Orioles reinstate John Means, place Grayson Rodriguez on 15-day injured list

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Reinstated LHP John Means from the 15-day Injured List (left forearm strain).
  • Placed RHP Grayson Rodriguez on the 15-day Injured List (right shoulder inflammation), retroactive to April 30.

Pérez comes off IL, Tate optioned

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Reinstated LHP Cionel Pérez from the 15-day Injured List (right oblique strain).
  • Optioned RHP Dillon Tate to Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles select McKenna contract, option Holliday as Bañuelos DFA

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of OF Ryan McKenna from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned 2B/SS Jackson Holliday to Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Designated C David Bañuelos for assignment.

Nationals reinstate Keibert Ruiz

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The Washington Nationals returned from rehabilitation assignment reinstated catcher Keibert Ruiz from the 10-day Injured List and optioned catcher Drew Millas to Triple-A Rochester on Thursday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
 
Ruiz, 25, returns after missing 11 games with influenza. He appeared in two rehab games with Double-A Harrisburg this week. Prior to being placed on the Injured List, Ruiz was hitting .194 with a homer, three RBI, two walks and two runs scored in his first eight games of the season.
 
Millas, 26, appeared in one game during his second Major League stint this season.

Nationals recall Lipscomb as Thomas goes on IL

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The Washington Nationals recalled infielder Trey Lipscomb from Triple-A Rochester and placed outfielder Lane Thomas on the 10-day Injured List with a sprain of the left MCL on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Lipscomb, 23, returns to the Nationals after being optioned to Rochester on April 15. He hit .224 with one homer, four RBI, three walks, four stolen bases and seven runs scored in 14 games during his first stint with Washington from March 30 to April 14. In four games with Rochester, Lipscomb went 4-for-16 (.250) with two RBI while playing both second base (2 G) and third base (2 G).

Lipscomb made his Major League debut on March 30 at Cincinnati and became the first player in Nationals history (2005-pres.) to record a hit and a stolen base in his Major League debut. He hit his first career home run the following day, a go-ahead solo shot in the seventh inning.

Thomas, 28, hit .184 with two homers, 10 RBI, eight walks, 11 stolen bases and six runs scored in 22 games before sustaining the injury on Tuesday night. He ranks third in Major League Baseball with 11 stolen bases.

Nationals select contract of Jacob Barnes, place Robert Garcia on IL

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The Washington Nationals selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Jacob Barnes and placed left-handed pitcher Robert Garcia on the 15-day Injured List (retroactive to April 21) with influenza on Tuesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, Washington designed infielder/outfielder Jake Alu for assignment. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.
 
Barnes, 34, allowed just one hit with 10 strikeouts in 8.0 innings of scoreless relief for Triple-A Rochester. He converted both save opportunities and walked just two batters in seven appearances out of the bullpen. He last pitched on April 19 vs. Toledo (CLE), tossing perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to record his second save of the season.
 
A non-roster invite to 2024 Major League Spring Training, Barnes posted a 0.87 ERA (1 ER/10.1 IP) with 15 strikeouts, three walks and a .175 opponents’ average (7-for-40) in nine Grapefruit League appearances.
 
Barnes has appeared in 265 Major League games for eight teams across eight seasons. He has a career 8-17 record with seven saves and a 4.76 ERA with the St. Louis Cardinals (2023), New York Yankees (22), Detroit Tigers (2022), Toronto Blue Jays (2021), New York Mets (2021), Los Angeles Angels (2020), Kansas City Royals (2019) and Milwaukee Brewers (2016-19).
 
Garcia, 27, went 0-1 with a 6.48 with 11 appearances out of Washington’s bullpen.
 
Alu, 27, did not appear in a game for the Nationals in 2024.

Orioles recall Heston Kjerstad

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Recalled OF Heston Kjerstad from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Optioned C David Bañuelos to Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles place Austin Hays on 10-day injured list

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of C David Bañuelos from Triple-A Norfolk.
  • Placed OF Austin Hays on the 10-day Injured List (left calf strain), retroactive to April 21.
  • Designated OF Peyton Burdick for assignment.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Bañuelos to Norfolk after clearing waivers, Reds claim Soto

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • C David Bañuelos has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Additionally, INF Livan Soto has been claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.

