Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Joe Blanton

Nationals agree to terms with right-hander Joe Blanton
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Joe Blanton on Thursday. Additionally, catcher Spencer Kieboom was designated for assignment. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Blanton, 36, joins the Nationals after a strong 2016 campaign in which he went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA in a career-high 75 appearances for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He struck out 80 batters in 80 innings pitched, the...
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"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 6

"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 6
After a couple of intrasquad games this past week, the Orioles have finally moved on to exhibition games against actual opponents from outside the organization. That being said, do you know what tomorrow is? It's the day of MASN's first spring training broadcast! Be sure to tune in to MASN at 1 p.m. for coverage of the Orioles game against the Yankees from Ed Smith Stadium. Also, follow along across all your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat @masnOrioles)...
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Orioles announce addition to spring training radio broadcast schedule

Orioles announce addition to spring training radio broadcast schedule
March 5 game vs. Philadelphia added to schedule; March 4 game at Tampa Bay to be broadcast on 1300 AM The Orioles and CBS Radio's 105.7 The Fan (WJZ-FM), the flagship station of the Orioles Radio Network, have announced a change in the spring training radio broadcast schedule. The Orioles game on Sunday, March 5, against the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:05 p.m. has been added and will be broadcast on 105.7 The Fan and stations across the Orioles Radio Network. Additionally, the Saturday, March 4...
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Nationals agree to terms with catcher Matt Wieters

Nationals agree to terms with catcher Matt Wieters
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a 2018 player option with catcher Matt Wieters on Friday. Additionally, first baseman Jose Marmolejos was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. A four-time All-Star, Wieters joins the Nationals after eight years with the Baltimore Orioles where he won two Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and helped lead...
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"Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" charity event returns to Ed Smith Stadium on March 17

"Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" charity event returns to Ed Smith Stadium on March 17
Fundraiser to benefit the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and Music Health Alliance For the second consecutive year, the Orioles will host "Nashville's Music Row Comes to the Ballpark" - an exclusive, on-field performance at Ed Smith Stadium - on Friday, March 17. Every dollar raised at the charity event will benefit the Library Foundation for Sarasota County's early childhood literacy programs and the Music Health Alliance. This year's event is presented by the Orioles in...
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Orioles generate record $89 million economic impact annually in Sarasota

Orioles generate record $89 million economic impact annually in Sarasota
The Orioles concluded their first intrasquad game of spring training today, meaning exhibition games against real opponents are coming soon. (Here's your friendly reminder that MASN's first spring training broadcast is Monday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. when the Orioles host the Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium.) But as the Orioles continue to put in work on the field at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., this spring, you may not realize that they put in work in the Sarasota community...
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Orioles acquire left-hander Richard Bleier from the New York Yankees

Orioles acquire left-hander Richard Bleier from the New York Yankees
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-hander Richard Bleier from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named later. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder/outfielder Christian Walker has been designated for assignment. Bleier, 29, went 55-57 with a 4.02 ERA (413 ER/925.1 IP) in 241 career minor league games (123 starts). He made his major league debut on May 30, 2016 against Toronto. In the month of September, he made seven relief appearances, posting a...
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Nationals agree to terms with first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind

Nationals agree to terms with first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind
The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a mutual 2018 option with first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Lind, 33, owns a .271 batting average, .328 on-base percentage and .462 slugging percentage in a career that has spanned 11 major league seasons. The left-handed-hitting Lind has hit 20 or more home runs in six of the last eight seasons, including reaching the 20-homer...
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Orioles name Howie Clark as assistant major league hitting coach

Orioles name Howie Clark as assistant major league hitting coach
The Orioles today announced that they have named Howie Clark as assistant major league hitting Coach. Clark will join Scott Coolbaugh (hitting coach), Einar Díaz (major league coach), Bobby Dickerson (third base coach), Wayne Kirby (first base coach), Roger McDowell (pitching coach), Alan Mills (bullpen coach), and John Russell (bench coach) on the Orioles' major league coaching staff. Clark, 43, served as hitting coach for the Double-A Bowie Baysox last year after previously serving as the...
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"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 7

"Orioles Classics" rewind: Oriole Park Classics Game No. 7
We're so close to live baseball games, you can almost hear Gary Thorne's voice. Just a reminder that MASN will broadcast its first of seven Orioles spring training games next Monday, Feb. 27, when the Birds host the Yankees at Ed Smith Stadium. Until then, we carry on through the last full week without live games with more "Orioles Classics," starting tonight with the No. 7 game in our countdown of the most memorable games in Oriole Park history at 7 p.m. This week's hint: The Big Unit...
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Relive "National Classics": Wild endings leading into spring training games

