Schedule update for Nationals-Phillies weekend series


The remnants of Hurricane Ian are forecasted to bring inclement weather to our region this weekend. As a result, the following scheduling changes have been made to our series vs. the Philadelphia Phillies:

The 7:05 PM game scheduled for Saturday, October 1 has been moved to 1:05 PM on Friday, September 30. All tickets for the 7:05 PM game on Saturday will be honored for the rescheduled game.

The 1:05 PM game on Saturday, October 1 will be played as originally scheduled.

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We will continue to work closely with MLB as the weather situation unfolds. Please stay tuned to our social channels for the latest information.

Orioles make six roster moves


The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled LHP Keegan Akin from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Recalled INF Tyler Nevin from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Recalled RHP Beau Sulser from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned RHP Joey Krehbiel to Triple-A Norfolk after yesterday’s game.
  • Optioned RHP Jake Reed to Triple-A Norfolk after yesterday’s game.
  • Placed INF Ramón Urías on the 10-day Injured List with a right knee sprain.

Orioles and Medstar Health open pitching lab in Bel Air


The Orioles and Medstar Health have teamed up to unveil a state-of-the-art pitching lab in Bel Air, Md. The pitching lab was created to provide a holistic approach to pitching mechanics and serve as an evaluation destination for Orioles pitchers at every level, as well as players of all ages in the Maryland community.

The new facility will feature a pitching tunnel that is outfitted with the best technology in the game and will primarily be used to determine potential injury risks, sharpen pitching techniques, and improve pitching efficiency. Biomechanic specialists will work to create customized programs for each player based on advanced technology, analytics, and expert evaluation. Combining science, medicine, and analytics, the Orioles will rely on medical professionals from MedStar Health to be a part of the comprehensive experience and an added layer of connection to the many tools and resources available for the highest level of competitors in professional baseball.

Orioles recall Gillaspie, option Akin


The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled RHP Logan Gillaspie from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned LHP Keegan Akin to Triple-A Norfolk.

Homestand highlights Sept. 26-Oct. 2


The Washington Nationals return to D.C. for their final homestand of the 2022 season. The Nationals will face off against two N.L. East foes during the seven-game stretch, beginning with three games against the Atlanta Braves followed by four vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Single-game tickets start at just $9. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit

The season’s 12th and final homestand features Teddy’s Garage Sale; Italian Heritage Night; Northern Virginia Community College Day; U.S. Air Force Day; George Mason University Day; Nationals hoodie and beanie giveaways; City Connect uniforms; Signature Sunday; the Battle of the Bases Championship; and more.

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Orioles recall Spenser Watkins from Triple-A Norfolk


The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled RHP Spenser Watkins from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Placed RHP Tyler Wells on the 15-day Injured List with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to September 20.

Nationals Academy kicks off fall season of grassroots clinics


The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy this month begins its fall season of YBA PLAY grassroots clinics, featuring Nike as the presenting sponsor. In its sixth full year of programming, YBA PLAY delivers fun and free instructional clinics to kids, ages 6 to 12 in underserved communities, giving them the chance to learn and love the game of baseball with year-round clinics and summer league teams. Nike, the Official Uniform and Footwear Supplier of Major League Baseball, serves as the first-ever presenting sponsor of YBA PLAY by providing direct financial support for program operations and equipment along with apparel for summer league uniforms.

“Consistent access to sports is critical to youth development, providing personal growth opportunities and positive life outcomes for kids,” said Nick Sussman, Director of Sports Programs at Nationals Academy. “YBA PLAY makes baseball fun for children in Wards 7 and 8, giving them the tools to succeed on the field, while keeping it easy for them to come back to the sport. Support from Nike underscores just how important grassroots sports are for growing the game and helping our communities.”

Nationals Academy uniquely offers continual development with YBA PLAY as its introductory program for beginners that serves as a funnel to a competitive baseball and softball program, HUSTLE. Academy staff intentionally designed the YBA PLAY program to address barriers to access in youth sports.

Fun, Free, and Easy

In underserved neighborhoods with higher than average poverty rates, like D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8, a high-quality youth sports experience requires resources unavailable to some families. Modified rules that promote playing time and rewards for effort, not outcomes, provide a fun and engaging environment. By making the program free, covering the cost of facilities, equipment, and well-trained coaches, the Academy removes barriers to participation for children living at or below the poverty line. Offering clinics at safe, neighborhood facilities with appropriate space for baseball activity makes access easy for local residents.

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Josiah Gray Named Player Ambassador to Nationals Youth Baseball Academy


Washington, D.C. – Washington Nationals Philanthropies today announced that pitcher Josiah Gray has been named the official Player Ambassador to the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy. In this role, Gray acts as the direct link between the club and the Academy, serving as a resource to the school-aged children who participate in its programming. Gray follows in the tradition of former Player Ambassadors Josh Bell, Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond, who first envisioned the role when the Academy opened its doors in 2014. 

“The game brings us all together, so being involved in the D.C. community is really special,” Gray said. “I’ve made a few visits to the Academy so far, and I love the energy the kids bring and the support and the program that they have over there. It’s a really good opportunity to be able to give back to these kids, have some fun with them and grow the game of baseball.”

Since joining the Nationals partway through the 2021 season, Gray has been active in the club’s community projects, including visits to the Academy and at MLB’s annual Play Ball program in June of this year. Gray also designed a clothing collection with lifestyle brand Leovici with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Academy, helping to grow the game of baseball by minimizing barriers to participation.

“Josiah has already made a substantial impact on the field and in the community, and we are thrilled that he’s agreed to be the Academy’s next Player Ambassador,” said Tal Alter, Chief Executive Officer of Nationals Philanthropies. “In just over a year with our ball club, he’s proven that he is passionate about giving back and uplifting the next generation of baseball and softball players.”

The signature program of Washington Nationals Philanthropies, the Academy has served more than 4,600 participants through its state-of-the-art, nine-acre education and recreation campus in Ward 7’s Fort Dupont Park neighborhood. The facility plays host to programs for school-aged children in the adjacent neighborhoods, including afterschool enrichment, introductory youth baseball clinics, and competitive travel-style baseball and softball teams. As the official non-profit arm of the ball club, Nationals Philanthropies relies on donations from individuals, foundations and corporations to fuel its community programs. 

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Alexander Wells clears waivers, assigned to Triple-A Norfolk


The Orioles have made the following roster move:

  • LHP Alexander Wells has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.

This Week at The Yard


SEPT 19 vs. DET 7:05 P.M.

PREGAME CEREMONY: 2022 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee, Dillon Tate
The Orioles will honor TATE, their 2022 Roberto Clemente Award Nominee, in a
special pregame ceremony. The prestigious Roberto Clemente Award presented by
Capital One is presented annually to the player who best represents the game of
baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy,
and positive contributions – both on and off the field. Earlier this year, Tate
launched his foundation, Baseball Academia, where he aims to teach children and
young athletes lessons on personal development and how to improve their skills
on and off the field. Through his foundation, he has hosted nearly 150 athletes at
the ballpark throughout the 2022 season. As part of the donation, MLB made a
$7,500 donation to Baseball Acdemia, which the Orioles Charitable Foundation matched for a total of $15,000. From now until the conclusion of the regular season on Wednesday, October 5, fans can vote for the overall winner of the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Capital One at Clemente21.

SHORT, an eighth grader at Dover Area Middle School in Pa., will be honored at the game as the winner of the Lou Gehrig Summer Slugger Challenge, held earlier this year. As part of the Lou Gehrig Summer Slugger Challenge, students were tasked with writing an essay on why they consider themselves to be the luckiest person alive.

BRASWELL will perform her rendition of the national anthem from behind home plate prior to the game.


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Muestra tu Natitude: Nationals celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month


The Washington Nationals celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) at the ballpark and across media platforms, highlighting the cultures and traditions of the club’s Spanish-speaking fans and players alike. On Friday, Sept. 16 (7:05 PM vs. Miami), the Nationals honor the legendary Roberto Clemente as part of Major League Baseball’s league-wide recognition, and host Hispanic Heritage Night at Nationals Park.

