolences to his wife, Joan, and the members of

Stephen Strasburg's Historic Debut Added to Nationals Classics

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will add Stephen Strasburg's historic debut as a Nationals Classic starting this week. The network will re-air the game on Wednesday, July 14th and Sunday, July 18th, both at 7:00 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD. This special production includes a new introduction from Johnny Holliday and Ray Knight. In front of a national audience and a

MASNsports.com launches team-specific landing pages

MASNsports.com, the premier online destination for Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles news and analysis, has launched new team-specific landing pages. The new look showcases MASN's extensive coverage of both teams. One of the most notable additions to the site is a layout that introduces all of MASN's dedicated and talented contributors -- from beat writers, to current players and baseball executives, to World Series MVPs

Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez Selected for First-Ever Fans Choice Bobblehead

Stephen Strasburg Debut Commemorative DVD Promotion Announced With the All-Star break in sight, the Washington Nationals are gearing up for the second half of the 2010 baseball season by announcing two additions to the team's promotional schedule: Saturday, August 28 - Fans Choice Bobblehead Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has been selected by Nationals fans to be featured as this season's Fans Choice Bobblehead. In his first

Nationals Recall Outfielder Justin Maxwell From Triple-A Syracuse

The Washington Nationals today recalled outfielder Justin Maxwell from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maxwell was hitting .296 with 13 doubles, six home runs and 18 RBI in 55 games for Syracuse at the time of the promotion. Maxwell's 55-game International League stint included 11 stolen bases, 30 walks and a strong

MASN Programming Note for Saturday, July 10

Due to an unexpected illness to MASN's lead Nationals analyst, Rob Dibble, and the planned absence of Ray Knight, MASN will utilize a mix of contributors in the booth for tonight's telecast. Bob Carpenter will call the first, eight and ninth innings, in a one-man booth. He will be joined by: MASN contributor Phil Wood for the second and third innings; Nationals GM Mike Rizzo

Orioles Option 3B Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk; Recall RHP Chris Tillman From Tides

The Orioles have announced that they optioned 3B Josh Bell to Triple-A Norfolk following last night's game, and today recalled RHP Chris Tillman from Norfolk. Tillman will start tonight's game at Texas. Bell joined the Orioles on July 1, making his major league debut and recording his first major league hit that night against the Oakland A's. Bell went 3-for-15 in five games for Baltimore.

Nationals and Rangers Partner on "Third Base Ticket" to Elect Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Young in 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Balloting

The Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers today announced they are joining forces to help return their respective third basemen to the 2010 All-Star Game. Nationals fans are encouraged to cast their ballots not only for Ryan Zimmerman in the 2010 All-Star Final Vote sponsored by Sprint, but also for Rangers third baseman Michael Young as the "Third Base Ticket." Zimmerman and Young are one of

Orioles Place RHP Kevin Millwood on 15-Day Disabled List; Reinstate of Felix Pie From Disabled List

The Orioles today announced that they have placed RHP Kevin Millwood on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm (flexor mass). Millwood is 2-8 with a 5.77 ERA (107.2IP, 69ER) in a team-high 18 starts for the Orioles. To fill Millwood's spot on the roster, the Orioles have activated OF Felix Pie, who has been on the disabled list since April 16 with

Orioles Place OF/DH Luke Scott on 15-Day Disabled List; Recall 3B Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed OF/DH Luke Scott on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. Scott was injured running the bases after hitting a home run in the 7th inning of last night's win over the Oakland A's. The club has recalled 3B Josh Bell from Triple-A Norfolk to take Scott's place on the roster. Bell will be making

Orioles 1970 World Series Anniversary Auction Continues Until July 5

The auction of items worn by current and former Orioles and current Washington Nationals from the Orioles 1970 40th Anniversary Celebration this past Saturday continues at www.orioles.com through Monday, July 5 at 6:00 p.m. All members of the Orioles and Nationals have autographed their game-worn jerseys and hats from Saturday's game, and each Orioles player also has his signed game-worn helmet up for bid. The

Carlos Maldonado Reinstated From DL & Optioned to Syracuse

Following tonight's game, the Washington Nationals recalled from rehab and reinstated catcher Carlos Maldonado from the 15-Day Disabled List then optioned him to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Maldonado missed the last 24 contests after going on the 15-Day DL (right thumb) on June 5, retroactive to June 4. The 31-year-old batted

Nationals Team Up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington to Launch "Me & A Friend" Program on the 4th of July

The Washington Nationals and the USO of Metropolitan Washington have teamed up to give military kids the opportunity to enjoy a baseball game with their friends through the "Me and a Friend" program, which formally kicks off on July 4 when the Nationals host the New York Mets in Washington, D.C., at 1:35 p.m. and will continue every Sunday throughout the rest of the season.

MASN Re-Launches the John Riggins Show on Thursday

On Thursday, Redskins legend John Riggins returns to MASN to host the region's best afternoon drive sports show. Talking Redskins, Nationals, Capitals and Wizards, the John Riggins Show will air each weekday between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. throughout MASN's seven-state territory. MASN will simulcast the weekday show live from Washington D.C., where the Redskins' Hall of Famer has been on the air since April

MLB, People Magazine and Washington Nationals Announce 30 "All-Stars Among Us" After 1.7 Million Votes are Cast

Bethesda, Md.'s Mark Bergel to be Honored at the 2010 All-Star Game on FOX and Featured in Special Pre-Game Ceremony July 13th at Angels Stadium Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Washington Nationals today announced Mark Bergel as the Nationals "All-Star" selection for the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Out of

MLB, People Magazine and the Orioles Announce Winner of People's "All-Stars Among Us" Campaign

Orioles winner to be honored at 2010 MLB All-Star Game on FOX The Orioles, along with Major League Baseball and PEOPLE have announced Casey Davis as the Orioles "All-Star" of the "All-Stars Among Us" campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their communities in extraordinary ways. Out of the three "All-Star" finalists representing the Orioles, Davis, a Westminster resident, has been

Orioles Reinstate RHP Koji Uehara From 15-Day Disabled List; INF Garrett Atkins Designated For Assignment

The Orioles today announced that RHP Koji Uehara has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for Uehara on the roster, INF Garrett Atkins has been designated for assignment. Uehara was placed on the disabled list on May 20 with a right forearm strain. He has a 1.80 ERA (5.0IP, 1ER) in six games for the Orioles this season. Atkins batted .214

Orioles Recall RHP Brad Bergesen From Triple-A Norfolk

OF Lou Montanez placed on 15-day disabled list. The Orioles today announced that they have recalled RHP Brad Bergesen from Triple-A Norfolk. Bergesen will start today's game against the Washington Nationals. Bergesen, 24, was 3-4 with a 6.50 ERA (54.0IP, 39ER) in 12 games (10 starts) during two previous stints with the Orioles this season. To make room for Bergesen on the roster, the Orioles

MASN Goes to Bat for the Chesapeake Bay

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, announced today a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to launch a public service campaign to "Go to Bat for the Bay." The network will launch a series of television and online ads to increase awareness about the Chesapeake Bay and to encourage responsible use of nature's resources. The network will deploy its most

MASN's Mixed Booth Broadcast Resumes This Weekend

This weekend when the Orioles host the Nationals for inter-league play, MASN will return its popular mixed booth broadcast. The "Battle of the Beltways" resumes on Friday evening when the Nationals travel to Baltimore for the three-game series. On Friday and Saturday, MASN will feature a special three-man booth with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and two-time All Star Rob Dibble, each team's primary

Orioles Announce Partnership With Baltimore City Public Schools For Second Consecutive Year

Workbook for summer learning curriculum sponsored by T. Rowe Price For the second consecutive year, OriolesREACH and Baltimore City Public Schools are teaming up to support education initiatives for the city's youth, sponsored by T. Rowe Price. The highlight of the joint venture is a new integrated summer learning curriculum based on Orioles baseball. The partnership includes Orioles game ticket donations, pre-game ceremony recognition at

Orioles Acquire INF/OF Jake Fox From Oakland A's in Exchange For Minor League RHP Ross Wolf; Option RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk

RHP Cla Meredith designated for assignment. The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF/OF Jake Fox from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league RHP Ross Wolf and cash considerations. To make room for Fox on the active roster, the Orioles have optioned RHP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk and designated RHP Cla Meredith for assignment. Fox batted .214 (21-98) with 12 RBI

Nationals Select Contract of Joel Peralta From Syracuse; Option John Lannan to Harrisburg

The Washington Nationals today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta from Syracuse of the Triple-A International League and optioned left-handed pitcher John Lannan to Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Garrett Mock was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List and left-handed pitcher Ross Detwiler was returned from rehab, reinstated from the 60-Day Disabled List and optioned to Harrisburg. Nationals Senior

Orioles Announce Details For 40th Anniversary Celebration of 1970 World Series Champs This Saturday

The Orioles have announced the details for their celebration of the 1970 World Series championship team, which will take place this Saturday, June 26 before, during and after the Orioles' 4:05 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals. The events for the day will include: * An autograph session with select members of the 1970 team. The Orioles will have three locations on the Camden Yards

MASN Wins Four More Emmy Awards

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, won four Emmy Awards on June 5th at the 52nd annual Emmy Awards Dinner in Washington D.C. The ceremony honors excellence in television advertising concepts in the National Capital/Chesapeake Bay chapter. MASN's creative 'Defining Moments' campaign was recognized for achievements in Promotion/Program/ Sports and Promotion/Program/Campaign. The Defining Moments series featured real fans talking about important Nationals and

Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Appear on Sports Illustrated Cover

Washington Nationals rookie pitcher Stephen Strasburg will be featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated following an impressive first week in the Major Leagues. This is the first time a member of the Nationals has been the primary subject of cover of the magazine. The corresponding story on Strasburg's debut is written by Albert Chen. The cover spot comes on the heels of

O's Ratings See Improvement

Despite a challenging start to the 2010 season, the Baltimore Orioles continue to earn strong television ratings on MASN. Year-to-year, the Orioles are up 12 percent over last year, drawing an average 3.8 household rating (about 41,420) this season. The Orioles' improved ratings illustrate the depth of commitment Orioles fans have for their team. Simulcast games on WJZ bump the audience up to 58,860 homes

FOX to Broadcast Nationals Game vs Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 19 at 4:10PM

The Washington Nationals today announced their home contest vs. the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, June 19 will now take place at 4:10 p.m. and be broadcast nationally on FOX. The Nationals Park Center Field Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. while all gates will open at 2:30 p.m. The game will not be shown on MASN and can only be seen on FOX. The

Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Appear on Late Show with David Letterman

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will read the "Top 10 List" on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman this evening. Nationals fans can tune in to their local CBS affiliate at 11:35 p.m. to watch Strasburg deliver tonight's list. Strasburg turned in a dazzling performance during his Major League debut at Nationals Park on Tuesday, June 8, striking out 14 Pirates in 7.0 innings and

Orioles Select Contract of RHP Jake Arrieta From Triple-A Norfolk

LHP Alberto Castillo designated for assignment. The Orioles today announced that they have selected the contract of RHP Jake Arrieta from Triple-A Norfolk. Arrieta will start tonight's game against the New York Yankees in his major league debut. Arrieta, 24, was 6-2 with a 1.85 ERA (73.0IP, 15ER) in 12 games (11 starts) for the Tides. He struck out 64 and held opponents to a

MASN Brings Back The John Riggins Show to Television

Live Broadcasting by Ustream MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will relaunch The John Riggins Show on television beginning in July. MASN will simulcast the weekday show live from the studios of WTOP in Washington D.C., where the Redskins' Hall of Famer has been on the air since April on the HD-3 channel of 103.5 FM. The legendary Washington Redskins running back will

Strasburg Game Earns Record Ratings On MASN

Preliminary overnight Nielsen ratings show that the Nationals game on MASN has set a new record high rating for the network, earning a 7.1 HH rating as more than 165,000 households in the Washington region tuned in to watch an historic pitching performance. Among the key demographic of adults aged 25-54, the game earned a 4.4 HH rating, also a MASN record. For the night,

Washington Nationals Select Outfielder Bryce Harper First Overall in 2010 First-Year Player Draft

The Washington Nationals today selected College of Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper with the first-overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Personnel Roy Clark and Nationals Director of Scouting Kris Kline made the joint announcement. Harper--who stands 6-foot-3, 205 lbs. and hails from Las Vegas--hit

Orioles select SS Manny Machado in First Round of Draft

The Orioles tonight selected SS Manny Machado of Brito Private High School (FL) with their first selection in the 2010 First Year Player Draft, the third overall pick of the draft. Machado, 17, is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound shortstop from Miami, FL. In his senior season he batted .639 (55-86) with 12 home runs and 56 RBI, adding 43 runs scored, 27 doubles and 17 stolen

MASN to Host Special One-Hour Nats Xtra Pregame on June 8th

MASN will host a special one-hour edition of the Nats Xtra pregame show on Tuesday, June 8th, the network announced today. The extended coverage will cover the Washington Nationals first overall selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and the Major League debut of pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg. Nats Xtra begins at 6 p.m. on MASN 2 and MASN 2 HD. The special edition of

MASN to Televise Orioles Press Conference

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, will carry the Orioles press conference discussing the managerial situation live at 2:30 p.m. from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles will introduce Juan Samuel as interim manager. Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter will host this special production.

Orioles Name Juan Samuel Interim Manager

The Orioles today announced that third base coach Juan Samuel has been named as the club's interim manager, replacing Dave Trembley. Samuel will be introduced as interim manager in a press conference today at 2:30 p.m. in the Auxiliary Clubhouse at Camden Yards. Samuel, 49, is in his fourth season as third base coach on the Orioles' coaching staff and 27th year in professional baseball.

Washington Nationals, MLB and 'PEOPLE' Magazine Announce Finalists For 'PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us" Campaign

Major League Baseball, PEOPLE and the Washington Nationals today announced the three finalists and the start of the voting period for the 2010 "PEOPLE All-Stars Among Us" national campaign, which debuted in 2009 and recognizes individuals who are serving their community in extraordinary ways. The Nationals finalists are Mark Bergel of Bethesda, Md., Kat Lanigan of Herndon, Va., and Joe Mornini of Rockville, Md. While

Nationals Offer Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Opportunity to Purchase Tickets For Strasburg's Debut

The Washington Nationals will offer Season Ticket Holders the exclusive opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets to the June 8 contest vs. the Pirates - the expected debut of Nationals Pitcher Stephen Strasburg*. One of many exclusive offers for Season Ticket Holders throughout the season, this opportunity will begin at 10:00amon Wednesday, June 2. Tickets will be sold through Thursday, June 3 while

MASN to Televise Strasburg's Final Triple-A Start

MASN will televise Stephen Strasburg's final start at Triple-A Syracuse, the network announced today. The Nationals prospect will face the Buffalo Bisons on Thursday, June 3rd at 1:05 p.m. MASN will air the game at 7:00 p.m. on a tape delay. MASN has televised each of Strasburg's five previous starts for Syracuse. The highly touted prospect is 3-1 at Syracuse with a 1.27 ERA and

Orioles Place Alfredo Simon and Koji Uehara on Disabled List, Recall Alberto Castillo and Select Contract of Frank Mata from Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that they have placed RHP ALFREDO SIMON and RHP KOJI UEHARA on the 15-day disabled list, recalled LHP ALBERTO CASTILLO from Triple-A Norfolk and selected the contract of RHP FRANK MATA from the Tides. To make room for Mata on the 40-man roster, the club has transferred LHP MICHAEL GONZALEZ to the 60-day disabled list. Simon was placed on the DL

Strasburg Mania Fuels Strong Ratings in Washington

Stephen Strasburg's latest Triple-A start has generated strong ratings in the Washington, D.C. market. While MASN has televised all four of Strasburg's starts for the Syracuse Chiefs, Monday night's game was the first live broadcast of the top prospect this season. The ratings peaked at a 0.9 HH rating, meaning more than 21,000 households in the Washington market tuned in to watch the young flamethrower.

MASN to Televise Strasburg's Next Triple-A Start

MASN will televise Stephen Strasburg's next expected start at Triple-A Syracuse, the network announced today. The Nationals prospect will take on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Saturday, May 29th. MASN will air the game on tape delay following Nats Xtra at approximately 12:00 a.m. It will re-air on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. MASN has televised each of his four previous starts for Syracuse. The highly

"Battle of the Beltways" Returns with Combined Talent Team

MASN will return its popular mixed booth broadcast for interleague play between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals for the third straight season. "Battle of the Beltways" kicks off when the Orioles visit the Nationals for three games starting Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. During each game, MASN will feature a special three-man booth with Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer and two-time All Star

MASN Set to Televise Next Two Strasburg Triple-A Games

MASN has announced plans to televise Stephen Strasburg's next two expected starts at Triple-A Syracuse. The Nationals prospect will take on the Rochester Red Wings on Wednesday, May 19th and the Toledo Mud Hens on May 24th. On Wednesday, the game will air on tape delay at 10:30 p.m. following Nats Xtra. On Monday, the game will be televised live at 7 p.m. Both games

Nationals Enjoy Record Ratings on MASN

The only thing stronger than the Nationals spectacular start to the 2010 season is their record-setting television ratings on MASN. The last two Nationals games on MASN (May 10-11) earned the highest television ratings of the team's six-year history in Washington. The Nationals scored a 2.0 household rating in the Washington, D.C. market, which translates into more than 40,000 homes tuning in to the games.

MASN Partners with Bike to Work Day May 21st

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, will team up with Bike to Work for the organization's annual event on Friday, May 21st. Bike to Work Day encourages residents to get exercise and help the environment by commuting to work by bicycle. As a media sponsor, MASN will promote Bike to Work Day both online and on-air with public service announcements

MASN To Televise Strasburg's Second Triple-A Start

MASN will televise Stephen Strasburg's second Triple-A start, as the Norfolk Tides visit the Syracuse Chiefs on Wednesday May 12th. MASN will show the Strasburg game via tape delay starting at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, following the Orioles-Mariners tilt at 7:00 p.m. Last Friday, in Strasburg's first game with the Chiefs, the highly touted prospect allowed just one hit and no runs through

MASN to Televise Stephen Strasburg's First Triple-A Start

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise Stephen Strasburg's Triple-A debut on Friday, May 7th at 10:30 p.m. on tape delay immediately following Nats Xtra. The game will be carried on MASN and MASN HD. Strasburg and the Syracuse Chiefs will host the Gwinnett Braves at Alliance Bank Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The first-overall selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, Strasburg

MASN Partners with National Association on Mental Illness

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, has teamed up with the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI) to raise awareness about mental health issues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. On Saturday, May 1st, MASN will help to support the annual Campaign for the Mind of America NAMI Walk at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore. Throughout the week, MASN will promote NAMI

Baseball Media Veteran Jennifer Royle Joins MASN and CBS Radio

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, and Sports Radio 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM Radio) announced that Jen Royle has joined the networks as a television and online contributor for the 2010 season. Royle will write a blog for MASNsports.com, host interviews for MASN's exclusive player, manager and team executive blogs and host features on pre and post game shows. In addition to her

Johnny Holliday Named Influential Marylander

MASN broadcaster Johnny Holliday has been recognized by The Maryland Daily Record as an 'Influential Marylander' in the newspaper's fourth annual list honoring local residents for accomplishments and service. The publication chose sixty Marylanders for the impressive honor. Holliday and the other recipients will be formally feted at a ceremony on April 21st at the Grand Lodge in Cockeysville, Md. Johnny Holliday is in his

Orioles Programming Note for Saturday, April 17th

Due to Major League Baseball's national broadcast restrictions, the Baltimore Orioles 4:00 p.m. ET game in Oakland on Saturday afternoon cannot be televised by MASN.  Major League Baseball's agreements with national television networks forbid any regional network from broadcasting any Major League Baseball game during the window reserved for nationally televised baseball games.  According to MLB's website: Due to Major League Baseball exclusivities,

Opening Week Ratings

A good week for O's and Nats fans. As fans flocked to the stadiums to welcome back the baseball season, both teams set records for stadium attendance. Both teams also earned much-improved television ratings over the first week of the 2010 season. Nielsen ratings for the Nationals opener April 3, were three times greater than in 2009, despite the fact it was a day game

Nationals Claim Catcher Chris Coste Off Waivers from Mets

The Washington Nationals today claimed catcher Chris Coste off waivers from the New York Mets. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Coste, who will join the Nationals' big league camp, batted .308 (4-for-13) with two doubles and one RBI in 10 spring training contests with the Mets. The 37-year-old appeared in 88 games last season with the Philadelphia Phillies

Today's Nationals-Mets Grapefruit League Contest Cancelled Due to Rain

Today's 1:05 p.m. Nationals-Mets Grapefruit League contest at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL has been cancelled due to rain. Nationals Spring Training season-ticket holders can exchange March 29 tickets for account credit toward the 2011 Grapefruit League season at Space Coast Stadium. Note the 2011 Grapefruit League schedule has not yet been announced. Those requesting account credit for March 29 should submit a written

President Barack Obama to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch When Washington Nationals Host NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day

March 29, 2010 (Washington, DC) - President of the United States Barack Obama will throw the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. prior to the 2010 season opener between the Washington Nationals and the defending National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, April 5 at 1:05 p.m. "Opening Day of the baseball season is a special event for our country and its

Nationals Trim Roster to 36

The Washington Nationals today optioned outfielder Justin Maxwell to Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. The Nationals currently have 36 players in their big league camp.

Orioles Send Nine Players to Minor League Camp

The Orioles announced that they have sent nine players to minor league camp. Infielders JOSH BELL, RHYNE HUGHES, BRANDON SNYDER and MICHAEL AUBREY have been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, while infielder PEDRO FLORIMON was optioned to Double-A Bowie. Pitchers FRANK MATA, JOSH PERRAULT and DENNIS SARFATE and outfielder JONATHAN TUCKER have been returned to minor league camp. The moves leave the Orioles with 37 players

Orioles Name David Stockstill Director of International Operations and John Stockstill Director of Player Development

The Orioles today announced that DAVID STOCKSTILL and JOHN STOCKSTILL, previously the club's Director of Player Development and Director of International Scouting, respectively, will change roles within the organization. As a result of the change, which will be effective on April 5, David Stockstill has been named Director of International Operations. In his new role, David will oversee all the club's international operations, including scouting

MASN Teams Up with Oriole Greats for Unique Color Analysis

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, announced today that four former Orioles will join the broadcast booth for selected Orioles games during the 2010 season. The former Orioles stars include Eddie Murray, Brady Anderson, Mike Boddicker and Ben McDonald, all of whom will assist with color analysis during game broadcasts, radio broadcasts and on the network's exclusive pre and post game show, O's

Orioles Assign Arrieta to Minor League Camp

The Orioles today announced that RHP JAKE ARRIETA has been assigned to minor league camp, reducing the spring training roster to 47 players.

MASN Launches on Comcast in Harrisburg-Lebanon Area March 31st

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals, will launch on Comcast in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area just in time for Major League Baseball's Opening Day. Starting March 31, MASN will be televised on Comcast systems in Harrisburg, Lykens, Lebanon, Hershey, Millersburg and Elizabethtown in central Pennsylvania. Comcast will also carry MASN 2, MASN HD and MASN 2 HD, additional channels

Ray Miller and Johnny Oates Elected to Orioles Hall of Fame

Former Orioles pitching coach and manager RAY MILLER has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame, the team announced today. Former O's manager and player JOHNNY OATES will also be enshrined posthumously as a selection of the Veteran's Committee, and longtime Baseball Operations employee LENNY JOHNSTON is this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner. A native of Suitland, Maryland, Ray Miller will be enshrined for

Orioles Option LHP Wilfrido Perez to Double-A Bowie

The Orioles announced that they have optioned LHP WILFRIDO PEREZ to Double-A Bowie. He will report to the Orioles' minor league camp. Perez did not allow a hit or run and struck out four batters in four appearances spanning 3.1 innings this spring.

MASN Teams Up with Mike Rizzo

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, has teamed up with General Manager Mike Rizzo to host his exclusive blog on MASNsports.com, just in time for Opening Day. "National Matters" is one of the first GM blogs in baseball with inside analysis and expert insight on the game and the Nationals. As part of the partnership, Rizzo will write a weekly blog and answer

RHP Steve Johnson Returned to Orioles

The Orioles today announced that RHP STEVE JOHNSON has been returned to the organization from the San Francisco Giants. Johnson was selected by the Giants in the Rule 5 draft in December. Johnson was 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Bowie in 2009 after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with 3B JOSH BELL in exchange for LHP GEORGE

Today's Orioles-Marlins Game at Ed Smith Stadium Cancelled Due to Rain

Today's Orioles-Marlins 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 any of the remaining Spring Training games 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 10 a.m. to

Today's Nationals-Yankees Grapefruit League Contest Cancelled Due to Rain

Today's 1:05 p.m. Nationals-Yankees Grapefruit League contest at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL has been cancelled due to rain. Fans holding tickets for either March 11 vs. Houston or March 12 vs. New York (AL)--both games were cancelled by rain--can exchange those tickets for any other Nationals 2010 or 2011 Spring Training contest, subject to availability. Nationals Spring Training season-ticket holders will be notified

Today's Nationals-Astros Grapefruit League Contest Cancelled Due to Rain

Today's 1:05 p.m. Nationals-Astros Grapefruit League contest at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL has been cancelled by rain. The game will not be made up. Fans holding tickets for today's contest vs. Houston can exchange those tickets for any other Nationals 2010 Spring Training contest, subject to availability. Friday's game at Space Coast Stadium vs. New York (AL) is already sold out.

Mike Flanagan Joins MASN's Orioles Broadcast Team

MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, announced that Mike Flanagan will join the Orioles broadcast team as a color analyst for the 2010 season. Flanagan will make his MASN debut in the broadcast booth for the Orioles game against the Oakland Athletics on April 15th. Flanagan, 59, has spent more than thirty years with the Orioles as a player, coach, front office executive

Orioles Complete 2010 Contract Signings

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 22 players on one-year contracts and renewed the contracts of four players for 2010. The list of players recently signed includes: ROBERT ANDINO, MICHAEL AUBREY, JOSH BELL, BRAD BERGESEN, ALBERTO CASTILLO, BRANDON ERBE, PEDRO FLORIMON, DAVID HERNANDEZ, RHYNE HUGHES, JIM JOHNSON, LUIS LEBRON, KAM MICKOLIO, LOU MONTANEZ, TROY PATTON, WILFRIDO PEREZ, FELIX PIE, DENNIS

Strasburg Debut on MASN

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise Stephen Strasburg's first spring training appearance on Tuesday, March 9th live at 1 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD. MASN's coverage will feature Bob Carpenter, Rob Dibble and Debbi Taylor. The network will also televise the replay at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD.

Programming Note for Sunday, March 7th

Because of a solar outage, viewers of MASN's broadcast of the Sunday afternoon Orioles-Red Sox game may experience a temporary disruption in the broadcast around 3:30 p.m. A solar outage is a phenomenon that occurs when the sun crosses the equator and traces an arc that places it directly behind the broadcast satellites used for transmitting the baseball game. The sun's powerful solar radiation interferes

Orioles Radio Network to Broadcast Across 40 Stations in 2010

The Orioles today announced the addition of six new stations to their Radio Network, bringing the club's list of radio affiliates to 40 stations in four states and the District of Columbia. The team's radio broadcasts begin today with the Orioles' first spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota at 1:00 p.m. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will

Orioles Open Spring Training in Sarasota Tomorrow vs. Rays

The Orioles will open their first spring training season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. The entire ballpark will open at 11:00 a.m. for fans to come early and enjoy batting practice and pregame preparations. Tickets are still available by visiting www.orioles.com, by calling (888) 329-3365 or by visiting the Ed Smith Stadium

MASN to televise Stephen Strasburg's Spring Training Debut

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise Stephen Strasburg's first spring training appearance on March 9th live at 1 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD from Space Coast Stadium. The network will also televise the replay at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD. Strasburg is expected to pitch two innings for the Nationals, but MASN will televise the entire game. Strasburg,

Orioles to Hold Interviews for Ballgirls and Ballboys on Saturday, March 6

The Orioles have announced they will conduct interviews on Saturday, March 6 to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2010 season. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles during the upcoming season are invited to interview for a position at Camden Yards beginning at noon on March 6. Candidates should

Nationals Agree to Terms with Livan Hernandez

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Livan Hernandez on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hernandez rejoins the Nationals after going 9-12 with a 5.44 ERA in 31 starts last season with Washington and New York (NL). After winning seven games in 23 starts for the

Orioles Birthday Promotions to Return in 2010

The Orioles announced today that they are once again inviting all baseball fans to celebrate their birthdays at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2010. The "Come Free for your Birthday" promotion, this year presented by Carvel, debuted last season as part of the Birdland Stimulus Package and was wildly successful, with over 45,000 fans participating and receiving a free ticket voucher

Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chien-Ming Wang

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Wang, 29, is 55-26 with a 4.16 ERA in 109 games/104 starts spanning five seasons with the Yankees. An extreme ground-ball pitcher, Wang's career ground ball-to-fly ball ratio of 2.73/1 ranks third among active pitchers with 100-plus starts, trailing only Brandon Webb (3.63/1)

