Nationals select contract of infielder Grant Green

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

Nationals recall outfielder Michael A. Taylor
The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Michael A. Taylor on Monday and placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain, retroactive to April 9. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Taylor, who was optioned to Triple-A on Friday, returns after just two games on the Syracuse roster. Taylor made the Nationals' opening day roster for the third straight year, though he did not appear in any of...
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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 12 to celebrate Military Appreciation Day The Washington Nationals will mark the return of the Patriotic Series presented by SAIC when the team hosts Military Appreciation Day on Wednesday, April 12. To honor the men and women of the U.S. military, the Nationals will offer complimentary tickets to military service members and their families for Wednesday's game. Active duty service members, dependents, reservists,...
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Opposite dugout: Cardinals need bounceback season from rotation to contend

Opposite dugout: Cardinals need bounceback season from rotation to contend
Manager: Mike Matheny (6th season) Record: 2-4 Last 10 games: 2-4 Who to watch: SS Aledmys Díaz (.300/.369/.510 with 17 HR, 65 RBIs), C Yadier Molina (.307/.360/.427), RF Stephen Piscotty (22 HR, 85 RBIs), RHP Adam Wainwright (13-9 with 4.62 ERA), RHP Seung-Hwan Oh (1.92 ERA with 19 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (2-5 in 2016) Pitching probables: April 10: RHP Adam Wainwright vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 7:05 p.m., MASN April 11: RHP Lance Lynn vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m.,...
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Orioles acquire left-hander Andrew Faulkner from the Texas Rangers

Orioles acquire left-hander Andrew Faulkner from the Texas Rangers
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Andrew Faulkner from the Texas Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Dariel Álvarez has been released. Faulkner, 24, went 35-24 with a 3.49 ERA (198 ER/511.0 IP) and 460 strikeouts in 165 career minor league games (76 starts). He made his major league debut on August 31, 2015 at San Diego and has pitched in 20 career major league games, all in...
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Opposite dugout: New-look Yankees made up of short-term pieces

Opposite dugout: New-look Yankees made up of short-term pieces
Manager: Joe Girardi (10th season) Record: 1-2 Last 10 games: 1-2 Who to watch: C Gary Sánchez (.299/.376/.657 with 20 HR, 42 RBIs), 2B Sterlin Castro (.270 with 21 HR, 70 RBIs), 1B/DH Chris Carter (41 HR, 94 RBIs), RHP Masahiro Tanaka (14-4, 3.07 ERA), LHP Arolids Chapman (1.55 ERA with 36 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (9-10 in 2016) Pitching probables: April 7: RHP Luis Severino (3-8, 5.83 ERA) vs. RHP Ubaldo Jiménez (8-12, 5.44 ERA), 7:05 p.m., MASN2 April 8: RHP...
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Orioles "Birdland Passport" program returns in 2017

Orioles "Birdland Passport" program returns in 2017
The Orioles today announced that the popular Birdland Passport program, designed to reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles' local minor league affiliate ballparks, will return for another season. All five minor league affiliates - the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds - will continue to participate this season. "The Birdland Passport program offers an exclusive opportunity for our fans to track their baseball...
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District 34 podcast: Recapping Nats' opening day win

District 34 podcast: Recapping Nats' opening day win
What an exciting opening day at Nats Park on Monday! The new baseball season got off on the right foot for the Nationals as they beat the Marlins 4-2 in front of a sellout home crowd. This opening day had everything a Nats fan could want: fantastic pregame ceremonies, strong starting pitching, home runs, efficient bullpen work and of course a Nationals victory. And an eventful opening day means we have a lot to talk about on the District 34 podcast to get you through the first off-day of the...
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Nationals to face Marlins in 2017 home opener on Monday

Nationals to face Marlins in 2017 home opener on Monday
The Washington Nationals will celebrate opening day and the start of the 2017 season on Monday, April 3 at 1:05 p.m. when the team hosts the Miami Marlins. On Monday, all gates at Nationals Park will open at 11 a.m. in celebration of opening day. Before Nationals home games during the remainder of the season, Center Field Gate will open two hours prior to the scheduled first pitch. This is a change for the 2017 season. All remaining gates will continue to open one and a half hours prior to the...
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Orioles announce new food elements at Oriole Park

Orioles announce new food elements at Oriole Park
The Orioles today have announced their new food elements available at Oriole Park concessions for the 2017 season, beginning on opening day, Monday, April 3, at 3:05 p.m. ET against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Orioles and their concessionaire, Delaware North, have made several additions to the food offerings at Oriole Park for 2017, some of which are highlighted below. Burnt Ends BBQ Hot Dog: Burnt Ends BBQ Brisket, pickled onions, and pickled coleslaw, served in a potato hot dog roll. Esskay...
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District 34 podcast: 2017 Nationals season preview

District 34 podcast: 2017 Nationals season preview
Baseball is back and that means so is the District 34 podcast presented by MASNsports.com! Bobby Blanco and Byron Kerr are back with brand-new episodes all season long to bring you the best Nationals coverage filled with in-depth analysis and behind-the-scenes features for your listening pleasure. When we last left you, the Nationals had just been eliminated from a close matchup with the Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. Now we have an entire offseason's worth of...
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Opposite dugout: Marlins start another season of high expectations in D.C.

Opposite dugout: Marlins start another season of high expectations in D.C.
Manager: Don Mattingly (2nd season) Record: 79-82 (third in NL East in 2016) Last 10 games: Season opener Who to watch: RF Giancarlo Stanton (27 HR, 74 RBIs), CF Marcell Ozuna (23 HR, 76 RBIs), LF Christian Yelich (.298, 21 HR, 98 RBIs), RHP Dan Straily (14-8, 3.76 ERA), AJ Ramos (2.81 ERA with 40 saves) Season series vs. Nationals: First meeting (9-10 in 2016) Pitching probables: April 3: RHP Edinson Volquez (10-11, 5.37 ERA) vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg (15-4, 3.60 ERA), 1:05 p.m., MASNApril 5:...
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Orioles acquire right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies

Orioles acquire right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Alec Asher from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Asher, 25, has gone 32-33 with a 3.39 ERA (196 ER/520.2 IP) and 466 strikeouts over 110 career minor league games (89 starts). He made five starts with the Phillies last season, going 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA (7 ER/27.2 IP) and went 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA (5 ER/29.1 IP) over four starts with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2016. Asher...
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MASN booth gearing up Natstown with giveaways on opening day

MASN booth gearing up Natstown with giveaways on opening day
After almost six cold, baseball-less months, opening day is finally here! The Nationals welcome the Marlins to kick off the 2017 season, and MASN is gearing you up for the new season so you're ready to back the Nats! The MASN booth returns to South Capitol Street on opening day, giving fans the opportunity to take home free gear and show off their Nationals fandom! Get to the ballpark early and come by the booth to enter to win brand-new "Ain't Baseball Great!" T-shirts, #IBackTheNats knit...
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MASN booth returns with Orioles promos for opening day

MASN booth returns with Orioles promos for opening day
It's finally here. After almost six months to the day since the Orioles' loss to the Blue Jays in the American League wild card game last October, the Birds will look for some revenge against the Jays on opening day to start a new season. And MASN is making sure you have all the gear you need to back the Birds throughout the 2017 season. The MASN booth returns to Eutaw Street for opening day with plenty of promotions and giveaways to gear up Birdland for the baseball festivities. Be sure to...
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"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 2

"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 2
Opening day is eight days away. Can you believe it?! That means this is the last full week of "Orioles Classics" on MASN before the 2017 season opens April 3. Before we get to this week's classics schedule, here are a couple of reminders for you to mark your calendars: * Oriole Park Classic Game No. 3 airs tonight a 7 p.m., featuring perhaps the loudest double ever heard at Camden Yards* The final Orioles spring training game MASN is airing this year comes to your televisions on Thursday,...
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Machado and Schoop "bromance" to be featured in Baltimore Magazine

Machado and Schoop "bromance" to be featured in Baltimore Magazine
They're the two best friends that baseball could have. Their relationship on and off the diamond defines friendship goals. And we get to see them in action every night. The connection between Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been documented since their days coming up through the minor leagues. And as we near the start of the 2017 season, Baltimore Magazine is giving fans the latest behind-the-scenes scoop behind the most popular bromance in all of...
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Relive "Nationals Classics": Sweet '16

Relive "Nationals Classics": Sweet '16
The second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament will wrap up today, meaning there will be only 16 teams remaining with national championship hopes. Here's hoping your bracket's not busted. With the Sweet 16 starting on Thursday, MASN is bringing you a couple of sweet Nationals games from 2016 this week. (Friendly reminder that we are also airing two live spring training games this week: Monday, March 20 at 1 p.m. against the Yankees and Thursday, March 23 at 1 p.m. against the...
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Orioles "Go Green" auction to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Orioles "Go Green" auction to benefit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Auction to include game-worn and team-issued St. Patrick's Day caps On Friday, March 17, Orioles players and coaches will wear specially-designed green caps when the Orioles take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton, Fla., at 1:05 p.m. ET on St. Patrick's Day. Orioles players who do not make the trip will wear their team-issued green caps during the morning workout at Ed Smith Stadium. The game-worn and team-issued caps will be autographed, authenticated and auctioned online at...
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Relive "Nationals Classics": Historic Harper and walk-offs galore

Relive "Nationals Classics": Historic Harper and walk-offs galore
Hope you're enjoying our slate of Nationals spring training games so far. Be sure to tune in later today as the Nats host their roommates at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Astros, at 1 p.m. on MASN. New catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to make his Nationals debut. After today's game, the next Nationals spring training broadcast on MASN isn't until Monday, March 20. So to hold you off until then, we've got a great nine-game schedule of "Nationals Classics" airing throughout the...
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