Nationals recall catcher Pedro Severino, place catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list

Nationals recall catcher Pedro Severino, place catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list
The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Pedro Severino from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and placed catcher Wilson Ramos on the bereavement list. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Severino, 22, joins the Nationals for his first major league assignment of the season. A defensive standout behind the plate, Severino is currently hitting .244 in 13 games with Triple-A Syracuse. Severino joined the Nationals' big league club in August, 2015,...
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Orioles reinstate right-hander Kevin Gausman from disabled list, option infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk

Orioles reinstate right-hander Kevin Gausman from disabled list, option infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk
The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated right-hander Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk. Gausman, 25, was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 3 (retroactive to March 25) with a right shoulder strain. He made three rehab starts with high Single-A Frederick, Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, striking out 19 over 11 innings. In his final rehab appearance on April 20 with the Tides, Gausman struck out nine...
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Orioles claim right-hander David Hale off waivers from Colorado

Orioles claim right-hander David Hale off waivers from Colorado
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander David Hale off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Hale has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk. Hale, 28, pitched in two games for the Rockies this season and also made two starts for Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 1.50 ERA (1 ER/6.0 IP) with the Isotopes. In 66 career major league appearances (20 starts), he has gone 10-10 with a 4.48 ERA (89 ER/178.2 IP). Originally selected by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2009...
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Orioles encourage fans to "Vote Orange" and send O's players to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game

Orioles encourage fans to "Vote Orange" and send O's players to the 2016 MLB All-Star Game
The Orioles today announced that fans can begin voting to send Orioles players to the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego, Calif. This year, the Orioles are encouraging fans to vote early, vote often and "Vote Orange." MLB All-Star Game balloting will once again take place exclusively online at orioles.com/voteorange. Fans can cast their votes for Orioles players up to 35 times per email address with a maximum of five votes in a 24-hour period. Each fan who votes a minimum...
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Opposite dugout: Rays trying to take advantage of early AL East-heavy schedule

Opposite dugout: Rays trying to take advantage of early AL East-heavy schedule
Manager: Kevin Cash (2nd season) Record: 8-10 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 2B Logan Forsythe (.303/.370/.545 with 8 RBIs), RF Steven Souza Jr. (.291/.339/.600 with 5 HR, 11 RBIs), DH Corey Dickerson (5 HR, 9 RBIs), LHP Matt Moore (1-1, 3.60 ERA), RHP Erasmo Ramirez (4-1, 1.69 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 0-2 Pitching probables: April 25: RHP Kevin Gasuman vs. RHP Chris Archer, 7:10 p.m., MASN April 26: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi, 7:10 p.m., MASN2 April 27: RHP Chris Tillman...
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Orioles to host Autism Awareness Night on April 29

Orioles to host Autism Awareness Night on April 29
Special ticket offer allows fans to support Autism Speaks In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, the Orioles, OriolesREACH, and major league baseball are partnering with Autism Speaks to host Autism Awareness Night on Friday, April 29, when the Orioles host the Chicago White Sox at 7:05 p.m. ET. Discounted Upper Reserve tickets are available for purchase at www.orioles.com/autism, and $5 for every ticket sold through the site will benefit Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism...
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Nationals homestand highlights April 22-28

Nationals homestand highlights April 22-28
Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Minnesota Twins (April 22-24) & Philadelphia Phillies (April 26-28) The upcoming homestand includes complimentary tickets for military service members, a giveaway item featuring Racing President Teddy and a visit from a NASA astronaut. There will also be several fun family activities, including Kids Opening Day, Scout Day and a celebration of Screech's birthday. As always, the Budweiser Terrace will feature daily happy hour specials, including...
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Opposite dugout: Struggling Twins return to D.C. for real

