Out of the Park: Nationals family takes on football, basketball and the holiday season

Out of the Park: Nationals family takes on football, basketball and the holiday season
Happy holidays, NatsTown! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend and is getting into the holiday spirit with your favorite decorations, movies and music. I apologize for not posting an "Out of the Park" last week; I played in my dad and his friends' annual B.S. Bowl. I won't bother explaining what B.S. stands for, but I will say that I channeled my inner Sean Taylor playing safety and honored the late Redskins great on the eighth anniversary of his tragic death with two...
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Out of the Park: Crazy finishes, the "Hot Stove Show" and a thank you note

Out of the Park: Crazy finishes, the "Hot Stove Show" and a thank you note
I hope everyone enjoyed their extended weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday surrounded by friends, family and delicious food. My favorite dish from last weekend was my grandmother's chorizo stuffing, with my aunt's green bean casserole topped with crispy onions as my sleeper pick. This was actually a baseball-packed week with the non-tender deadline on Wednesday night and Winter Meetings a mere three days away. And although I'm sure you kept up with the latest news by checking out Roch...
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MASN's F.P. Santangelo to host "Nats Hot Stove Show" on 106.7 The Fan

MASN's F.P. Santangelo to host "Nats Hot Stove Show" on 106.7 The Fan
Are you missing your daily dose of F.P. Santangelo on MASN's Nationals broadcasts in the offseason? Well, you can now catch him on the radio hosting the "Nats Hot Stove Show" on 106.7 The Fan on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. The show premieres this Saturday Dec. 5, a day before the Winter Meetings convene in Nashville. Entering his sixth season as MASN's Nationals analyst, Santangelo announced his return to his radio roots on The Fan's "Chad Dukes vs. The World" afternoon program today. Each...
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Orioles acquire outfielder L.J. Hoes from Houston

Orioles acquire outfielder L.J. Hoes from Houston
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder L.J. Hoes from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Andy Wilkins has been designated for assignment. Hoes, 25, batted .295/.383/.400 with 24 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 53 RBI in 99 games with Triple-A Fresno last season, including a .375/.447/.515 slash line in 136 at-bats against left-handed pitchers. In 777 career minor league games, he has hit...
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OriolesREACH to host sixth annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota

OriolesREACH to host sixth annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota
The Founders Club will host event to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota On Monday, February 22, the Orioles will hold the sixth annual OriolesREACH Birdland Golf Classic at The Founders Club to benefit the Miracle League of Manasota, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for every person to play baseball, regardless of their ability. Registration is now open for golfers and corporate partners. The event begins with registration at 11:00 a.m., with a shotgun start set for...
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Out of the Park: A.J.'s tailgate, football games and local college rivalries

Out of the Park: A.J.'s tailgate, football games and local college rivalries
Welcome, Birdland, to the first edition of our "Out of the Park" series! In an effort to give your thumbs a break from checking social media all day, we will be bringing you the best of what your Orioles are doing away from baseball. Check back each week for the best tweets, Instagrams and interactions from the entire Orioles family, players and personalities alike! For this first edition, we've got O's talking about tailgates, football games and local college basketball rivalries. But...
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Out of the Park: Teammates congratulate Bryce Harper

Out of the Park: Teammates congratulate Bryce Harper
We know it's hard to be on your phone following your favorite Nationals on social media 24/7, so we'd like to help you out. Introducing "Out of the Park," a new series that will bring the best of what your favorite Nats players and personalities are doing away from baseball this offseason. Be sure to check back each week to catch how the Nats have stayed active on Twitter and Instagram, sometimes with each other! What better way to kick off this series than recapping how the Nationals...
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Nationals announce new medical structure

Nationals announce new medical structure
With a focus on being proactive and utilizing injury-prevention techniques, the Washington Nationals announced a new medical structure and expansion on Tuesday, with several personnel additions and changes. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. In an innovative shift, the Nationals are transitioning their medical department to one that utilizes a proactive model, with significant analytic input. This will allow the Nationals to hone in...
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Washington Nationals announce "Pitch Your Product" culinary showcase

Washington Nationals announce "Pitch Your Product" culinary showcase
Nationals launch search for the newest concession at Nationals Park The Nationals are giving local vendors and restaurants the chance to pitch their culinary concepts to be sold at Nationals Park during the 2016 season, offering businesses from D.C., Maryland and Virginia the exciting opportunity to have their product featured at a Major League ballpark. "We are always looking for opportunities to offer a greater variety of local culinary flavors at Nationals Park," said Valerie Camillo,...
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Manny Machado earns second career Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Manny Machado earns second career Rawlings Gold Glove Award
Earlier tonight, Rawlings announced that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been named the 2015 American League Gold Glove Award recipient for defensive excellence at third base. Machado led all American League third basemen in total chances (488), double plays (38), range factor per 9.0 innings (3.09), and range factor per game (3.01) in 2015. He also ranked second in assists (337) and putouts (132), as well as fourth in zone rating (.810). Machado was the only player in Major League...
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Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos named Rawlings Gold Glove finalists

Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos named Rawlings Gold Glove finalists
The finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced Thursday by Rawlings Sports, and for the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Nationals have two players among the honorees. Right fielder Bryce Harper and catcher Wilson Ramos were named finalists at their respective positions, the first such honor for each player. The awards will be announced on Tuesday, November 10, on ESPN. Harper is up against strong competition for the award, facing off against St. Louis Cardinals right...
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Bob Carpenter nominated for call of controversial moment in Max Scherzer's near perfect game

