Orioles to launch "Have A Catch" campaign

Orioles to launch "Have A Catch" campaign
As part of a new, youth baseball initiative, the Orioles are encouraging fans to go outside and #HaveACatch beginning Father's Day weekend on Saturday, June 17. Expanding upon Major League Baseball's successful PLAY BALL campaign, the Orioles will launch the 'Have A Catch' campaign, a new program designed to encourage children, and fans of all ages, to go outside and enjoy a game of catch. Beginning this Saturday, the Orioles will host a week-long series of 'Have A Catch' events with...
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Orioles complete day two of 2017 First-Year Player Draft

Orioles complete day two of 2017 First-Year Player Draft
The Orioles made eight selections on Day Two of the 2017 First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday, completing rounds 3-10. After two days of the Draft, the Orioles have selected 11 players overall: six pitchers and five position players, with seven of the selections being college athletes. The Orioles selected four right-handed pitchers, two left-handed pitchers, two infielders, two outfielders, and one catcher. The Draft will conclude tomorrow, June 14, with rounds 11-40 starting at 12:00 p.m. ET.
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Nationals select eight players on second day of MLB's 2017 First-Year Player Draft

Nationals select eight players on second day of MLB's 2017 First-Year Player Draft
The Washington Nationals selected eight players on the second day of Major League Baseball's 2017 First-Year Player Draft. Nationals President of Baseball Operations & General Manager Mike Rizzo and Assistant General Manager & Vice President of Scouting Operations Kris Kline made the joint announcement. The Nationals kicked off Tuesday's action by selecting left-handed pitcher Nick Raquet out of the College of William and Mary (VA) in the third round. The hard-throwing lefty entered...
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Opposite dugout: Orioles start eight-game road trip with makeup in D.C.

Opposite dugout: Orioles start eight-game road trip with makeup in D.C.
Manager: Buck Showalter (8th season) Record: 31-26 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 2B Jonathan Schoop (.292 with 10 HR, 31 RBIs), RF Mark Trumbo (.264 with 8 HR, 29 RBIs), CF Adam Jones (.259 with 11 HR, 28 RBIs), RHP Alec Asher (2-3, 3.62 ERA), RHP Brad Brach (3.00 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 11 saves), RHP Mychal Givens (2.70 ERA, 10 holds) Season series vs. Nationals: 2-1 Pitching probables: June 8: RHP Alec Asher vs. RHP Joe Ross, 7:05 p.m., MASN Inside the Orioles: Before the Orioles head up to New...
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Opposite dugout: Nats return home from 7-2 road trip to start homestand with makeup game

Opposite dugout: Nats return home from 7-2 road trip to start homestand with makeup game
Manager: Dusty Baker (2nd season) Record: 37-21 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: 1B Ryan Zimmerman (.362/.407/.696 with 17 HR, 49 RBIs), RF Bryce Harper (.316/.427/.626 with 15 HR, 45 RBIs), 2B Daniel Murphy (.336/.386/.558 with 10 HR, 41 RBIs), RHP Joe Ross (2-2, 7.34 ERA), RHP Matt Albers (1.17 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, 5 holds) Season series vs. Orioles: 1-2 Pitching probables: June 8: RHP Alec Asher vs. RHP Joe Ross, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Inside the Nationals: The Nationals return home from a 7-2 West...
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District 34 podcast: Nats cruising through West Coast swing

District 34 podcast: Nats cruising through West Coast swing
On what is usually considered a dreaded West Coast road trip, the Nationals have cruised to a 6-1 record through the first seven games, allowing us to slide into a new episode of the District 34 podcast. Byron Kerr and I are back to recap the Nats' West Coast swing so far, in which they are outscoring their opponents 44-29 over a three-game sweep of the Giants, winning two out of three against the Athletics and winning the opener versus the Dodgers. The lineup is slugging, the pitchers are...
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Nationals select contract of outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn

Nationals select contract of outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn
The Washington Nationals selected the contract of outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn from Triple-A Syracuse on Monday and placed outfielder Jayson Werth on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot contusion, retroactive to June 4. Additionally, right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin was designated for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Raburn, 36, joins the Nationals for his first Major League assignment of the season. The...
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Opposite dugout: Red Sox, Orioles renew rivalry with four-game set in Baltimore

Opposite dugout: Red Sox, Orioles renew rivalry with four-game set in Baltimore
Manager: John Farrell (5th season) Record: 29-23 Last 10 games: 8-2 Who to watch: RF Mookie Betts (.271 with 9 HR, 32 RBIs), SS Xander Bogaerts (.337/.393/.471), CF Andrew Benintendi (5 HR, 27 RBIs), LHP Chris Sale (6-2, 2.77 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 110 Ks), LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (4-1, 2.77 ERA), RHP Craig Kimbrel (0.75 ERA, 15 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 4-5 Pitching probables: June 1: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez vs. LHP Wade Miley, 7:05 p.m., MASN June 2: RHP Rick Porcello vs. RHP Alec Asher, 7:05...
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Orioles to auction Memorial Day jerseys & caps to benefit the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation

Orioles to auction Memorial Day jerseys & caps to benefit the Fort Meade Alliance Foundation
Throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend, all Orioles uniformed personnel will wear ripstop woodland camouflage-designed jerseys and caps on the road and at home. The Memorial Day jerseys and caps will also feature five stars to represent the five branches of the military. The Orioles will wear a gray road version of the jersey on Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, while visiting the Houston Astros, and a home white version of the jersey on Monday, May 29, when they host the New York...
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Orioles to host "Birdland Social" presented by GBMC HealthCare featuring Brad Brach and Dan Duquette on June 20

Orioles to host "Birdland Social" presented by GBMC HealthCare featuring Brad Brach and Dan Duquette on June 20
The Orioles will host "Birdland Social," a Social Media Night event presented by GBMC HealthCare, on Tuesday, June 20, prior to the 7:05 p.m. game against the Cleveland Indians. The exclusive pregame party will take place on the center field Roof Deck with 250 of the Orioles' most engaged social media followers. The event will include question-and-answer sessions with Orioles 2016 All-Star reliever Brad Brach (@BradBrach) and Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan...
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Opposite dugout: First-place Astros aim to continue dominance over Orioles

Opposite dugout: First-place Astros aim to continue dominance over Orioles
Manager: A.J. Hinch (3rd season) Record: 32-16 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 2B Jose Altuve (.298/.367/.494 with 7 HR, 22 RBIs, 9 SB), RF Josh Reddick (.281 with 6 HR, 20 RBIs), LF Marwin Gonzalez (11 HR, 28 RBIs), LHP Dallas Keuchel (7-0, 1.84 ERA, 0.864 WHIP), RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (5-1, 2.43 ERA), RHP Ken Giles (3.26 ERA, 13 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (6-1 in 2016) Pitching probables: May 26: RHP Kevin Gausman vs. RHP Joe Musgrove, 8:10 p.m., MASN2 May 27: LHP Wade...
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Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross

Nationals recall right-hander Joe Ross
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joe Ross from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday and optioned outfielder Brian Goodwin to Triple-A Syracuse. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Ross, 24, who will start for Washington on Tuesday night vs. Seattle, joins the Nationals for his second Major League assignment of the season. The right-hander returns to the Major Leagues on the heels of two strong outings with Triple-A...
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Opposite dugout: Mariners historically don't fare well in rare interleague series vs. Nats

Opposite dugout: Mariners historically don't fare well in rare interleague series vs. Nats
Manager: Scott Servais (2nd season) Record: 20-25 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: DH/OF Nelson Cruz (.301/.383/.564 with 11 HR, 37 RBIs), 2B Robinson Canó (.296/.362/.533 with 8 HR, 28 RBIs), SS Jean Segura (.336/.379/.476 with 22 RBIs), RHP Christian Bergman (1-1, 2.25 ERA), LHP Marc Rzepczynski (1.54 ERA, 0.86 WHIP) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (1-2 in 2014) Pitching probables: May 23: RHP Christian Bergman vs. RHP Joe Ross, 7:05 p.m., MASN May 24: RHP Sam Gaviglio vs. RHP...
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MASN introduces daily social media show, "MASN All Access"