Opposite dugout: Struggling Twins return to D.C. for real
Manager: Paul Molitor (2nd season) Record: 5-11 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 1B Joe Mauer (.339/.472/.482 with 5 RBIs), 3B Tevor Plouffe (.302/.333/.535 with 6 RBIs), DH/1B Byung Ho Park (4 HR, 5 RBIs), RHP Ervin Santana (0-1, 3.15 ERA, 18 K) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (1-2 in 2013) Pitching probables: April 22: RHP Kyle Gibson vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m., MASN April 23: RHP Phil Hughes vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 1:05 p.m., MASN April 24: RHP Ervin Santana vs. RHP Stephen...
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Nationals Patriotic Series & Military Branch Days return

Nationals Patriotic Series & Military Branch Days return
Nationals to offer complimentary tickets to service members on Wednesday, April 27 to celebrate Military Appreciation Day The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 27. To pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the U.S. military, the Nationals will offer complimentary tickets to military service members and their families for...
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Opposite dugout: Blue Jays return to Baltimore, where they clinched AL East in 2015

Opposite dugout: Blue Jays return to Baltimore, where they clinched AL East in 2015
Manager: John Gibbons (9th season) Record: 7-7 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 3B Josh Donaldson (.309/.377/.691 with 5 HR, 13 RBIs), DH Edwin Encarnacion (.309/.339/.455), RF Jose Bautista (.289/.458/.622 with 10 RBIs), RHP Marco Estrada (1-1, 2.77 ERA), RHP Roberto Osuna (4 saves, 3.00 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (11-8 in 2015) Pitching probables: April 19: RHP Marcus Stroman vs. RHP Mike Wright, 7:05 p.m., MASN April 20: RHP R.A. Dickey vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, 7:05 p.m.,...
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Opposite dugout: Young talent showing signs of Phillies' improvement

Opposite dugout: Young talent showing signs of Phillies' improvement
Manager: Pete Mackanin (2nd season) Record: 5-5 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 1B Ryan Howard (3 HR, 6 RBIs), 3B Maikel Franco (.333/.405/.576 with 2 HR, 5 RBIs), 2B Cesar Hernandez (.294/.314/.382), RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-0, 11 K, 1.54 ERA), RHP Jeanmar Gomez (4 saves, 1.80 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (7-12 in 2015) Pitching probables: April 15: RHP Joe Ross vs. RHP Jeremy Hellickson, 7:05 p.m., MASN April 16: RHP Max Scherzer vs. RHP Aaron Nola, 7:05 p.m., MASN April...
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Orioles announce Mother's Day and Father's Day Catch on the Field events for fans

Orioles announce Mother's Day and Father's Day Catch on the Field events for fans
Mother's Day Catch on the Field tickets on sale this Friday at 11 a.m. The Orioles today announced that they will host a special Catch on the Field opportunity for parents and their children on both Mother's Day and Father's Day this season. The Mother's Day Catch on the Field will take place on Sunday, May 8, prior to the 1:35 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics, while the Father's Day Catch on the Field will be on Sunday, June 19, prior to the 1:35 p.m. game against the Toronto Blue...
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Opposite dugout: Red Sox hoping big spending leads to big turnaround of fortune

Opposite dugout: Red Sox hoping big spending leads to big turnaround of fortune
Manager: John Farrell (4th season) Record: 3-2 Last 10 games: 3-2 Who to watch: DH David Ortiz (2 HR, 5 RBIs, .294/.368/.765), 1B Hanley Ramirez (10 hits, .455/.478/.727), OF/IF Brock Holt (2 HR, 8 RBIs), LHP David Price (1-0, 3.00 ERA), RHP Craig Kimbrel (1 save, 0.00 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (8-11 in 2015) Pitching probables: April 11: RHP Yovani Gallardo vs. LHP David Price, 2:05 p.m., MASN April 12: RHP Mike Wright vs. RHP Clay Buchholz, 7:10 p.m., MASN April 13: RHP...
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Nationals homestand highlights April 9-14