Nationals Agree to Terms with Reliever Ron Villone

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Ron Villone on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Villone went 5-6 with seven holds, one save and a 4.25 ERA in a team-leading 63 appearances for the Nationals in 2009. Villone, who signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals

MASN Announces 2010 Spring Training Schedule

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, announced today its spring training schedule for the 2010 season. The network will televise eight spring training games total -- all of which will appear on MASN's flagship dedicated high-definition channel, MASN HD. Kicking off the baseball season on MASN, the Nationals will take on the World Series Champion Yankees on March 12th in

Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Grand Slam Flex Plans

The Washington Nationals today announced the Grand Slam Flex Plans for the 2010 season at Nationals Park which will allow fans to choose four games from one of five plans, and receive a fifth game of their choice for free. These plans start at as low as $68 per seat and it's the team's most affordable multiple-game option to date. This is the earliest in

RHP Armando Gambino Outrighted to Norfolk, Invited to Spring Training

The Orioles today announced that RHP ARMANDO GABINO has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. He has also received an invitation to attend major league spring training camp. Gabino was claimed on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on November 9, 2009. He made his major league debut last August for the Twins. Gabino is 21-17 with a 3.30 ERA (344.0IP, 126ER) in 178

Orioles to Hold Open Tryouts for Sarasota's Voice of the Orioles on February 20

The Orioles will hold open tryouts on Saturday, February 20 for public address announcer at Ed Smith Stadium for the 2010 spring training season. Applicants are asked to bring their resumes and arrive by 12:30 p.m. for registration. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Applicants will be asked to read mock lineups and make announcements on the public address system at the ballpark. The

Orioles Mourn Passing of Longtime Traveling Secretary Phil Itzoe

Earlier today, longtime Orioles traveling secretary PHIL ITZOE passed away after an extended illness. Born August 26, 1937, Itzoe spent a total of 45 seasons with the Orioles, including 41 years coordinating the Orioles' travel plans, the longest tenure of any traveling secretary in any of the four major sports leagues. Phil joined the Orioles in 1964 as assistant to the public relations director. In

Washington Nationals Host Tryouts for 2010 Nat Pack Members

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will host tryouts for the 2010 Nat Pack - the team's in-park and around-the-District entertainment crew. Earlier this year, the club sought applications from outgoing, energetic and dedicated people interested in becoming members of the Nat Pack. Those selected were invited to this weekend's tryouts; which will include a group run, shooting the t-shirt gun, and demonstrating their best rally techniques.

Orioles Re-Sign Mark Hendrickson

The Orioles today announced that they have re-signed free agent LHP MARK HENDRICKSON to a one-year contract for the 2010 season with a club option for the 2011 season. Hendrickson, 35, went 6-5 with a 4.37 ERA (105.0IP, 51ER) in 53 games (11 starts) for the Orioles in 2009. In 42 relief appearances, Hendrickson was 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA (55.0IP, 21ER). Hendrickson is the

Sarfate Clears Waivers, Is Outrighted to Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that RHP DENNIS SARFATE has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Sarfate will be invited to major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Sarfate went 0-1 with a 5.09 ERA (23.0IP, 13ER) in 20 games for Baltimore in 2009. He spent most of the season on the disabled list with a circulatory condition in his right hand.

MASN to Televise Ravens Press Conference

The television home of the Baltimore Ravens, MASN will televise the team's Season-Ending Press Conference on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m live from Owings Mills. The press conference will feature owner Steve Bisciotti, president Dick Cass, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh. Video highlights from the press conference will also be available in MASN's Media Lounge.

Nationals Agree to Terms with Miguel Batista on Minor League Contract, Spring Training Invite

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Miguel Batista on a minor-league contract that includes a Spring Training invitation. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Batista is 95-108 with 39 saves and a 4.54 ERA in 530 games/237 starts spanning 15 seasons with Seattle, Arizona, Toronto, Kansas City, Montreal, Chicago (NL), Florida and Pittsburgh. The 38

Dave Matthews Band with Zac Brown Band to Perform at Nationals Park on Friday, July 23

Dave Matthews Band announced today they will perform at Nationals Park - the home of the Washington Nationals -- on Friday, July 23 with Zac Brown Band as support. This will be the ballpark's second-ever show, following Elton John and Billy Joel's sold-out show in July 2009. Tickets and parking will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Miguel Tejada Rejoins Orioles

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent INF MIGUEL TEJADA to a one-year contract for 2010. The six-time All-Star rejoins his former team, for whom he batted .311 with 102 home runs and 429 RBI in 619 games over four seasons from 2004-2007. Traded by the Orioles to Houston on December 12, 2007 in exchange for RHP MATT ALBERS, INF MICHAEL COSTANZO,

Washington Nationals Introduce Mini Plans for 2010 Season

The Washington Nationals will offer three mini plan packages in 2010, providing flexible and affordable options for all Nationals fans. As a bonus, each plan includes one game free of charge. The Champions Plan (14 games for the price of 13), Sunday Fun-day Plan (13 games for the price of 12), and Zim's Silver Slugger Plan (10 games for the price of 9) were designed

MASN Televising Orioles Press Conference LIVE at 3:00 p.m. Today

MASN will televise today's Baltimore Orioles press conference live at 3 p.m. from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Orioles are expected to announce the signing of former All-Star Miguel Tejada. Roch Kubatko and Jim Hunter will host the MASN production.

Statement from MASN on the departure of Anita Marks from CBS Radio

As Anita Marks departs CBS Radio to pursue new opportunities, MASN wishes her the very best. Since the network's 24x7 launch in July of 2006, Anita has been an afternoon staple on MASN. She has brought sharp analysis, informed opinion and strong perspective on local, regional and national sports to MASN's audience. We appreciate her three and a half years of service to sports fans

MASN Announces 2010 Baseball Television Schedule

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, announced today its Major League Baseball programming schedule for the 2010 season. With the April launch of MASN2 HD, MASN will carry every game and every play -- 320 MLB games -- in high definition throughout the season. The Nationals will have 95 live games on MASN and MASH HD and

Orioles 2010 Promotions Feature Giveaways, Events and Ticket Savings for Fans of All Ages

The Orioles have scheduled a variety of giveaways and promotions designed to appeal to fans of all ages during the upcoming season. Highlights of this year's giveaway schedule include a MATT WIETERS bobblehead doll giveaway presented by AT&T, a replica BROOKS ROBINSON jersey, a series of three mini-bobblehead dolls featuring outfielders NOLAN REIMOLD, ADAM JONES and NICK MARKAKIS, four cap giveaway nights and the return

Scott, Orioles Agree to Terms

The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with OF LUKE SCOTT on a one-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Scott, 31, played in 128 games for the Orioles in 2009, batting .258 (116-449) while setting career-highs with 25 home runs and 77 runs batted in. In 276 games over the last two years with Baltimore, Scott has a .258 average (238-924) with 55

Over 60 Current, Future, and Former Orioles to Attend 2010 FanFest Next Saturday, January 23

Over 60 current, future and former Orioles players and coaches will participate in the team's 2010 FanFest event at the Baltimore Convention Center next Saturday, January 23. Presented by the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2010 FanFest will feature autograph sessions and question and answer forums as part of a day-long celebration of baseball that will also include clinics, exhibits and interactive games. The event

Orioles Spring Training Tickets on Sale at 10:00 a.m. this Saturday, January 16

Individual tickets for all 16 of the Orioles' spring training games at Ed Smith Stadium will go on sale this Saturday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. This year marks the first time the club has trained in Sarasota since 1995. The team spent the last 14 seasons in Fort Lauderdale. The Orioles will open their first season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with a

Baltimore Ravens Playoff Coverage Continues on MASN

With the Ravens decisive win over the Patriots yesterday, MASN will continue televising prime-time Ravens programming each night, Coach Harbaugh's day after press conference each week, and Ravens Xtra after each game. Viewers can tune in today to watch Coach Harbaugh's press conference at 3:45 p.m. live on MASN. Leading up to Saturday's game in Indianapolis, MASN will televise Ravens prime-time programming each evening featuring:

Orioles Announce Partnership with WSBA Radio as Team Affiliate in York, Pa

The Orioles today announced that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with NewsRadio 910 WSBA to return as the club's radio affiliate in York, Pennsylvania. WSBA Radio also broadcast Orioles games in central Pennsylvania from 1988 through 2006. WSBA will air regular season games and select spring training games beginning in March. Orioles fans will also hear game highlights, team reports and player interviews

Orioles Name Minor League Managers, Coaches and Staff

The Orioles today announced the coaching staffs for their eight minor league affiliates for the 2010 season. GARY ALLENSON is back for his fifth season in the organization and will manage Triple-A Norfolk for the fourth season after guiding the Tides to a 71-71 record in 2009. MIKE GRIFFIN, who pitched for the 1987 Orioles, will serve as pitching coach for the third consecutive season

Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Winter Caravan & NatsFest

The Washington Nationals today announced the schedule for their 2010 Winter Caravan when members of the Washington Nationals will tour the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from January 27 to Saturday, January 30, and conclude with the second annual NatsFest at Nationals Park on Sunday, January 31. Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman, Players Brian Bruney, Matt Capps, Tyler Clippard, Adam Dunn, Danny Espinosa, John Lannan, Nyjer Morgan,

Nationals Sign Closer Matt Capps

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent right-handed closer Matt Capps. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Capps signs with Washington after going 19-19 with 29 holds, 67 saves and a 3.61 ERA in 271 appearances spanning five seasons (2005-09) with Pittsburgh. Capps completes his Pirates career ranked sixth on Pittsburgh's all-time saves list. Since seizing the Pirates' closer role

The Washington Nationals Name Andrew Feffer Chief Operating Officer

The Washington Nationals today announced that Andrew C. Feffer has been named Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all revenue generating and non-baseball operations, according to Nationals President Stan Kasten. Feffer most recently served as COO for NFL PLAYERS, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. During his three-year tenure with NFL PLAYERS, Feffer developed the players' marketing, sponsorship, licensing, television,

Ben Goessling Joins MASN as Nationals Reporter

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, has announced that well-known Washington sports journalist and personality Ben Goessling has joined the network as a full-time reporter, blogger and on-air contributor. Goessling will cover the Nationals for MASNsports.com, the premier online destination for Nationals fans, beginning on January 11th. A trusted and reliable source for the most up-to-date Nationals news, Goessling will continue writing about

Nationals Agree to Terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on Minor League Deals

The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with first baseman Josh Whitesell and infielder Eric Bruntlett on 2010 minor-league contracts that include invitations to big league Spring Training. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Whitesell returns to his original organization, as he was drafted by the Expos in the sixth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. The left-handed

Orioles Sign INF Garrett Atkins

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent INF GARRETT ATKINS to a one-year contract for 2010, with a club option for the 2011 season. Atkins, 30, is a career .298 hitter over seven major league seasons, all with Colorado. In 2006, Atkins set career highs with a .329 average, 48 doubles, 25 home runs and 120 RBI. He helped the Rockies to

Nationals Sign All-Star Right-Hander Jason Marquis to Two-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marquis joins the Nationals after going 15-13 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts for Colorado last season. Marquis matched Ubaldo Jimenez for the Rockies team lead in wins and starts, and his career-high 216.0 innings ranked eighth in the

MASN to televise Nationals press conference live at 2:30 pm Tuesday

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will carry the team's Tuesday afternoon press conference announcing the signing of Jason Marquis. Coverage begins live at 2:30 pm from Nationals Park with MASN's Johnny Holliday, host of Nats Xtra. Fans can also check MASNsports.com in the afternoon for video highlights and interviews from the conference.

Orioles Sign LHP Mike Gonzalez

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent LHP MIKE GONZALEZ to a two-year contract through the 2011 season. Gonzalez, 31, went 5-4 with 10 saves and a 2.42 ERA (74.1IP, 20ER) in 80 games for the Braves in 2009. Gonzalez held opponents to a .209 (56-268) batting average in 2009 and held left-handed batters to a .194 (19-98) average. His 80 appearances,

Washington Nationals Announce Individual Ticket Prices for 2010

The Washington Nationals today announced individual ticket prices for the 2010 season at Nationals Park -offering fans one of the best game day experiences in Major League Baseball at affordable prices. The team's new and exciting roster is sure to provide many entertaining days and nights in NatsTown, where individual tickets will still be available for as low as $5 on game day. Fans will

Nationals Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Scott Olsen to One-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a one-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olsen went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals in 2009, his first season in Washington. Olsen is 33-41 with a 4.77 ERA in 113 career big league games/112 starts spanning five seasons with Washington

Nationals Sign 14-Time All-Star Catcher Ivan Rodriguez to Two-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals today signed catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. One of baseball's all-time best two-way catchers, Rodriguez owns an extensive hardware collection anchored by a record 13 Gold Gloves--among catchers, only Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench (10) earned more than seven--and seven Silver Sluggers, a tally trumped by only Mike Piazza (10).

MASN to televise Nationals press conference live at 1 pm

(Washington, D.C.) -- MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will carry the team's Friday press conference announcing the signing of Ivan Rodriguez. Coverage begins live at 1 pm from Nationals Park. Fans can also check MASNsports.com in the afternoon for video highlights and interviews from the conference.

Statement from MASN on the Departure of Buck Martinez

Statement from MASN spokesman Todd Webster on Buck Martinez leaving MASN: "MASN appreciates Buck's years of service to MASN and the Orioles, and we wish him the best in Toronto. He is a true professional whose insights and experiences have enlightened and entertained Orioles fans for seven years. While we will miss his energy and expertise during our broadcasts, we recognize his unique opportunity to

Orioles Select Two in Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles today selected two minor league players in the Rule 5 Draft, including LHP BEN SNYDER from the San Francisco Giants organization in the Major League phase of the draft. Following the draft, the Orioles traded Snyder to the Texas Rangers to complete Wednesday's trade which sent RHP KEVIN MILLWOOD to Baltimore in exchange for RHP CHRIS RAY. With the trade, the Orioles have

Nationals Select Four Players in Rule 5 Draft & Trade Top Selection to Yankees to Complete Deal for Brian Bruney

The Washington Nationals today selected four players in Major League Baseball's Rule 5 Draft and traded their top selection to the New York Yankees to complete Monday's deal for right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney. Prior to today's Draft, Washington unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Zack Segovia. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals selected outfielder Jamie Hoffmann from the Los

Orioles Acquire RHP Kevin Millwood from Texas Rangers

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP KEVIN MILLWOOD and an undisclosed amount of cash from the Texas Rangers in exchange for RHP CHRIS RAY and a player to be named later. Millwood, 34, was 13-10 with a 3.67 ERA (198.2IP, 81ER) in 31 starts for Texas in 2009. Millwood's 3.67 ERA in 2009 was eighth-best among American League pitchers. In 13 major

Nationals Acquire Right-Handed Reliever Brian Bruney from Yankees

The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named. To make room on the roster, the Nationals unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Saul Rivera. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Bruney joins the Nationals after going 5-0 with 14 holds and a 3.92 ERA in 44 appearances

MASN To Launch MASN2 HD for 2010

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles, will launch a high definition overflow channel beginning in the spring of 2010, the network announced today. The launch of MASN2 HD will allow the network to televise every Orioles and Nationals game live and in high-def throughout the season. The majority of MASN's cable and satellite affiliates will be prepared to carry

Nationals Announce 2010 Minor League Coordinators and Field Staffs

The Washington Nationals today named their minor league coordinators, managers, coaches and trainers for the 2010 season. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Nationals Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. Trent Jewett, 45, will manage Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. He returns for his

Washington Nationals Name Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager

The Washington Nationals today named Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A scout for well over 40 years, Phil Rizzo joins his ninth franchise--the Nationals--and his son for the second time. Mike and Phil worked together for seven seasons (1999-2005) with Arizona, where Phil was a Diamondbacks Special Assignment Scout. While

Nationals Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Washington Nationals today announced their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Florida-based portion of the Nationals' spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15

MASN to Televise FCS Playoffs on Saturday

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise the Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs on Saturday, December 5th. The Division 1-AA Quarterfinals will include a noon game between William & Mary and Southern Illinois and an evening matchup between Appalachian State and Richmond at 7 p.m. Both games will be carried live on MASN. In his 30th season with William & Mary, head coach

Orioles Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule

The Orioles will open their first season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday, March 3, the first of 16 home games the club will play as part of their 2010 spring schedule. Next year will be the first time the club has trained in Sarasota since 1995. The team spent the last 14 seasons in

MASN to Sponsor and Televise Shriver's 24th Annual BCF Tennis Challenge

(Baltimore, MD) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise Pam Shriver's 24th Annual BCF Tennis Challenge at 1st Mariner Arena on December 9th. MASN's exclusive production will air on December 15th at 8:00 p.m. in high definition on MASN HD with six additional replays throughout December. The annual BCF Tennis Challenge showcases the sport's brightest stars as they compete in

Markakis, Dempsey to Participate in Holiday Events

Nick & Christina Markakis to Light Washington Monument for Holiday Season this Thursday Orioles right fielder NICK MARKAKIS and his wife CHRISTINA will participate in "A Monumental Occasion," the 38th annual lighting of the Washington Monument, this Thursday, December 3 in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood. Nick and Christina will flip the switch to illuminate the Monument, marking the start of the holiday season in the

Padres Claim RHP Radhames Liz Off Waivers; LHP Chris Waters Outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk

The Orioles today announced that RHP RADHAMES LIZ has been claimed off of waivers by the San Diego Padres. Liz, 26, appeared in two games for the Orioles in 2009, allowing 10 earned runs in 1.1 innings of work. In eight starts for Double-A Bowie, Liz was 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA (48.0IP, 14ER) and in 17 games (six starts) for Triple-A Norfolk, Liz was

Granderson, Zimmerman Among 'All Stars Helping Kids' Winners for 2010 Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Tigers outfielder and Nationals third baseman Join World Champions Venus Williams and Lauryn Williams, NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard and Dirk Nowitzki, NFL star Justin Tuck on "Dream Team For Public Service" SAN FRANCISCO (November 23, 2009) - Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson and Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman are among 10 "Dream Team for Public Service" winners from among 53 nominees selected for the

Orioles Claim CA Craig Tatum Off Waivers from Cincinnati; LHP Chris Waters designated for assignment

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed CA CRAIG TATUM off of waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. Tatum, 26, batted .239 (51-213) with three home runs and 21 RBI in 64 games for Triple-A Louisville in 2009. He appeared in 26 games for Cincinnati, batting .162 (11-68) with one home run and six RBI. The Reds' third round pick in 2004, Tatum was rated

Nationals Name 2010 Coaching Staff

The Washington Nationals today announced that hitting coach Rick Eckstein, pitching coach Steve McCatty and third base coach Pat Listach will return in the same roles in 2010. The club also named John McLaren bench coach, Jim Lett bullpen coach and Dan Radison first-base coach. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Field Manager Jim Riggleman made the joint announcement. Eckstein

Nationals Select the Contracts of RHP Juan Jaime, LHP Atahualpa Severino & LHP Aaron Thompson

The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime, left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino and left-handed pitcher Aaron Thompson. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jaime went 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) last season with Vermont of the Single-A New York-Penn League and Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League. The 22-year-old

Nationals Name Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager

The Washington Nationals today named Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A former World Series winning player and manager, Johnson joins the Nationals after managing Team USA to a semi-finals berth in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Johnson has managed or coached five Team USA professional squads since 2005, including the

Orioles Add Six to 40-Man Roster

The Orioles today announced that they have added right-handed pitchers BRANDON ERBE and LUIS LEBRON and infielders JOSH BELL, PEDRO FLORIMON, RHYNE HUGHES and BRANDON SNYDER to their 40-man Major League roster. Erbe, 21, went 5-4 with a 2.70 ERA in 18 starts between rookie-level Aberdeen and Double-A Bowie. The Orioles' third round pick in 2005, Erbe is a product of Baltimore's McDonogh High School.