MASN introduces daily social media show, "MASN All Access"
You've seen our promos on MASN's broadcast of Nationals games. "Maximum Access Sports Network," another form of our acronym promoting MASN's dedication to giving fans the most access to their favorite teams. Well, we're staying true to our word. MASN is proud to introduce an all-new daily Facebook Live show "MASN All Access" with host Sara Perlman. The pregame show will feature sound from Nationals games, lineups, pitching matchups, interviews with your favorite players and coaches,...
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MASN introduces daily social media show, "MASN All Access"

MASN introduces daily social media show, "MASN All Access"
You've seen our promos on MASN's broadcast of Orioles games. "Maximum Access Sports Network," another form of our acronym promoting MASN's dedication to giving fans the most access to their favorite teams. Well, we're staying true to our word. MASN is proud to introduce an all-new daily Facebook Live show "MASN All Access" with host Sara Perlman. The pregame show will feature sound from Orioles games, lineups, pitching matchups, interviews with your favorite players and coaches, live...
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Nationals recall left-hander Matt Grace, place right-hander Joe Blanton on DL

Nationals recall left-hander Matt Grace, place right-hander Joe Blanton on DL
The Washington Nationals recalled left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday and placed right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Grace, 28, joins the Nationals for his fourth Major League assignment of the season, working to a 6.23 ERA in three appearances (4.1 IP). The left-hander has a 4.07 ERA in 34 career Major League...
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Chris & Jill Davis to again serve as race ambassadors for Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park

Chris & Jill Davis to again serve as race ambassadors for Casey Cares Foundation 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park
For the second consecutive year, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and his wife, Jill, will serve as race ambassadors for the eighth annual Casey Cares 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Saturday, August 5, as the Orioles and OriolesREACH once again partner with the Casey Cares Foundation to host the race. "Casey Cares is honored to once again partner with the Baltimore Orioles and their OriolesREACH program," said Casey Baynes, the Executive Director of the Casey Cares...
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District 34 podcast: Bryce Harper's 2018 salary and Nats bullpen solutions

District 34 podcast: Bryce Harper's 2018 salary and Nats bullpen solutions
It's baseball from here on out in Washington, D.C., after the local hockey and basketball teams' respective playoff runs came to bitter ends. That being said, it's always baseball on the District 34 podcast with myself and Byron Kerr, presented by MASNsports.com. And the Nationals, a first-place team with a nine-game lead in the National League East, are always an exciting team to talk about. For this week's episode, let's first discuss the big news from over the weekend of Bryce Harper...
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Opposite dugout: Pirates have gone from contender to sinking ship

Opposite dugout: Pirates have gone from contender to sinking ship
Manager: Clint Hurdle (7th season) Record: 16-22 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 3B Josh Harrison (.288/.354/.455 with 5 HR, 12 RBIs), 1B Josh Bell (7 HR, 13 RBIs), CF Andrew McCutchen (6 HR, 17 RBIs), RHP Gerrit Cole (1-4, 3.06 ERA, 47 Ks), LHP Felipe Rivero (0.87 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 9 holds, 22 Ks), LHP Tony Watson (1.62 ERA, 8 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (2-4 in 2016) Pitching probables: May 16: RHP Stephen Strasburg vs. RHP Chad Kuhl, 7:05 p.m., MASN May 17: RHP Jacob...
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District 34 podcast: Crossover episode for Battle of the Beltways

District 34 podcast: Crossover episode for Battle of the Beltways
Come one, come all, baseball fans of the DMV: It's time for our annual District 34-Yard Work crossover episode for the Battle of the Beltways between the Nationals and Orioles! Bobby Blanco and Byron Kerr are joined by Brian Eller of MASNsports.com's Yard Work podcast to discuss this earlier-than-usual Beltway Series and talk all things Nats and O's. The Birds were able to take Game 1 at Camden Yards on Monday Night, thanks to three first-inning home runs off Gio Gonzalez and a baserunning...
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