Nationals homestand highlights April 9-14
Washington Nationals Homestand Highlights vs. Miami Marlins (April 9-10) & Atlanta Braves (April 11-14) SATURDAY, APRIL 9 * Ryan Zimmerman Field dedication: On Saturday, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation and representatives from Under Armour will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the brand new Ryan Zimmerman Field at Randall Recreation Center in Southwest D.C. The field will serve the...
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Opposite dugout: With Mattingly at the helm, Marlins look to contend in NL East

Opposite dugout: With Mattingly at the helm, Marlins look to contend in NL East
Manager: Don Mattingly (1st season) Record: 0-2 Last 10 games: 0-2 Who to watch: RF Giancarlo Stanton (27 HR, 67 RBIs), 2B Dee Gordon (.333/.359/.418), 1B Justin Bour (23 HR, 73 RBIs), RHP Tom Koeler (11-14, 4.08 ERA), RHP A.J. Ramos (32 saves, 2.30 ERA) Note: Statistics from 2015 Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (9-10 in 2015) Pitching probables: April 7: LHP Adam Conley vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 4:05 p.m., MASN April 9: RHP Tom Koeler vs. RHP Joe Ross, 4:05 p.m., MASN April 10: RHP...
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Nationals recall outfielder Matt den Dekker

Nationals recall outfielder Matt den Dekker
NATIONALS RECALL OF MATT DEN DEKKER, PLACE OF BEN REVERE ON 15-DAY DISABLED LIST The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed outfielder Ben Revere on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 5) with a right oblique strain. President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. den Dekker, 28, joins the Nationals before having a chance to appear in a game with Triple-A Syracuse, where he was...
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Nationals to host home opener on Thursday, April 7

Nationals to host home opener on Thursday, April 7
WASHINGTON NATIONALS TO FACE MIAMI MARLINS IN 2016 HOME OPENER ON THURSDAY The Washington Nationals will celebrate opening day and the start of the 2016 season on Thursday, April 7 at 4:05 p.m. when the team hosts the Miami Marlins. THURSDAY, APRIL 7 OPENING DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Emceed by Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster and CBS News special correspondent James Brown, the opening day pregame ceremony will include: * A moment of silence honoring first responders from the Washington...
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Orioles release right-hander Miguel Gonzalez

Orioles release right-hander Miguel Gonzalez
The Orioles today announced that right-hander Miguel Gonzalez has cleared waivers and has been given his unconditional release. With this move, the Orioles now have 37 players at major league spring training, including six non-roster invitees. Gonzalez, 31, went 9-12 with a 4.91 ERA (79 earned runs in 144 2/3 innings) in 26 starts for the Orioles in 2015. In his career with the Orioles, he went 39-33 with a 3.82 ERA (246 earned runs /580 1/3 innings) in 101 games (95 starts).
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Opposite dugout: Twins start statement season in Baltimore

Opposite dugout: Twins start statement season in Baltimore
Manager: Paul Molitor (second season) Record: 83-79 (second in AL Central in 2015) Last 10 games: Season opener Who to watch: 2B Brian Dozier (28 HR, 77 RBIs), 3B Trevor Plouffe (22 HR, 86 RBIs), 1B Joe Mauer (.265/.338/.380), RHP Kyle Gibson (11-11, 3.84 ERA), LHP Glen Perkins (3.32 ERA, 32 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (7-0 in 2015) Pitching probables: April 4: RHP Ervin Santana vs. RHP Chris Tillman, 3:05 p.m., MASN April 6: RHP Kyle Gibson vs. RHP Yovani Gallardo, 7:05...
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Nationals announce winner of Fan Choice Bobblehead on MASN

Nationals announce winner of Fan Choice Bobblehead on MASN
Drum roll, please. And the winner is ... MICHAEL A. TAYLOR! On Thursday, March 10, the Nationals gave you, the fans, 24 hours to vote for which player you wanted to see as a bobblehead to be given away at Nats Park on Sept. 9. All players on the Nationals roster who never had a Nats bobblehead or figurine before were eligible, and Natstown has spoken. Taylor beat out other fan favorites such as Tanner Roark, Jose Lobaton and Trea Turner, and was announced as the winner on MASN's "Nats Xtra"...
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