Relive "National Classics": Wild endings leading into spring training games
The full Nationals squad has reported to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches and full workouts are underway. All is right in Natstown. Before you know it, we'll have real, live-action baseball games for you fans. To be specific, that comes to you next Tuesday, Feb. 28, when MASN will broadcast the first of seven Nats spring training games this season as the tennants of the new training facility in West Palm Beach go head-to-head. That also means this is the last full week of "Nationals...
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Dusty Baker returns to West Palm Beach

Dusty Baker returns to West Palm Beach
Nationals manager Dusty Baker is known for his experience in the major leagues as both player and manager, the people he knows, and the things he's done and seen. Baker has so much experience that his briefings with the media are more so known as "story times" than actual press conferences. Everything from his time with Hank Aaron and the Braves to playing for the Dodgers and winning a World Series to his relationship with rock legend Jimi Hendrix is fair game at any given moment during a...
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Baker addresses closer situation as pitchers and catchers report

Baker addresses closer situation as pitchers and catchers report
With Nationals pitchers and catchers finally reporting to spring training at their new facility in West Palm Beach, baseball season is officially back, meaning a couple of things. First of all, you have obvious returns of the crack of the bats and that beautiful sound of ball meeting mitt. But it also means the return of many phrases ballplayers and managers love to use with the media, such as: "Next man up." Well, we here at MASNsports.com are taking that phrase quite literally over these...
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Orioles invite fans to Sarasota SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium

Orioles invite fans to Sarasota SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium
Today's the big day when pitchers and catchers finally report to the Ed Smith Stadium complex, marking the end of the offseason and the official start of the 2017 baseball season. And to celebrate the first week of spring training, the Orioles are inviting all fans to the second annual Sarastoa SpringFest at Ed Smith Stadium this Saturday, Feb. 18. The free family-friendly event for all ages will allow fans to watch Orioles players practice on the back fields and enjoy games and interactive...
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Orioles acquire right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from the New York Mets

Orioles acquire right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from the New York Mets
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-hander Gabriel Ynoa (pronounced ya-know-ah) from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Francisco Peña has been designated for assignment. Ynoa, 23, went 59-30 with a 3.36 ERA (297 ER/795.1 IP) and 1.17 WHIP in 136 career minor league games (128 starts). He made his major league debut on Aug. 13, 2016 against San Diego and pitched in 10 games (three starts) with the Mets last...
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MASN to broadcast seven 2017 Washington Nationals spring training games

MASN to broadcast seven 2017 Washington Nationals spring training games
MASN, the television home of the defending National League East champion Washington Nationals, will broadcast seven Nationals spring training games during the 2017 Grapefruit League season. All of the games will appear on MASN, beginning with the Nationals' Feb. 28 game against the Houston Astros at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the new spring complex shared by the two teams. The Astros-Nationals game on Feb. 28 will be the first in the history of the new ballpark in West Palm Beach,...
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MASN announces seven-game Baltimore Orioles 2017 spring training schedule

MASN announces seven-game Baltimore Orioles 2017 spring training schedule
MASN, the television home of the Baltimore Orioles, will broadcast seven Orioles spring training games during the 2017 Grapefruit League campaign. All games will appear on MASN, beginning with the Orioles' Feb. 27 game against the New York Yankees in Sarasota, Fla. The network's spring training coverage includes six more games from Ed Smith Stadium, the team's Grapefruit League home: March 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies; March 8 against the Toronto Blue Jays; March 11 against the...
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Fans invited to attend Sarasota SpringFest and spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium

Fans invited to attend Sarasota SpringFest and spring training workouts at Ed Smith Stadium
The Orioles invite all fans to celebrate the start of spring training at Sarasota SpringFest, a free family-friendly event for fans of all ages at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 18. Along with watching players practice on the back fields, fans can also enjoy games and interactive activities in the East Parking Lot, located next to the Left Field Ticket office, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second annual Sarasota SpringFest event will feature a Question & Answer session with Orioles catcher...
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Nationals acquire left-hander Enny Romero

Nationals acquire left-hander Enny Romero
The Washington Nationals acquired left-handed pitcher Enny Romero from the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Jeffrey Rosa. Nationals president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Romero, a 26-year-old left-handed reliever, joins the Nationals after appearing in 52 games (45.2 IP) and striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings in his first full major league season. Possessing an electric fastball, Romero's...
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Orioles announce spring training non-roster invitees

Orioles announce spring training non-roster invitees
The Orioles today announced that they have invited 12 non-roster players to major league spring training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes one left-handed pitcher, three right-handed pitchers, three catchers, two infielders and three outfielders. A complete list of the Orioles' non-roster invitees for 2017 spring training is below: PITCHERS (4)RHP Nate Adcock LHP Jed BradleyRHP Richard RodríguezRHP Zach StewartCATCHERS (3)Yermín MercedesAudry PérezChance SiscoINFIELDERS (2)Robert...
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