Suárez selected, Bañuelos DFA

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of RHP Albert Suárez from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 49 and start today’s game.
  • Designated C David Bañuelos for assignment.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Wells to injured list; Bañuelos selected, Soto DFA

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of C David Bañuelos from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 91 and his first appearance will be his Major League debut.
  • Placed RHP Tyler Wells on the 15-day Injured List (right elbow inflammation), retroactive to April 13.
  • Designated INF Livan Soto for assignment.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Nationals announce roster moves

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

  • Recalled left-handed pitcher Mitchell Parker from Triple-A Rochester
  • Recalled catcher Drew Millas from Triple-A Rochester
  • Returned infielder Nick Senzel from rehab and reinstated him from the Injured List
  • Optioned infielder Trey Lipscomb to Triple-A Rochester
  • Placed catcher Keibert Ruiz on the 10-day Injured List retroactive to April 12 with Influenza
  • Optioned right-handed pitcher Amos Willingham to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday 

A fifth-round pick by the Nationals in 2020, Parker, 24, receives his first call to the Major Leagues and is scheduled to make his debut tonight in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Coming into the season, he ranked among all Minor League pitchers in opponents’ slugging percentage (2nd, .351), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (3rd, 11.36), strikeouts (T5th, 411), home runs (6th, 28) and opponents’ batting average (11th, .237) since the start of 2021. Parker led all Minor League left-handed pitchers in opponents’ slugging, strikeouts per 9.0 and was tied for the lead in strikeouts over that stretch. 

Parker is set to become the 27th pitcher drafted or signed and developed by Washington to start a game for the club since 2005. Fellow San Jacinto College (TX) alum Jackson Rutledge was the most recent pitcher to do so. 

Parker threw 4.0 innings, struck out five and allowed one unearned run on one hit in his only start for Triple-A Rochester this season. In four Minor League seasons, he is 19-23 with a 4.15 ERA and 416 strikeouts in 329.2 innings. 

Millas, 26, returns to the Nationals for his second stint of the season. He went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and caught a runner attempting to steal second in his only game with Washington this year on April 10 at San Francisco. He played in three games in Rochester after he was optioned last Wednesday, going  1-for-5 with a double and an RBI.

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Nationals recall Willingham

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The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Amos Willingham from Triple-A Rochester on Friday and optioned catcher Drew Millas to Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Willingham, 25, made his Major League debut on June 28, 2023, at Seattle after his contract was selected on June 26. He enjoyed four stints with the big league club in his rookie season and finished his first campaign strong, posting a 3.48 ERA (4 ER/10.1 IP) in five outings during the month of September, including 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks on Sept. 2 vs. Miami.

The Rome, Ga., native went 5-1 with five saves and a 2.02 ERA in 28 games between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester last season and struck out 36 in 35.2 innings of work.

Willingham started the 2024 season with Triple-A Rochester, where he held opponents hitless in his first 3.1 innings of work, striking out two. In all, he was 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (3 ER / 5.0 IP) in three games for the Red Wings this season.

Millas, 26, went 1-for-3 with a stolen base in one game with Washington this season.

Orioles acquire right-hander Ramírez from Mets

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The Orioles today announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher YOHAN RAMÍREZ from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations. He has not yet reported.

Ramírez, 28, was 0-1 with an 11.81 ERA (7 ER/5.1 IP) with nine hits (1 HR), four walks (1 IBB), and six strikeouts in three games with the Mets this season. He’s appeared in 105 career MLB games between the Mariners, Guardians, Pirates, White Sox, and Mets, including making a career-high 31 appearances in 2023 between Pittsburgh and Chicago-AL.

Ramírez was originally signed as an International Free Agent by the Houston Astros on June 15, 2016 out of Villa Mella, Dominican Republic. Seattle selected him in the 2019 Rule 5 Draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2020.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 40 players.

Orioles claim Livan Soto

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The Orioles have made the following roster move:

  • Claimed INF Livan Soto off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 39 players.