Fans who purchase a special ticket to Friday’s Hispanic Heritage Day game will receive a limited-edition t-shirt showcasing Washington D.C.’s vibrant and diverse Hispanic culture. Prior to the game, the Nationals will recognize the home countries of the club’s Spanish-speaking players, and D.C. United defender Andy Najar, a native of Choluteca, Honduras, will throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Audacy Spanish-language music station 107.9 El Zol FM will also be at Nationals Park once gates open, giving away prizes while DJ Xplosive performs in Center Field Plaza.

This week, the Nationals and El Zol are rolling out a series of videos featuring some of the club’s Spanish-speaking players, including Victor AranoPaolo EspinoLuis GarcíaYadiel HernandezJoey MenesesErasmo RamírezVictor Robles and Keibert Ruiz, talking about their home countries, traditions, foods and more. Created in partnership with El Zol and led by morning show hosts Patricia De Lima and Chepe, the pieces will run in Nationals Park prior to Friday’s game, on air during El Zol’s morning shows and will be posted to Nationals and El Zol social accounts throughout the week. Visit to see new videos as they are posted.

Manager Davey Martinez helped kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with the season’s final edition of Davey’s Dugout on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Davey’s Dugout is a monthly series in which Martinez extends special invitations to and meets with families and individuals of Hispanic heritage from the D.C. area.

For more information and to purchase special tickets for Hispanic Heritage Day, visit

Rico Garcia clears waivers, assigned to Triple-A Norfolk


The Orioles have made the following roster move:

  • RHP Rico Garcia has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nationals homestand highlights vs. Orioles and Marlins


The Washington Nationals are back in D.C. for a five-game homestand that opens with two games of the Beltway Series vs. the Baltimore Orioles, followed by a three-game set against the Miami Marlins. Single-game tickets start at just $9. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should visit

The season’s 11th homestand features Hispanic Heritage and Roberto Clemente Day; kids Nationals Screech Handmade by Robots ™ Vinyl Figure giveaways; the season’s final Pups in the Park game; City Connect uniforms; Girl Scout Day; Value Day; Signature Sunday; Kids Run the Bases; and more.


·        Beltway Series presented by Inova

o   The Nationals will host their neighbors from the north as part of the annual Beltway Series presented by Inova when the Baltimore Orioles visit Nationals Park for a two-game set.

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Orioles announce additional spring training game


The Orioles today announced that the club will host the St. Louis Cardinals at Ed Smith Stadium for an additional Spring Training game on Monday, March 27, 2023.

For the complete 2023 Spring Training schedule, please visit A printable schedule is also attached. Game times and report dates will be announced at a later date. To be among the first notified for 2023 ticket offers, fans should subscribe to the free Orioles Insider digital newsletter at

Nats select contract of Israel Pineda


The Washington Nationals announced the following roster moves on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

  • Selected the contract of catcher Israel Pineda from Triple-A Rochester
  • Recalled right-handed pitcher Jordan Weems from Triple-A Rochester
  • Placed catcher Keibert Ruiz on the 10-day Injured List with a testicular contusion
  • Designated left-handed pitcher Jake McGee for assignment

Pineda, 22, hit .258 with 20 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs, 71 RBI, 36 walks, three stolen bases and 49 runs scored in 99 games between High-A Wilmington, Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester. He ranked among Nationals Minor Leaguers in RBI (2nd, 71), home runs (5th, 16), slugging percentage (5th, .458), extra-base hits (6th, 38) and OPS (8th, .783) this season.

Washington’s No. 23 prospect by Baseball America and No. 26 per, Pineda has recorded a .429 slugging percentage with 31 doubles, two triples and 30 home runs in 175 games since the start of the 2021 season.

Pineda signed with the Nationals on July 2, 2016 out of Maracay, Venezuela. With his debut, he will become the third member of Washington’s 2016 international class to appear in the Major Leagues, joining right-handed pitcher Joan Adon and infielder Luis García.

Weems, 29, returns for his third stint with the Nationals after tossing 10.0 scoreless innings and going 5-for-5 in save opportunities across his last eight games with Triple-A Rochester. He allowed just two hits (.067 opp. AVG) with 10 strikeouts and four walks over this stretch.

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Orioles nominate Dillon Tate for 2022 Roberto Clemente Award


The Orioles and Major League Baseball today announced that DILLON TATE has been named the Orioles’ 2022 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Capital One. The most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB, the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Capital One, is the annual recognition of a player from each club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, sportsmanship, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both on and off the field. 

The Orioles will join all of Major League Baseball in celebrating the 21st annual Roberto Clemente Day, presented by Capital one, wearing jersey patches as they face the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Friday, September 16. The commemorative day was established by Major League Baseball to honor Clemente’s legacy and to officially acknowledge local club nominees of the Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Capital One. As part of the league-wide celebration, the Roberto Clemente Day logo will appear on the bases and official dugout lineup cards, all players will wear a ‘21’ patch on their jersey, and a special tribute video will be played in ballparks. Once again this season, each team’s Clemente nominee will wear a ‘21’ patch on their jersey that indicates their nomination for the prestigious award.

As part of this nomination and in recognition of Tate’s exemplary commitment to serving his community, MLB will make a $7,500 donation to his foundation, Baseball Academia Corp. The Orioles Charitable Foundation will match the donation, for a total of $15,000 contributed. The Orioles will recognize Tate in a special on-field ceremony on Monday, September 19, as they host the Detroit Tigers at 7:05 p.m. at Camden Yards.

Tate exemplifies the spirit of Roberto Clemente. With his giving nature, kindhearted attitude, and passion for the community matched with his stellar performance on the field, he embodies what it means to be an Oriole.

While growing up in California, Tate frequently played at the MLB Urban Youth Academy, taking advantage of free resources to help sharpen his skills. It was here that he learned the significance that professional sports teams can have on the development of youth on and off the diamond. He carried that knowledge with him throughout his career and has recognized the importance of giving back.  

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Orioles to participate in Habitat for Humanity build day Friday


WHO: BRANDON HYDE, Orioles Manager;

           MIKE ELIAS, Orioles Executive Vice President & General Manager;

          JENNIFER GRONDAHL, Orioles Senior Vice President, Communications & Community Development;


WHAT: Members of the Orioles Orange & Black Gives Back employee volunteer program, as well as Manager Brandon Hyde, General Manager Mike Elias, and other representatives from the team will participate in a Habitat For Humanity build day on Friday, September 9. Projects will include painting, attaching siding, cleaning the build site, and more.

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Wells comes off IL, Watkins optioned to Norfolk


The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Reinstated RHP Tyler Wells from the 15-day Injured List. He will start tonight’s game.
  • Optioned RHP Spenser Watkins to Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles to host "Thanks Brooks Day" on Sept. 24


In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the celebratory day to honor the retirement of BROOKS ROBINSON in 1977, the Orioles will host ‘Thanks Brooks Day,’ on Saturday, September 24, as they face the Houston Astros at 7:05 p.m. Robinson will be in attendance for the game at Camden Yards, to participate in the festivities which include:

Gate Giveaway: The first 15,000 fans, 15 and over, will receive a poster print of Norman Rockwell’s ‘Gee, Thanks Brooks’ painting.

Pregame Ceremony: Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:30 p.m. as Robinson will greet fans throughout the ballpark as he is driven around the warning track, an ode to the ceremonial events of 1977.

In-Game Items: Throughout the game, lucky fans will have the chance to win posters autographed by Robinson himself, and the videoboards will show highlights of his illustrious career. Additional in-game elements will be announced at

In the Community: On behalf of ‘Thanks Brooks Day,’ the Orioles will host members of local community organizations, with donated tickets to thank them for their commitment to the Baltimore community.

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Cano recalled, Reed activated; Vespi and Zimmermann optioned


The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled RHP Yennier Cano from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 78.
  • Activated RHP Jake Reed. He will wear No. 61.
  • Optioned LHP Nick Vespi to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned LHP Bruce Zimmermann to Triple-A Norfolk.