MASN Announces Extensive NCAA Hoops Package

MASN Announces Extensive NCAA Hoops Package Network will televise nearly 200 NCAA games in 2009-2010 season (Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise nearly 200 college basketball games this season. The extensive lineup includes regional favorites, 12 conferences, 19 women's games, 12 Big East Games of the Week in HD, the BB&T Classic including a feature game between

Nick & Christina Markakis to Distribute Turkeys for Thanksgiving for Maryland Families in Need

Orioles right fielder NICK MARKAKIS and his wife CHRISTINA will join the Maryland Food Bank this Saturday, November 21, from 11:00 a.m. - noon and help distribute frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving to pre-registered Marylanders in need. The turkeys were purchased using money donated by Orioles fans at the team's annual Food Drive earlier this year. The distribution will take place at Grace African Methodist Episcopal

Nationals Add Bryan Minniti and Jay Sartori to Front Office

The Washington Nationals today named Bryan Minniti Assistant General Manager and Jay Sartori Director of Baseball Operations. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Minniti joins the Nationals after spending the previous nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the last two as their Director of Baseball Operations. With the Pirates, Minniti's focuses included rules compliance, transactions, budgeting and contract negotiations.

Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman Earns First Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman today was named the recipient of the 2009 National League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger for third basemen. The Silver Slugger citation is the first of Zimmerman's career. Zimmerman enjoyed a breakout season at the plate in 2009, hitting .292 (178-for-610) with 37 doubles, a career-high 33 home runs, 106 RBI and a career-best 110 runs scored in 157 games.

Nationals Name Jim Riggleman Field Manager

The Washington Nationals today named Jim Riggleman field manager. Nationals President Stan Kasten and Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the joint announcement. Riggleman will return in 2010 after posting a 33-42 (.440) record upon assuming the Nationals' helm on July 13. Riggleman's Nationals displayed marked improvement in extra-inning (3-1), one-run (13-9) and NL East (17-16) contests despite having a rookie

MASN to Televise Nationals Press Conference Live at 2:30 p.m.

MASN, the television home of the Washington Nationals, will televise the team's press conference today at 2:30 p.m. live. The Nationals are expected to announce the team's field manager. MASN's live coverage will be hosted by Byron Kerr.

Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman Earns First Rawlings Gold Glove Award

NATIONALS THIRD BASEMAN RYAN ZIMMERMAN EARNS FIRST RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE AWARD Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman today was named the recipient of the 2009 National League Rawlings Gold Glove for third basemen. The defensive citation is the first of Zimmerman's career. Zimmerman led all National League third baggers this season in total chances (MLB-best 459), assists (MLB-high 325), range factor per game (2.97) and

Adam Jones Receives First Career Gold Glove

Earlier today, Rawlings announced that Orioles CF ADAM JONES is one of this year's American League Gold Glove Award recipients for defensive excellence in the outfield. The award, the first of Jones' career, culminates a season in which the 24-year-old was also named to his first All-Star team and set new career-highs in nine offensive categories, including average, hits, runs and RBI. Jones is the

MASN Honors Veterans at the BB&T Classic

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the Official Cable Network of the annual BB&T Classic, will honor the service of America's veterans by providing more than one thousand complimentary tickets to this year's BB&T Classic for servicemen and women. As it has done for the past two seasons, MASN will make the tickets available to active duty and retired military personnel with a valid Military I.D. (Click

Orioles Claim RHP Armando Gabino Off Waivers from Minnesota Twins

The Orioles today announced that they have claimed RHP ARMANDO GABINO off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins. Gabino, 26, went 6-4 with three saves and a 2.94 ERA (98.0IP, 32ER) in 38 games (seven starts) with Triple-A Rochester in 2009. He is 22-19 with a 3.41 ERA (390.2IP, 148ER) in 192 career minor league games. Gabino appeared in two games for the Twins this

MASN to Televise Nine Georgetown Basketball Games

(Washington D.C.) - MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the official network of the Georgetown Hoyas, will televise nine Georgetown men's basketball games this season. The first televised game will feature the Hoyas as they host Lafayette at the Verizon Center live at 12:00 p.m. on November 28th. Throughout the season, MASN will televise Georgetown match-ups with local schools like Mount St.

Nationals Claim Left-Handed Reliever Doug Slaten Off Waivers from Arizona

The Washington Nationals today claimed left-handed reliever Doug Slaten off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Slaten, who stands 6-foot-5, is 3-5 with 13 holds and a 3.68 ERA in 126 career big league appearances with Arizona spanning four seasons (2006-2009). During his four-year big league career, Slaten has suffered just one blown save,

Nationals Name Former White Sox GM Ron Schueler Special Advisor to the General Manager; Promote Bill Singer to Director of Pro Scouting

The Washington Nationals today named Ron Schueler Special Advisor to the General Manager. The Nationals also promoted Bill Singer to Director of Professional Scouting. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. A 42-year baseball veteran, Schueler joins the Nationals after serving the previous two seasons as Senior Advisor of Player Personnel for the San Francisco Giants. Schueler is perhaps best

MASN to Televise Exclusive Wake Forest vs. East Carolina Basketball Game

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will provide the exclusive telecast of the East Carolina vs. Wake Forest men's basketball game on November 15th at 2 p.m. live from the Greensboro Coliseum, home of the 2010 ACC tournament. The game is part of MASN's continued partnership with East Carolina University, which brings the ECU Pirates to millions of viewers throughout

Orioles Outright Three

The Orioles today announced that they have outrighted RHPs ALFREDO SIMON (reinstated from 60-day DL) and BOB McCRORY and LHP RICH HILL (reinstated from 60-day DL) to Triple-A Norfolk after all three cleared waivers, removing them from the 40-man roster. Simon, 28, went 0-1 with a 9.95 ERA (6.1IP, 7ER) in two starts for the Orioles. He left his second start on April 14 at

Orioles Name Jeff Datz Bench Coach

The Orioles today announced that they have hired JEFF DATZ as Major League Bench Coach. Datz spent the past eight seasons on the Major League coaching staff for the Cleveland Indians, including four seasons as the Bench Coach. The 2010 season will be Datz's 29th in professional baseball. After a nine-year career as a player, which included a Major League stint with the Detroit Tigers

Sarasota, Orioles to Hold Free Family FanFest on Nov. 14 at Ed Smith Stadium to Celebrate Team's Arrival

In celebration of their new spring training home, the Baltimore Orioles will join with The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau to host Orioles Family FanFest--a free event for the entire community--at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, November 14 from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. The afternoon will feature autograph sessions with current and former Orioles players, Orioles giveaways, fan forums,

Nationals Add Casey McKeon and Jay Robertson to Front Office Staff

The Washington Nationals today named Casey McKeon Director of Player Procurement and Jay Robertson Special Assistant to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. McKeon joins the Nationals after spending the previous seven seasons with the Colorado Rockies, where he was Assistant to the General Manager to Dan O'Dowd, the Rockies Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Washington Nationals Launch Speakers Bureau Program

The Washington Nationals today announced the creation of a Speakers Bureau, intended to provide professional organizations and higher learning institutions with the opportunity to hear from Nationals Front Office Executives about the business of baseball. Nationals employees well-versed in their trade are available to speak on topics including, but not limited to, ballpark/facility operations, media relations, marketing, community outreach, broadcasting, history of baseball in Washington,

Nationals add Roy Clark, Johnny DiPuglia & Doug Harris to front office; Kris Kline named Director of Scouting

The Washington Nationals today named Roy Clark Vice President of Player Personnel, Johnny DiPuglia Director of Latin American Operations and Doug Harris Director of Player Development. The Nationals also promoted Kris Kline to Director of Scouting. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Saturday's ECU vs. Rice Homecoming Game Live Exclusively on MASN

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will televise East Carolina's Homecoming game against Rice on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. live from Greenville. The exclusive production highlights MASN's three year partnership with East Carolina University. MASN's coverage features veteran Pirates broadcaster Patrick Kinas providing play-by-play and former ECU kicker Kevin Miller, who still holds the career record for successful PATs, doing

Orioles Exercise Option for 2010 on Manager Dave Trembley's Contract

The Orioles today announced that they have exercised their option for the 2010 season on the contract of MANAGER DAVE TREMBLEY. This season is Trembley's 25th in professional baseball. He won two league titles and earned Manager of the Year awards in three leagues in 20 years managing in the minor leagues before joining the Orioles as bullpen coach and field coordinator in 2007. After

MASN to Televise Exclusive ECU vs. Rice Game Live on October 17

(Washington D.C.) -- Adding to an impressive slate of East Carolina programming this season, MASN will exclusively produce and televise ECU's Homecoming game against Rice on October 17th at 3:30 p.m. live from Greenville. This will increase to nine the number of Pirate football games being televised by MASN this year as part of the network's partnership with ECU. The exclusive MASN production will feature

MASN Announces Fall 2009 College Football Programming

MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, has announced its extensive NCAA college football line-up for the 2009 season. The network will host 46 games and nine conferences this season including some of the best football programs in the country and many local colleges and universities within MASN's seven state territory. Football action returns on Saturday with East Carolina at North Carolina.

MASN to Televise East Carolina Football

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will carry eight East Carolina Pirates football games this season, as part of a renewed partnership with the university. Beginning on September 5th with an intra-state rivalry between ECU and App State, MASN will carry 3 live Pirates games and 5 replays throughout the season. The addition of eight ECU Pirates games to MASN's

Preakness Winner Rachel Alexandra Races to Make History Live on MASN

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will carry the 56th Woodward Stakes on Saturday afternoon beginning at 5 p.m. as part of a continuing series, Saturdays at Saratoga. Three year old Rachel Alexandra, winner of eight consecutive races including the Preakness, seeks to make racing history on Saturday as the first female to win the Woodward Stakes. She will face

Saturday's Channel Lineup for MASN's Nationals, Orioles and Ravens Coverage

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN will be carrying the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens simultaneously on Saturday evening, August 29th. In the Washington, D.C. DMA, the Nationals game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals will appear on WDCW-50, as well as on WDCW-50's HD channel. Nats Xtra begins at 6:30 p.m. The Ravens preseason game against the Carolina Panthers will appear on MASN, beginning at

MASN to Carry Nationals Rizzo Promotion Press Conference Live

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) --- MASN will provide live coverage of the Nationals news conference Thursday afternoon naming Mike Rizzo general manager of the Washington Nationals. The news conference is Thursday at 4:00 p.m. and will be televised live on MASN and MASN HD. The Nationals named Rizzo acting general manager in March. Since taking the job, Rizzo acquired outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett from

MASN to Carry Nationals Strasburg Press Conference Live

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) --- MASN will provide live coverage of the Nationals news conference Friday introducing recently-signed pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The news conference is Friday at 2:00 p.m. and will be televised live on MASN and MASN HD. The Nationals reached a four-year agreement with the top selection in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. Strasburg has been called a once-in-a-generation talent who, as

MASN to Televise Three Ravens Preseason Games

(Baltimore, Md.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and the Official Cable Network of the Baltimore Ravens, has announced the network's schedule of pre-season Ravens games. Beginning on Thursday, August 13th, MASN will televise three pre-season Ravens games against the Redskins, Panthers and Falcons. MASN's first game telecast is Thursday, August 13th when the Ravens host the Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium

MASN Launches Maximum Access Fantasy Baseball Competition

(WASHINGTON D.C) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and television home of both the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, has announced a Fantasy Baseball challenge for fans throughout the second half of the baseball season on MASNsports.com. MAXIMUM ACCESS Fantasy Baseball launches today with competition beginning on Monday, August 3rd. The contest allows fans to put together their own Major League Baseball

The Source for Top Thoroughbred Racing, MASN to Premier Live Series from Saratoga

(Baltimore, MD) --- Continuing its commitment to televising the highest caliber national and local thoroughbred racing, MASN has partnered with The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) to present "Saturdays at Saratoga" beginning Saturday, August 1 at 5:00 p.m. The special live programming is the latest racing series televised by MASN, and will run for five weeks in August and September from the historic Saratoga

Jim Riggleman Teams Up with MASN

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment and television home of the Washington Nationals, announced a partnership today with Nationals' interim manager Jim Riggleman. MASN will host Riggleman's exclusive blog on MASNsports.com, the premier online destination for Nationals fans. As part of the partnership, Riggleman will write a weekly blog; he will also interact with fans by answering their questions each

MASN to Televise Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate All-Star Game

(Washington D.C.) -- MASN, the local leader in live sports entertainment, will broadcast the Mid-Atlantic Classic live on July 15th at 7 p.m. on MASN and MASN HD from the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, MD, home of the independent Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. The game, which will pit a team of 28 Valley League Stars against a team of 28 Ripken, Sr. League Stars,

MASNsports.com Teams Up with Adam Dunn

(Washington D.C.) -- Giving fans unmatched access to the Washington Nationals, MASN announced today that slugger Adam Dunn will host a new blog at MASNsports.com and participate in other interactive features as part of a new partnership with the network. Beginning soon, Dunn will start writing a monthly blog, hosting a weekly video segment, answering fan questions and participating in Wired Wednesdays on MASN for

"Battle of the Beltways" Kicks Off Friday on MASN

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The television home of both the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles, MASN returns its popular mixed broadcast booth for this weekend's "Battle of the Beltways," which begins on Friday evening when the Orioles host the Nationals for three interleague games. For two seasons, the mixed booth broadcast has earned widespread praise from fans of both teams. Play-by-play duties will be evenly

Nationals Manager Manny Acta to Speak to Area Youth in Partnership with MASN

(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, June 26th, Nationals Manager Manny Acta will speak to area youth at Boys Town Washington D.C. as part of his continuing relationship with MASN. His talk "How Life is a lot like Baseball," will offer words of inspiration to the children. Acta will also sign autographs, take pictures and distribute Nationals baseball caps to the children and youth. MASN will

Ravens Re-sign Rolle, Bouman

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed CB Samari Rolle and QB Todd Bouman to four- and one-year contracts, respectively, on Monday, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. "Samari is a proven, quality veteran corner," said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. "Even more than that, he is a quality person. We upgraded our football team." Rolle, an 11-year NFL veteran, has spent the last four seasons with

Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore Ravens and KaBOOM! Host Design Day for New Playground

WHAT: CB Domonique Foxworth from the Baltimore Ravens, Good Samaritan Hospital and organizers from KaBOOM! will host a design day for children at the hospital's Child Development Center at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8. Children from the Center will put crayon to paper and draw their dream playgrounds, which will ultimately become a reality. Elements from the children's drawings will be incorporated into the

Ravens Plan in Motion: Granting a Future in Fitness

The Baltimore Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF) is committed to improving, encouraging and enabling the healthy development of youth in the Baltimore area, as well as other parts of the state of Maryland. For the third consecutive year, the RACTF continues the Ravens Plan in Motion project, which provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying nonprofit organizations that create and/or continue programs or

Ravens Announce 2009 Preseason Schedule

The Baltimore Ravens announced their preseason schedule Monday afternoon, a slate that kicks off the 2009 campaign with consecutive home games against the Washington Redskins and New York Jets. The Ravens will host the Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Aug. 13 and then welcome the Jets on Aug. 24 for a nationally-televised contest on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Additionally, Baltimore travels to Carolina in

Ravens Sign Smith

The Baltimore Ravens signed free agent TE L.J. Smith to a 1-year contract, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Friday afternoon. "We are very pleased to add such a talented and experienced tight end," said head coach John Harbaugh. "Obviously I had the opportunity to be around L.J. for a number of years in Philadelphia, and there is a comfort level that we

Ravens/98 Rock Cheerleader Paradise Getaway

The Baltimore Ravens' second annual Swimsuit Calendar photo shoot and 98 Rock's annual Spring Fling trip have united to offer fans the ultimate escape. The DJ's of 98 Rock's Morning Show will accompany Ravens Cheerleaders and staff to the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino on the beautiful islands of the Bahamas from May 3-11 for the Ravens/98 Rock Cheerleader Paradise Getaway. Fans have

Ravens Sign Carr, Release Rolle

The Baltimore Ravens signed free agent CB Chris Carr general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday morning. "Chris is a versatile player who gives us quality depth in the secondary," said Newsome. "He has coverage skills, and he is a sound tackler willing to come up and take on the backs and the linemen blocking for those guys. He has shown that he can

Ravens and Orioles Team Up for Double-Header

Baltimore's two biggest sports franchises have teamed up to offer fans a unique double-header. The Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles have packaged together the Ravens' Spring Football Festival with an Orioles' home game against the Texas Rangers to offer fans two great events for one ticket. On Saturday, April 25, the Ravens will hold their 12th annual Spring Football Festival, presented by Verizon Wireless,

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Tryouts This Weekend

The Baltimore Ravens will host auditions for their 2009 cheerleading squad on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Downtown Athletic Club. Saturday registration will be held between 9:30-11:00 a.m. and material will be taught from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tryouts will begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and run from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. "Entering our 12th cheerleading season, we are excited,"

Ravens Agree to Terms with Lewis, Birk

The Baltimore Ravens reached agreements in principle with two Pro Bowl players Wednesday afternoon. LB Ray Lewis will remain a Raven. "We have agreed in principle on a multi-year contract that will allow Ray to finish his career as a Baltimore Raven," general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced. "From beginning to end as a Raven... Wow! To be with the same team with

Ravens Agree to Terms with Foxworth

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent CB Domonique Foxworth, general manager/executive vice president Ozzie Newsome announced Friday. Foxworth, 25, is a four-year NFL veteran who has played in 60 career games (28 starts). The 5-11, 180-pounder has totaled 177 tackles, four interceptions and 45 passes defensed during his professional career. Playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2008, Foxworth saw

Ravens Designate Suggs Franchise Player

The Baltimore Ravens this afternoon designated Terrell Suggs as a franchise player for the second year in a row. By doing this, the Ravens secure Suggs' rights for the 2009 season. "Our plan is to sign 'Sizzle' to a long-term contract. We believe our history of keeping our best players for a long time speaks for itself," general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome

Ravens Announce Player Personnel Promotions

Baltimore Ravens executive vice president/general manager Ozzie Newsome announced Wednesday afternoon that the team has promoted three longtime members of its personnel staff. Eric DeCosta has been elevated to director of player personnel, Vincent Newsome has been promoted to director of pro personnel, and Joe Hortiz has been named director of college scouting. "All of these men have been with the Baltimore Ravens for the

O.J. Brigance and Tony Siragusa to Serve as Honorary Co-Captains at AFC Championship Game

Two Ravens who earned Super Bowl rings on Baltimore's 2000 World Championship team, O.J. Brigance and Tony Siragusa, will serve as honorary co-captains at Sunday's AFC Championship game in Pittsburgh. The Ravens' director of player development, O.J. Brigance, who is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, has been an inspiration to the entire Ravens organization this season. Brigance, who played seven years at linebacker in the NFL,

Ravens Name 2008 Community Quarterback Award Winners

The Baltimore Ravens named three outstanding community volunteers as the 2008 Community Quarterback Award recipients. The award, funded by NFL Charities and the Ravens All Community Team Foundation (RACTF), recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities. The 2008 Community Quarterbacks were saluted at the Ravens' victory over the Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Dec. 7. The honorees

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have signed the following player to their active roster: Jalen Parmele (RB, 5-11, 220, Rookie, Toledo) - Parmele's bio is on page 266 of the Miami Dolphins' Media Guide. Baltimore has also placed the following player on Injured Reserve: Lamar Divens (DT, 6-3, 333, Rookie, Tennessee State) - Shoulder

"A Raven in a Pear Tree" Holiday Party This Monday

Ravens QB Joe Flacco and T Adam Terry will join assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Rex Ryan in supporting Special Olympics Maryland at "A Raven in a Pear Tree" Holiday Party this Monday, Dec. 8. Terry and Ryan are official spokespersons for the nonprofit organization which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Ravens Players Host 4th Annual Holiday Helpers Thursday (12/4)

Ravens QB Kyle Boller, WR Derrick Mason and CB Samari Rolle will host the 4th Annual Holiday Helpers event tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Pikesville Target at 6:30 p.m. In conjunction with their nonprofit charitable foundations, the players donated a total of $15,000 and will provide 55 Baltimore-area youth with gift certificates to Target. The players will join teammates, alumni and more than 40

Ravens TE Todd Heap to Visit Piney Ridge Elementary in Sykesville, MD on December 2

Heap among 34 players participating in "NFL Take a Player to School" presented by JCPenney Afterschool WHO: Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap Students from Piney Ridge Elementary WHAT: Heap will pick up 3rd grade student Zachary Owings in a limo from his house, take him to Piney Ridge Elementary, visit the Principal's office, and speak to students about the importance of good health. During

Redskins-Ravens to be NBC Sunday Night Game on December 7

The Week 14 Washington Redskins-Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday, December 7 will be played at 8:15 PM ET on NBC and the New England Patriots-Seattle Seahawks game that day will move to 4:05 PM ET on CBS, the NFL announced today. Following is the final Week 14 NFL schedule (asterisk and bold/italics represents changed game time): THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 OAKLAND AT SAN DIEGO 5:15 PM

Ravens in Our Community: 2008 Thanksgiving Efforts

Close to 20 Ravens players will be in our community this Tuesday (11/25) to provide holiday meals to families in need. Each year, the players commit to making a difference and feeding Maryland families. In addition to hosting the annual Ravens Food & Family Drive and November collection efforts, the Ravens All Community Team Foundation made a $10,000 donation to the Bea Gaddy Family Center

Ravens Host 13th Annual Family Food & Funds Drive at Sunday's Eagles Game

The Ravens will host the 13th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive prior to kickoff of Sunday's Ravens vs. Eagles game. The Lady Ravens Association, Ravens family members and M&T Bank volunteers will be stationed outside M&T Bank Stadium gates from 11 a.m. until kickoff at 1 p.m. All food and proceeds go directly to the Maryland Food Bank, which will distribute donated items

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have signed the following player: Chad Slaughter (6-8, 340, 5th-year Alcorn State) - Slaughter's bio is attached Baltimore has also waived the following player: Robert McCune (LB, 6-0, 245, 2nd-year, Louisville) CHAD SLAUGHTER No. 69 Tackle Years in NFL: 5 Ht: 6-8 Wt: 340 College: Alcorn State High School: Kimball (Dallas) Born: 6/4/78, Dallas, TX Games Played/Started: (2006, 15/6); (2005, 12/0); (2004, 10/0);

Ravens in Our Community Tuesday (11/18)

Jameel McClain Kicks Off Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Ravens rookie LB Jameel McClain will join representatives from the Salvation Army Baltimore Area Command in kicking off the Red Kettle Campaign this Tuesday at the Inner Harbor amphitheater. The Salvation Army is known for its service to society. During the holidays, more than 25,000 Salvation Army volunteers will ring bells for donations. Proceeds benefit the

Ravens Host 8th Annual All Community Team Auction Party Monday (11/17)

The Baltimore Ravens will host the 8th annual All Community Team Auction Party this Monday, Nov. 17, on the North Club Level at M&T Bank Stadium. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature light fare along with silent and live auctions. Ravens players with foundations (see list below) will be on hand to meet with All Community Team members and participate in the

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have signed the following players: Todd Bouman (QB, 6-2, 226, 10th-year, St. Cloud State) Daren Stone (S, 6-3, 215, 2nd-year, Maine) - Stone's bio is on page 247 of the 2008 Atlanta Falcons media guide Baltimore also signed the following player its practice squad: Anwar Phillips (CB, 6-0, 187, 1st-year, Penn State) - Phillips was waived off the Ravens' active roster on

Don Graef of Queen Anne's County Named Ravens High School Coach of the Week

Don Graef, head coach of the Queen Anne's County High School (Centreville, Md.) varsity football team, has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week for the ninth week of the 2008 season. Presented by Toyota, this is the 12th year of the Ravens' award program. Graef led his Lions to a 48-12 win over Easton High School on Halloween. Sitting undefeated at 9-0,

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have waived the following player: Todd Bouman (QB, 6-2, 226, 10th-year, St. Cloud State) Baltimore also signed the following player to its active roster from the practice squad: Anwar Phillips (CB, 6-0, 187, 1st-year, Penn State) - Bio is attached ANWAR PHILLIPS No. 28 Cornerback Years in NFL: 1 Ht: 6-0 Wt: 187 College: Penn State HS: Northwest (Germantown, MD) HS Born: 10/25/82

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have placed the following players on Injured Reserve: Derrick Martin (CB, 5-10, 202, 3rd-year, Wyoming) - Shoulder Demetrius Williams (WR, 6-2, 197, 3rd-year, Oregon) - Ankle Baltimore also signed the following free agent: Terrance Copper (WR, 6-0, 207, 5th-year, East Carolina) - Bio is attached Baltimore also signed the following player to the active roster from its practice squad: Steve Hauschka (K, 6-4,

Baltimore Ravens Partner with Shoppers for November Food Collection Efforts

Shoppers Food and Pharmacy joins the Baltimore Ravens this November for the 13th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive. Baltimore-area Shoppers stores will be accepting donations of canned goods and other non-perishables from Nov. 1 - 23. In 2007, the November collection effort produced more than 24,000 pounds of food. The food and proceeds went directly to the Maryland Food Bank, which distributed the

Statement from Ravens LB Terrell Suggs

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs asked the team to issue this statement today: "I've got to set the record straight about what I said about so-called bounties. I tried to explain this on Wednesday, but it keeps coming back up. "We, the players, don't pay each other to take another player out of the game. And you know coaches don't do that. As I said

Ravens Salute Maryland Volunteers through Community Quarterback Award Program

The National Football League and the Baltimore Ravens have teamed up to recognize outstanding Maryland volunteers through the NFL's Community Quarterback Awards. Funded by NFL Charities, these awards recognize community volunteers - youth and adults - who demonstrate leadership, dedication, and a commitment to bettering their communities. Charitable organizations are invited to nominate their notable volunteers for this year's Community Quarterback Awards. Individuals can also

Havre de Grace's Johnny Brooks Named Ravens High School Coach of the Week

Johnny Brooks, head coach of the Havre de Grace High School (Havre de Grace, Md.) varsity football team, has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week for the seventh week of the 2008 season. Presented by Toyota, this is the 12th year of the Ravens' award program. Brooks earned the nod after a win over Perryville Friday (10/17). The Panthers seemed intent on

Samari Rolle to Help Build Playground this Tuesday

WHO: Samari Rolle, cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens, along with volunteers from The Home Depot, organizers from the nonprofit KaBOOM! and members of the local community are joining forces to build an entire playground for the Druid Heights Community in just one day. This community playground project will provide a safe and fun place for students to play while promoting positive and healthy lifestyles. The

Ravens in Our Community Tuesday (10/21)

Karaoke at Oak Crest Retirement Community Ravens WR Derrick Mason will host the second stop on his karaoke tour this Tuesday (10/21). All residents of the Oak Crest Retirement Community will be welcomed to participate in the karaoke session. Mason will be joined by his teammates in Oak Crest's Acorn Pub serenading all in attendance with a variety of hits from a collection of over

Ravens Roster Moves

The Ravens have placed the following players on injured reserve: Marshal Yanda (G, 6-3, 310, 2nd-year, Iowa) - Knee: Yanda is expected to have surgery soon. Tavares Gooden (LB, 6-1, 235, Rookie, Miami) - Hip Baltimore also signed the following players to the active roster from its practice squad: Edgar Jones (TE, 6-3, 263, 2nd-year, Southeast Missouri) - Bio is on page 117 of the

Ogden: Ring of Honor

Jonathan Ogden, the first draft choice in Baltimore Ravens history and an 11-time Pro Bowler, will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at M&T Bank Stadium on Oct. 26. The Ring of Honor is presented by Smyth Jewelers, who will give Ogden a spectacular crystal vase and a commemorative coin to honor the occasion. The actual induction will take place at halftime of

Anthony Burgos Named Ravens High School Coach of the Week

Anthony Burgos, head coach of the Franklin (Reisterstown, Md.) varsity football team, has been named Ravens High School Coach of the Week for the sixth week of the 2008 season. Presented by Toyota, this is the 12th year of the Ravens' award program. Franklin upended Perry Hall last Friday night (10/10), 45-41. Burgos' Indians (4-2) were down to the Gators 20-10 in the second quarter,

Ravens in Our Community Tuesday (10/14)

Fitness Day at Booker T. Washington Ravens S Ed Reed will host a fitness day for students at Booker T. Washington Middle School this Tuesday (10/14). More than 500 students from Booker T. Washington and nearby Winston Middle School will take part in the fitness activities. Reed will be joined by teammates and his personal trainer Monte Sanders, and the group will teach and demonstrate

The Baltimore Ravens Kick Off 2008 "What Moves U" Program

The Baltimore Ravens, Dairy Management, Inc. and the American Heart Association (AHA) will kick off a six-week program this Tuesday (10/14) as part of the national NFL What Moves U campaign designed to promote physical fitness and healthy living among an increasingly inactive generation of children. In the fall of 2006, the NFL and the AHA launched What Moves U, a national curriculum-based program to

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