Bob Carpenter nominated for call of controversial moment in Max Scherzer's near perfect game
It was one of the most controversial moments - not just in the Nationals' 2015 season, but in the team's history - and MASN's Bob Carpenter has been recognized for his efforts in bringing it to you. Carpenter has been nominated for the Esurance MLB Award for his call of when Pirates pinch-hitter Jose Tabata was hit in the elbow with a two-out, two-strike pitch in the ninth inning of Max Scherzer's near-perfect game. Scherzer was coming off a one-hitter in Milwaukee on June 16, when he...
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Gary Thorne nominated for MLB Award for golf-like call

Gary Thorne nominated for MLB Award for golf-like call
Watch out, Jim Nantz - Gary Thorne can call golf, too. Since 2007, Thorne has been well known for his "Goodbye, home run!" and "Mercy" calls on MASN's Orioles broadcasts. But it is his quiet golf-like TV call of an Adam Jones double that has Thorne nominated for an Esurance MLB Award. Most baseball fans will remember the Orioles' 8-2 win over the White Sox on April 29 for being played in an empty Camden Yards due to security concerns following the civil unrest in Baltimore. But O's fans...
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Orioles claim right-hander Vance Worley off waivers

Orioles claim right-hander Vance Worley off waivers
The Orioles today announced that they have claimed right-hander Vance Worley off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, right-hander Jorge Rondon has been designated for assignment. Worley, 28, went 4-6 with a 4.02 ERA (71.2IP, 32ER) in 23 games (eight starts) with the Pirates in 2015. He posted a 2.83 ERA (28.2IP, 9ER) and held opponents to a .236 batting average over his 15 appearances as a reliever. In 104 career major league games (81 starts) over...
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Tonight's Orioles-Yankees game postponed due to rain; split-admission doubleheader tomorrow at 12:05 & 7:05 p.m.

Tonight's Orioles-Yankees game postponed due to rain; split-admission doubleheader tomorrow at 12:05 & 7:05 p.m.
Tonight's game between the Orioles and New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain and tonight's forecast and will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader on Saturday, October 3, at 12:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets for today's game marked October 2 will be honored for the 12:05 p.m. game on October 3. Gates for the 12:05 p.m. game will open at 10:30 a.m., while parking lots will open at 10:00 a.m. Gate times for the 7:05 p.m....
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Chris Davis named 2015 Most Valuable Oriole

Chris Davis named 2015 Most Valuable Oriole
The Orioles today announced that Chris Davis has been voted the winner of the 2015 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 Sunday's regular season finale against the New York Yankees. Davis enters play today leading the Major Leagues with 45 home runs, ranking fourth with 112 RBI, and ninth in slugging percentage (.549). His 45 homers are the...
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Opposite dugout: Mets try to clinch NLDS home field advantage in final series vs. Nationals

Opposite dugout: Mets try to clinch NLDS home field advantage in final series vs. Nationals
Manager: Terry Collins (5th season) Record: 89-70 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: CF Yoenis Cespedes (.287/.336/.610 with 17 HR, 44 RBIs), 2B Daniel Murphy (.284 with 14 HR, 73 RBIs), 1B Lucas Duda (27 HR, 73 RBIs), RF Curtis Granderson (25 HR, 69 RBIs), RHP Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.60 ERA), RHP Matt Harvey (13-7, 2.80 ERA), RHP Jeurys Familia (42 saves, 1.87 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 10-6 Pitching probables: Oct. 2: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. RHP Noah Syndergaard, 7:10 p.m., MASN2 Oct. 3: RHP...
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Thursday's Orioles-Blue Jays game rescheduled to being at 12:05 p.m.

Thursday's Orioles-Blue Jays game rescheduled to being at 12:05 p.m.
Tomorrow's game time has been changed due to impending inclement weather After monitoring the National Weather Service reports and consulting with the Commissioner's Office, tomorrow's game between the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will be rescheduled from 7:05 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. ET in anticipation of inclement weather across the Mid-Atlantic region. All ballpark gates will open at 11:00 a.m., and parking lots will open at 10:00 a.m. Fans with tickets who are unable to attend Thursday's...
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Opposite dugout: Blue Jays looking to wrap up AL East against Orioles

Opposite dugout: Blue Jays looking to wrap up AL East against Orioles
Manager: John Gibbons (8th season) Record: 90-65 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: 3B Josh Donaldson (.299/.373/.578 with 41 HR, 122 RBIs), RF Jose Bautista (.259/.374/.539 with 39 HR, 110 RBIs), 1B Edwin Encarnacion (35 HR and 105 RBIs), LHP David Price (18-5, 2.45 ERA), RHP Marco Estrada (13-8, 3.13 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 9-6 Pitching probables: Sept. 28: RHP Marco Estrada vs. RHP Chris Tillman, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Sept. 29: RHP Marcus Stroman vs. RHP Miguel Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m., MASN2...
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Nationals honor first baseman Jose Marmolejos, right-hander Austin Voth and right-hander Austen Williams

Nationals honor first baseman Jose Marmolejos, right-hander Austin Voth and right-hander Austen Williams
The Washington Nationals today named first baseman Jose Marmolejos their Minor League Player of the Year and right-handed pitcher Austin Voth their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The club also named right-handed pitcher Austen Williams the recipient of the third-annual Bob Boone Award. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Vice President of Player Personnel Bob Boone, Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Player Development and Pro Scouting...
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