Nationals recall Drew Millas, option Joan Adon to Triple-A Rochester

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The Washington Nationals recalled catcher Drew Millas from Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday and optioned right-handed pitcher Joan Adon to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday night. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.

Millas, 26, made his Major League debut in 2023 after his contract was selected on August 28. He hit safely in six of his first eight starts, including each of his first four. In 11 Major League games last year, Millas hit .286 (8-for-28) with two doubles, a home run, six RBI, four walks and a run scored.

At the time of his promotion last season, Millas ranked in Washington’s Minor League system in on-base percentage (2nd, .390), OPS (4th, .832), average (5th, .291), slugging percentage (6th, .442) and RBI (T7th, 43). He hit .291/.390/.442 with 15 doubles, three triples, seven RBI, 43 RBI, 42 walks, six stolen bases and 40 runs in 83 games between Double-A and Triple-A.

In four games with Triple-A Rochester this season, Millas has two hits, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI.

Adon, 25, allowed one run over 4.0 innings in one start. He struck out a pair and walked three in a no-decision.

Orioles select contract of Jackson Holliday

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The Orioles have made the following roster moves:

  • Selected the contract of 2B/SS Jackson Holliday from Triple-A Norfolk. He will wear No. 7 and his first appearance will be his Major League debut.
  • Designated INF/OF Tony Kemp for assignment.

The Orioles’ 40-man roster currently has 38 players.

Nationals place Josiah Gray on IL, recall Joan Adon

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The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joan Adon from Triple-A Rochester and placed right-handed pitcher Josiah Gray on the 15-day Injured List with a right elbow/forearm flexor strain retroactive to April 6 on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Adon will start tonight in San Francisco. 

Adon, 25, enjoyed two Major League stints in 2023 as he combined for a career-high 29 outings between Washington and Triple-A Rochester. He Took no-hitters into the sixth inning on Aug. 5 at Cincinnati (6.0 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, HR, 7 SO) and Aug. 25 at Miami (6.0 IP, 3 H, HBP, 3 SO) earning the win in both games. All told, he finished 2-4 with a 6.45 ERA with 48 strikeouts in 51.2 innings pitched in the Major Leagues last season.

The native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic made 17 starts for Triple-A Rochester last season and finished 3-5 with a 4.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 87.2 innings of work. Over his final eight starts with the Red Wings, Adon was 2-2 with a 3.40 ERA and pitched at least 5.0 innings in every start, including 6.0 innings in five times. In one start for Triple-A Rochester this season, Adon allowed two earned runs in 2.1 innings of work. He struck out a pair and allowed four hits.

Gray, 26, has struck out nine in 8.1 innings of work this season. He is 0-2 with a 14.04 ERA in two starts.

Baltimore Orioles & Baltimore Ravens combine to donate $10 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation's Key Bridge Emergency Fund

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Ravens and Orioles each donate $5 million to support the relief efforts

The Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens have together donated $10 million to the Baltimore Community Foundation’s Key Bridge Emergency Fund. Each organization contributed $5 million, respectively.

The Key Bridge Emergency Fund was established to provide ongoing support to the recovery and resilience efforts for families, port workers, first responders, small businesses and communities affected by the March 26 Key Bridge tragedy. This fund supports regional efforts to heal, respond and memorialize, in coordination with adjacent efforts with the Foundation’s strategic partners.

“The resiliency of our city has once again been sorely tested,” said Orioles owner DAVID M. RUBENSTEIN. “Under the leadership of Governor Wes Moore, and in collaboration with the Ravens, the Orioles offer this contribution to support those who keep our city, our state, and our country in business.”

“Our heartfelt condolences are with the victims of this tragedy and their families,” Ravens owner STEVE BISCIOTTI stated. “We are thankful to our first responders for their bravery and tireless work. The Ravens are honored to support the Francis Scott Key Bridge recovery efforts and affected Maryland families and businesses. We are confident that Baltimore and Maryland will keep displaying tremendous spirit and strength during this time of great need.”

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Orioles trade Diego Castillo to Twins

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The Orioles have traded minor league INF/OF Diego Castillo to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations.