Orioles announce 2023 schedule

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The Orioles today announced the 2023 regular season schedule, which will open in Boston on Thursday, March 30. After three games with the Red Sox, Baltimore continues its opening road trip with a three-game set at the Texas Rangers from April 3-5. Baltimore welcomes the New York Yankees to Oriole Park for the Home Opener on Thursday, April 6. The opening homestand of the season features three games against the Yankees before a four-game set with the Oakland Athletics from April 10-13.

ALL ABOUT BALANCE: Major League Baseball’s new balanced schedule will see all 30 teams play each other for at least one series during the season. Every team in MLB will play fewer divisional games to account for those games. Teams will play divisional opponents for two series at home and two series on the road.

DIVISION RIVALS: The Orioles will not face AL East divisional opponents the same number of times with the new schedule format. Baltimore will play Boston, New York, and Tampa Bay for 13 games apiece, while facing Toronto 12 times. Baltimore hosts the Red Sox and Rays for seven games and the Yankees and Blue Jays for six games at Oriole Park.

WEEKEND WARRIORS: Baltimore hosts 13 weekend series, including four against American League East foes the Yankees (April 6-9 and July 28-30), Rays (September 14-17), and Red Sox (September 28-October 1).

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: The 2023 home schedule features three games played on holidays, including Easter Sunday (April 9 vs. Yankees), Mother’s Day (May 14 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates), and Memorial Day (May 29 vs. Cleveland Guardians).

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Nats recall Adams, reinstate Fedde, DFA Clippard

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

  • Recalled catcher Riley Adams from Triple-A Rochester
  • Returned from rehabilitation assignment and reinstated right-handed pitcher Erick Fedde from the 15-day Injured List
  • Designated right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard for assignment
  • Optioned catcher Tres Barrera to Triple-A Rochester (Monday, August 22)

Adams, 26, returns for his second stint in the Major Leagues this season after making the club out of Spring Training. He hit .192 with a double, three home runs, five RBI, and nine walks in 27 games with Washington. After he was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on July 1, Adams hit .224 with eight doubles, four home runs, 17 RBI and 11 walks in 29 games.

Fedde, 29, returns from the Injured List after missing 22 games with right shoulder inflammation. Before heading to the IL on July 30, he was 5-7 with a 4.95 ERA in 19 starts. He allowed 96 hits and struck out 70 in 92.2 innings. In his only rehab appearance for Triple-A Rochester, Fedde worked 4.0 scoreless innings with four strikeouts on August 17 at Worcester.

Clippard, 37, was 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA in four games for Washington this season.

Barrera, 27, hit .182 with a double, four RBI and two walks in 14 games for the Nationals in 2022.

Nationals' ladies night celebrates real-life wonder women

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The Washington Nationals celebrate real-life Wonder Women in the D.C. area during Ladies Night and DC Comics™ Day on Friday, Aug. 26. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a DC Comics™ Wonder Woman bobblehead doll, and fans who purchase the special Ladies Night event ticket will receive early access to the ballpark, including an exclusive t-shirt, food and beverage tastings, appearances by local vendors, Team Store shopping with a 15% discount and a Q&A panel with women from local sports teams. 

The ballpark opens at 4:00 PM for guests with special Ladies Night tickets, guaranteeing this group of ticket holders access to the limited edition Wonder Woman bobblehead as well as a Washington Nationals x Wonder Woman t-shirt. Before gates open to the general public, Ladies Night participants can enjoy food and beverages; sampling from NUTRL and woman-owned local business Pratt Standard Cocktail Co.; five-minute manicures from Varnish Lane; yard games and prizes courtesy of BetMGM; and more. Guests can also strike the perfect pose in two different 180-degree cameras on the concourse, and the Center Field Team Store will open early, offering Ladies Night guests an exclusive shopping window with a 15% discount. The Breakaways will perform at Budweiser Terrace from 4:00-5:00 PM before playing their regular Friday night set when gates open to the public at 5:30 PM. Visit nationals.com/LadiesNight for more information and to purchase special event tickets.

At 5:00 PM on the Budweiser Terrace, the Nationals welcome a panel of women working in D.C. sports for a special Q&A session. Among the attendees are Dana Campbell, Vice President, Marketing, for the Washington Mystics; Washington Capitals Video Coordinator Emily Engle-Natzke, the first full-time female coach in franchise history; and D.C. United General Manager and Head of Technical Recruitment and Analysis Lucy Rushton, the second woman GM in MLS history. Staff from the Washington Spirit will also be on hand to prep fans for the squad’s remaining regular-season games. 

Nats on Base, the club’s year-round initiative providing experiences that contribute to the quality of life for service members and their families in the Washington D.C. area, is hosting a separate all-female panel of Nationals front office executives, who will share their expertise and discuss challenges faced by professional women. This session, which does not require a special Ladies Night ticket and is tailored toward military spouses and transitioning service members, begins once gates open to the public at 5:30 PM. Visit nationals.com/NatsOnBaseWomen for more information and to register for the free event, which includes tickets to the evening’s game. Additional details will be sent by email to those who have registered before Friday.

Ladies Night and DC Comics™ Day programming extends into the pregame ceremonies, as the Nationals will honor real-life Wonder Women in the local community as part of the club’s Unsung Heroes program with a special on-field recognition. Additional super hero activations will be featured throughout the ballpark during the game.

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Araúz to Norfolk after coming off IL

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The Orioles have made the following roster move:

  • Reinstated INF Jonathan Araúz from the 10-day Injured List and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

Nationals recall Palacios

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The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Josh Palacios from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Yadiel Hernandez on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive to Aug. 19) with a left calf strain on Saturday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Palacios, 27, returns for his second stint with the Nationals after leading Washington’s Minor League system in batting average (.298) and on-base percentage (.382) this season. He hit .298/.382/.433 with 12 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 44 RBI, 33 walks, 19 stolen bases and 43 runs scored in 76 games with Triple-A Rochester prior to this promotion to Washington.

Palacios appeared in eight games for the Nationals after being recalled on Aug. 2. He collected three hits while appearing in right field (5 G/4 GS) and left field (1 G).

Hernandez, 34, hit .269 with 16 doubles, nine homers, 41 RBI, 19 walks, two stolen bases and 30 runs scored in 94 games this season.

Roster moves include selection of Stowers' contract

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of OF Kyle Stowers from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Recalled INF Richie Martin from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Recalled LHP Nick Vespi from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned RHP Logan Gillaspie to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Placed INF Terrin Vavra on the Paternity List.
  • Designated OF Brett Phillips for assignment.

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Nationals recall CJ Abrams

The Washington Nationals recalled shortstop C.J. Abrams from Triple-A Rochester and placed infielder Luis García on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive to Aug. 13) with a left groin strain on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Abrams, 21, is Washington’s No. 1 prospect and the No. 11 overall prospect in baseball according to Baseball America. Acquired on Aug. 2 from San Diego, Abrams hit .290 (9-for-31) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks and four stolen bases in eight games for Triple-A Rochester.

The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Abrams was San Diego’s No. 1 prospect and the No. 9 prospect in all of baseball entering the 2022 season, according to both Baseball America and MLBPipeline.com. He was cited by Baseball America as being the “best hitter” and having the “best speed” in all of Minor League baseball entering the 2022 season.

Abrams made San Diego’s Opening Day roster and his Major League debut this season, starting the second game of the season at shortstop. He hit .232 with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, four walks, one stolen base and 16 runs scored in 46 games across two Major League stints with the Padres this season.

He was selected to represent the Padres in the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. He has been cited by Baseball America as the “best defensive infielder” (2021, 2022), “best athlete” (2020-22), “fastest baserunner” (2020-22) and “best hitter for average” (2020-22) in San Diego’s Minor League system throughout his professional career. Following the 2019 season, he was named the Most Valuable Player in the rookie-level Arizona League and to Baseball America’s Rookie All-Star team.

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Nats bring up OF Call, option Palacios

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The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Alex Call from Triple-A Rochester and optioned outfielder Josh Palacios to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Call, 27, hit .292 with 18 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 52 RBI, 51 walks, nine stolen bases and 62 runs scored in 76 games between Triple-A Columbus (CLE) and Triple-A Rochester this season. He posted a .423 on-base percentage and a .521 slugging percentage in his sixth professional season in 2022.

The Nationals acquired Call off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians on Aug. 7. He went 8-for-18 (.444) with two doubles, two homers, six RBI, two walks, three stolen bases and six runs scored in five games with the Red Wings. This will be his second Major League stint of the season after he made his Major League debut on July 11 at Chicago (AL). He went 2-for-12 with four walks and two runs scored in 12 games for the Guardians.

Call was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Ball State (IN) University. He was acquired by the Guardians in exchange for Yonder Alonso on Dec. 14, 2018.

Palacios, 27, went 3-for-16 (.188) with a double and two runs scored in eight games for the Nationals.

Orioles recall Gillaspie, option Hall

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves: 

  • Recalled RHP Logan Gillaspie from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned LHP DL Hall to Triple-A Norfolk after yesterday’s game.

Nationals reinstate Clippard and activate McGee

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

Returned from rehabilitation assignment and reinstated right-handed pitcher Tyler Clippard from the 15-day Injured List:

  • Activated left-handed pitcher Jake McGee
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Andres Machado to Triple-A Rochester
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Mason Thompson to Triple-A Rochester (on Wednesday)

Clippard, 37, appeared in one game for the Nationals before being placed on the Injured List with a groin strain on July 22. He tossed 2.0 innings of one-hit, shutout relief on July 14 vs. Atlanta. Clippard appeared in three rehab games with Triple-A Rochester, tossing 4.0 innings of scoreless relief across the three outings.

McGee, 36, was claimed off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 9. He appeared in 30 games between San Francisco and Milwaukee in 2022, going 1-2 with three saves and a 7.00 ERA along the way. A veteran of 13 Major League seasons, McGee has pitched to a 3.67 ERA with 79 saves in 638 career games. He recorded a career-high 31 saves with San Francisco in 2021.

Machado, 29, is 1-0 with a 4.57 ERA in 38 games for the Nationals this season.

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Rutschman joins Taylor Hooton Foundation's advisory board of MLB players

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McKinney, Texas (Tuesday, August 9, 2022) – The Taylor Hooton Foundation announced today that Adley Rutschman of the Baltimore Orioles has joined its “Advisory Board” of active players from throughout Major League Baseball. The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against the use of Appearance and Performance Enhancing Substances by the youth of America.

The Orioles catcher joins 26 other members of the Hooton Foundation’s “Advisory Board,” which will include at least one player from all 30 major-league teams.

“We’re thrilled to have Adley join an incredible group of major-league players who have stepped up to serve as positive role models,” said Taylor Hooton Foundation President Donald Hooton, Jr. “We’re also very proud of the support that Major League Baseball and these elite athletes provide in sending a positive message to kids that they, too, can accomplish all of their dreams without the use of drugs. The participation of these players in our efforts to educate young people that using these substances is not the right choice cannot be overstated.”

As members of the “Advisory Board” – formed in 2014 and fully endorsed by Major League Baseball – the players are participating in the THF’s 2022 public-service campaign, ALL ME®For the campaign, a print PSA featuring each of the Foundation’s “Advisory Board” members has been created – with images provided by THF national partner, Getty Images – and will be made available to each player’s respective team for its program/magazine and other team platforms for the ‘22 season. In addition, ALL-ME-themed print PSAs will appear in Major League Baseball’s 2022 All-Star-Game, League-Championship-Series and World-Series programs. 

In addition to their participation in the public-service-ad campaigns since 2015, members of the “Advisory Board” also take part in the THF’s educational activities in their local communities. Board members have also provided their input on the most-effective ways to educate North America’s young people about the dangers of anabolic steroids and other appearance and performance enhancing drugs.   

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Birds return to Camden Yards hoping to continue the home run heatwave

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Lottery’s contestants clean up with $107,000 in winnings!

The Orioles have been hot as of late, capping a series sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 6-3 win in Arlington on Aug. 3. And as the temperatures have headed up in the dog days of summer, so have the Birds’ bats.

Anthony Santander leads the team with 19 home runs this season. Other home run leaders Ryan Mountcastle with 14 and Austin Hays with 12 have formed the heart of an Orioles lineup that has helped the team accumulate 25 home runs in July.

This is a great news for fans that have been taking part in the Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches Bases Loaded FAST PLAY Second-chance promotion. With a total of 109 home runs to date in 2022, the Lottery has awarded $107,000 to Contestants of the Game selected in this year’s promotion.

There is still time for you to be selected for an upcoming game. The Lottery will select this year’s final Contestants of the Game in the promotion’s final drawing on Aug. 30.  To enter, submit any winning or non-winning FAST PLAY Home Run Riches Bases Loaded ticket purchased between March 7 and August 29 into you MY Lottery Rewards account for a chance to win. Not yet a member of My Lottery Rewards? Click here to start your free account today!

The $5 FAST PLAY Home Run Riches Bases Loaded game was introduced to coincide with the 2022 Oriole’s baseball season. The ticket has prizes from $5 to $5,000 and a progressive jackpot that starts at $40,000 and continues to grow with each ticket sold until someone buys a jackpot-winner!

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Orioles activate Phillips, option Diaz

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Activated OF Brett Phillips. He will wear No. 66.
  • Optioned OF Yusniel Diaz to Triple-A Norfolk after yesterday’s game.

Orioles acquire OF Phillips from Rays

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The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have acquired outfielder BRETT PHILLIPS from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations. The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Phillips, 28, slashed .147/.225/.250 (27-for-184) with four doubles, five home runs, 21 runs scored, 14 RBI, and seven stolen bases over 75 games with the Rays this season. He ranked in the top two percent of Major League Baseball with 10 Outs Above Average, according to Statcast. In 347 career games between Tampa Bay, Kansas City, and Milwaukee, Phillips has hit .190/.276/.350 (147-for-774) with 22 doubles, nine triples, 28 home runs, 112 runs scored, 92 RBI, and 36 stolen bases. He was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the sixth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

Nationals announce roster moves

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

  • Selected the contract of first baseman Joey Meneses from Triple-A Rochester
  • Recalled outfielder Josh Palacios from Triple-A Rochester
  • Transferred left-handed pitcher Evan Lee to the 60-day Injured List
  • Designated left-handed pitcher Josh Rogers for assignment
  • Optioned shortstop CJ Abrams to Triple-A Rochester

Meneses, 30, leads Washington’s Minor League system with 20 home runs and 64 RBI, 107 hits and 183 total bases. He ranks among Nationals Minor Leaguers in slugging percentage (2nd, .489), OPS (2nd, .830), batting average (3rd, .286) and extra-base hits (T3rd, 35).

After 10 Minor League seasons, Meneses will make his Major League debut with his first appearance. He is a career .281/.338/.431 hitter with 174 doubles, 25 triples, 87 home runs, 439 RBI, 272 walks, 10 stolen bases and 381 runs scored in 894 career Minor League games. He was originally signed by the Atlanta Braves as a non-drafted free agent on May 9, 2011.

Palacios, 27, hit .299 with 11 doubles, two triples, seven home runs, 44 RBI, 30 walks, 18 stolen bases and 39 runs scored in 72 games with Triple-A Rochester. He ranks among Nationals farmhands in on-base percentage (2nd, .378), batting average (2nd, .299), OPS (5th, .815), slugging percentage (8th, .437), stolen bases (7th, 18) and RBI (9th, 44).

Palacios made his Major League debut in 2021, appearing in 13 games with the Toronto Blue Jays. He went 7-for-35 (.200) with four RBI, three walks and seven runs scored. Palacios was acquired off waivers from the Blue Jays on April 15 after six seasons in their organization. He was originally selected in the fourth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Auburn (AL) University.

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Nationals get top prospects, veteran Voit for Soto, Bell

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The Washington Nationals have acquired top prospects shortstop C.J. Abrams, left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, outfielder Robert Hassell III, outfielder James Wood and right-handed pitcher Jarlin Susana as well as Major League first baseman/designated hitter Luke Voit from the San Diego Padres in exchange for outfielder Juan Soto and first baseman Josh Bell on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. 

Abrams, 21, was San Diego’s No. 1 prospect and the No. 9 prospect in all of baseball entering the 2022 season, according to both Baseball America and MLBPipeline.com. He was cited by Baseball America as being the “best hitter” and having the “best speed” in all of Minor League baseball entering the 2022 season.

Abrams made San Diego’s Opening Day roster and his Major League debut this season, starting the second game of the season at shortstop. He hit .232 with five doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, four walks, one stolen base and 16 runs scored in 45 games across two Major League stints with the Padres this season.

A left-handed hitting shortstop, Abrams hit .314 with four doubles, one triple, seven homers, 28 RBI, eight walks, 10 stolen bases and 35 runs scored in 30 games for Triple-A El Paso in between Major League stints. In 106 games across three Minor League seasons (2019, 2021-2022), Abrams has hit .334/.388/.522 with 31 doubles, nine triples, 12 homers, 73 RBI, 34 walks, 38 stolen bases and 102 runs scored.

The 6-foot-2, 189-pound Abrams was selected to represent the Padres in the 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. He has been cited by Baseball America as the “best defensive infielder” (2021, 2022), “best athlete” (2020-22), “fastest baserunner” (2020-22) and “best hitter for average” (2020-2022) in San Diego’s Minor League system throughout his professional career. Following the 2019 season, he was named the Most Valuable Player in the rookie-level Arizona League and to Baseball America’s Rookie All-Star team.

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Orioles acquire four players from Twins for López and cash

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The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have acquired left-handed pitcher CADE POVICH, right-handed pitcher YENNIER CANO, left-handed pitcher JUAN ROJAS, and right-handed pitcher JUAN NUNEZ from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed pitcher JORGE LÓPEZ and cash considerations. Povich has been assigned to High-A Aberdeen, Cano has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, and Rojas and Nunez have been assigned to the Florida Complex League Orioles. Additionally, left-handed pitcher NICK VESPI has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 39 players.

Povich, 22, went 6-8 with a 4.46 ERA (39 ER/78.2 IP) with 107 strikeouts and 26 walks for High-A Cedar Rapids. He has struck out at least 10 batters in a game three times this season, including posting a career-high 11 strikeouts twice on June 18 vs. Dayton (5.0 IP) and July 6 vs. Quad Cities (5.0 IP). He is ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Minnesota’s system by MLB Pipeline and No. 21 by Baseball America. He was originally selected by Minnesota in the third round (No. 98 overall) of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft out the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Cano, 28, has gone 1-0 with a 9.22 ERA (14 ER/13.2 IP) and 14 strikeouts in 10 relief appearances for the Twins this season. He made his Major League debut on May 11 vs. Houston. He has pitched to a 1-1 record with a 1.90 ERA (5 ER/23.2 IP) and 25 strikeouts in 20 appearances for Triple-A St. Paul this year. He owns a career 6-4 record with a 3.07 ERA (37 ER/108.1 IP) and 126 strikeouts in 72 minor league games (one start). A native of Havana, Cuba, He was originally signed by the Twins as an international free agent on July 15, 2019. 

Rojas, 18, is 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA (12 ER/30.0 IP) with 38 strikeouts and four walks for the FCL Twins this season. He struck out a career-high 10 batters in 4.0 innings on July 12 at FCL Pirates and tied a career-high with 5.0 scoreless innings on July 4 at FCL Braves. A native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, he was originally signed by the Twins as an international free agent on March 5, 2021. 

Nunez, 21, has gone 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA (16 ER/29.2 IP) and 47 strikeouts in eight games (seven starts) for the FCL Twins this season. A native of Azua, Dominican Republic, he was originally signed by the Twins as an international free agent on November 14, 2019.

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Orioles sign 18 from draft

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The Baltimore Orioles have signed 18 players from the 2022 First-Year Player Draft: nine pitchers and nine position players. Of the 18 signed players, 16 were college athletes and two were from the high school ranks. The Orioles signed eight right-handed pitchers, one left-handed pitcher, three outfielders, four infielders, and two catchers.

 

ROUND        PLAYER                  POS  SCHOOL                                           HOMETOWN                     D.O.B.      HT     WT      B     T         Scout

1 (1)              Jackson Holliday     INF    Stillwater High School (OK)              Stillwater, OK                      12/4/03     6-1     175      L      R       Guthrie

CBA (33)        Dylan Beavers         OF     University of California, Berkeley      Paso Robles, CA                  8/11/01     6-4     205      L      R         Walter

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Orioles, Astros, Rays complete three-team trade

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The Baltimore Orioles today announced that they have completed a three-team trade with the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays in which the Orioles acquired right-handed pitcher SETH JOHNSON from the Rays and right-handed pitcher CHAYCE McDERMOTT from the Astros, the Astros acquired infielder/outfielder TREY MANCINI from the Orioles and right-handed pitcher JAYDEN MURRAY from the Rays, and the Rays acquired outfielder JOSÉ SIRI from the Astros. Johnson and McDermott have been assigned to High-A Aberdeen. Additionally, outfielder YUSNIEL DIAZ has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. His first appearance will be his Major League debut. The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 39 players. 

Johnson, 24, went 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA (9 ER/27.0 IP) with 41 strikeouts against 11 walks in seven starts for High-A Bowling Green this season before he was placed on the seven-day Injured List on May 27. He struck out a career-high 11 batters over 5.0 innings on May 20 at Greensboro. Over 39 career games (32 starts), he has gone 7-8 with a 2.81 ERA (43 ER/137.2 IP) and 172 strikeouts. He is currently ranked as the No. 6 prospect in Tampa Bay’s system by MLB Pipeline and No. 9 by Baseball America. Johnson was originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the CBA Round (No. 40 overall) of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft. He attended Campbell University (NC). 

McDermott, 23, went 6-1 with a 5.50 ERA (44 ER/72.0 IP) and 114 strikeouts compared to 43 walks in 19 appearances (10 starts) for High-A Asheville this season. He struck out a career-high 10 batters over 6.0 innings on June 7 at Greenville. Over 26 career games (14 starts), he has gone 6-1 with a 4.92 ERA (51 ER/93.1 IP) and 154 strikeouts. He is currently ranked as the No. 12 prospect in Houston’s system by MLB Pipeline and No. 6 by Baseball America. McDermott was originally selected by the Houston Astros in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. He attended Ball State University (IN). 

Mancini, 30, hit .268/.347/.404 (95-for-354) with 16 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 39 runs scored, and 41 RBI over 92 games with the Orioles this season. Over 701 career games with Baltimore, Mancini hit .270/.334/.463 (717-for-2,651) with 137 doubles, 11 triples, 117 home runs, 359 runs scored, and 350 RBI. On Saturday, he became the 41st player in franchise history (since 1954) to play in at least 700 games with the club. Last year, he was named the recipient of the 2021 American League Comeback Player of the Year Award and finished as the runner-up in the 36th MLB Home Run Derby behind Pete Alonso of the New York Mets. He was also the Orioles’ 2021 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. He became the fastest player in Orioles history, who began their career with Baltimore, to reach 100 career home runs, doing so in 531 games. Mancini was originally selected by the Orioles in the eighth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.