Rick Dempsey

Rick Dempsey
Rick Dempsey, Color Analyst/ Co-Host of O's Xtra Dempsey has spent 34 seasons in professional baseball as a player, scout and manager. In 2002 Rick became first base coach and catching instructor for the Baltimore Orioles. Previously, he was the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen coach. After his playing days in Baltimore, Rick signed as a free agent with Cleveland in 1987. He left the Orioles having caught more games than anyone in club history. A reserve role with the Dodgers came after...
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Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer, Color Analyst A Baltimore Orioles pitching legend and Hall-of-Famer, Jim Palmer has served as an analyst for Orioles Television for 16 seasons. He has worked as an analyst on ABC-TV for 13 years and also spent time with ESPN, where he was nominated for a CableACE award after one season. Without doubt the finest pitcher in Orioles history, Palmer is one of the six players to have his uniform number (22) retired. In the 20 years (1965-'84) he spent with the Orioles, Palmer put...
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Gary Thorne

Gary Thorne
Gary Thorne, Play-by-Play Gary Thorne is one of the most recognizable voices in sports broadcasting having covered Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Olympics, NCAA basketball and NCAA hockey throughout over 30 years in broadcasting. Thorne spent seven years at ABC Sports, as a play-by-play commentator for the network's coverage of the National Hockey League. Since 1992 he has provided commentary for ESPN's "National Hockey Night" telecasts. In 1998, Thorne worked...
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Nationals Name Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager

Nationals Name Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager
The Washington Nationals today named Davey Johnson Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A former World Series winning player and manager, Johnson joins the Nationals after managing Team USA to a semi-finals berth in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. Johnson has managed or coached five Team USA professional squads since 2005, including the 2008 Olympic team that claimed the bronze in Beijing. Johnson spent the...
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Nationals Select the Contracts of RHP Juan Jaime, LHP Atahualpa Severino & LHP Aaron Thompson

Nationals Select the Contracts of RHP Juan Jaime, LHP Atahualpa Severino & LHP Aaron Thompson
The Washington Nationals today selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Juan Jaime, left-handed pitcher Atahualpa Severino and left-handed pitcher Aaron Thompson. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Jaime went 5-2 with a 2.10 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) last season with Vermont of the Single-A New York-Penn League and Hagerstown of the Single-A South Atlantic League. The 22-year-old posted a .189 batting average against and 12.3...
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Nationals Name 2010 Coaching Staff

Nationals Name 2010 Coaching Staff
The Washington Nationals today announced that hitting coach Rick Eckstein, pitching coach Steve McCatty and third base coach Pat Listach will return in the same roles in 2010. The club also named John McLaren bench coach, Jim Lett bullpen coach and Dan Radison first-base coach. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo and Nationals Field Manager Jim Riggleman made the joint announcement. Eckstein returns for a second season in Washington, as his offense showed significant...
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Granderson, Zimmerman Among 'All Stars Helping Kids' Winners for 2010 Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Granderson, Zimmerman Among 'All Stars Helping Kids' Winners for 2010 Jefferson Awards for Public Service
Tigers outfielder and Nationals third baseman Join World Champions Venus Williams and Lauryn Williams, NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard and Dirk Nowitzki, NFL star Justin Tuck on "Dream Team For Public Service" SAN FRANCISCO (November 23, 2009) - Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson and Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman are among 10 "Dream Team for Public Service" winners from among 53 nominees selected for the Jefferson Awards for Public Service, which will recognize the...
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Nationals Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule

Nationals Announce 2010 Spring Training Schedule
The Washington Nationals today announced their 2010 Spring Training schedule, which is highlighted by a home matchup against the World Champion New York Yankees on March 12 and will conclude with an exhibition tilt against the Boston Red Sox on April 3 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Florida-based portion of the Nationals' spring schedule is comprised of 32 Grapefruit League contests, including 15 home games at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL. It will commence on March 4 with...
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Washington Nationals Name Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager

Washington Nationals Name Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager
The Washington Nationals today named Phil Rizzo Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. A scout for well over 40 years, Phil Rizzo joins his ninth franchise--the Nationals--and his son for the second time. Mike and Phil worked together for seven seasons (1999-2005) with Arizona, where Phil was a Diamondbacks Special Assignment Scout. While with the Diamondbacks, Phil made the first call and filed the first...
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Nationals Announce 2010 Minor League Coordinators and Field Staffs

Nationals Announce 2010 Minor League Coordinators and Field Staffs
The Washington Nationals today named their minor league coordinators, managers, coaches and trainers for the 2010 season. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals Assistant General Manager and Vice President of Player Development Bob Boone and Nationals Director of Player Development Doug Harris made the joint announcement. Trent Jewett, 45, will manage Syracuse of the Triple-A International League. He returns for his second season in the Washington chain after...
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Nationals Acquire Right-Handed Reliever Brian Bruney from Yankees

Nationals Acquire Right-Handed Reliever Brian Bruney from Yankees
The Washington Nationals today acquired right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney from the New York Yankees in exchange for a player to be named. To make room on the roster, the Nationals unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Saul Rivera. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Bruney joins the Nationals after going 5-0 with 14 holds and a 3.92 ERA in 44 appearances with the World Champion Yankees in 2009. Bruney is 8-0 with 26 holds, one save and...
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Nationals Select Four Players in Rule 5 Draft & Trade Top Selection to Yankees to Complete Deal for Brian Bruney

Nationals Select Four Players in Rule 5 Draft & Trade Top Selection to Yankees to Complete Deal for Brian Bruney
The Washington Nationals today selected four players in Major League Baseball's Rule 5 Draft and traded their top selection to the New York Yankees to complete Monday's deal for right-handed pitcher Brian Bruney. Prior to today's Draft, Washington unconditionally released right-handed pitcher Zack Segovia. Nationals Senior Vice President and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. The Nationals selected outfielder Jamie Hoffmann from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League...
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Nationals Sign 14-Time All-Star Catcher Ivan Rodriguez to Two-Year Contract

Nationals Sign 14-Time All-Star Catcher Ivan Rodriguez to Two-Year Contract
The Washington Nationals today signed catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. One of baseball's all-time best two-way catchers, Rodriguez owns an extensive hardware collection anchored by a record 13 Gold Gloves--among catchers, only Hall-of-Famer Johnny Bench (10) earned more than seven--and seven Silver Sluggers, a tally trumped by only Mike Piazza (10). Rodriguez is a career .299 (2711-for-9070)...
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Nationals Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Scott Olsen to One-Year Contract

Nationals Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Scott Olsen to One-Year Contract
The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen to a one-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Olsen went 2-4 with a 6.03 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals in 2009, his first season in Washington. Olsen is 33-41 with a 4.77 ERA in 113 career big league games/112 starts spanning five seasons with Washington (2009) and Florida (2005-08). Olsen's 2009 campaign was cut short upon having season-ending...
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Washington Nationals Announce Individual Ticket Prices for 2010

Washington Nationals Announce Individual Ticket Prices for 2010
The Washington Nationals today announced individual ticket prices for the 2010 season at Nationals Park -offering fans one of the best game day experiences in Major League Baseball at affordable prices. The team's new and exciting roster is sure to provide many entertaining days and nights in NatsTown, where individual tickets will still be available for as low as $5 on game day. Fans will also have new economy parking options just blocks from Nationals Park, making it easier and less...
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Nationals Sign All-Star Right-Hander Jason Marquis to Two-Year Contract

Nationals Sign All-Star Right-Hander Jason Marquis to Two-Year Contract
The Washington Nationals today signed right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a two-year contract. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Marquis joins the Nationals after going 15-13 with a 4.04 ERA in 33 starts for Colorado last season. Marquis matched Ubaldo Jimenez for the Rockies team lead in wins and starts, and his career-high 216.0 innings ranked eighth in the National League. The 15 wins ranked fourth in the National League and matched a...
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Nationals Agree to Terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on Minor League Deals

Nationals Agree to Terms with 1B Josh Whitesell and INF Eric Bruntlett on Minor League Deals
The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms with first baseman Josh Whitesell and infielder Eric Bruntlett on 2010 minor-league contracts that include invitations to big league Spring Training. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Whitesell returns to his original organization, as he was drafted by the Expos in the sixth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft. The left-handed hitting Whitesell posted a .346 on-base percentage in 46 games...
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The Washington Nationals Name Andrew Feffer Chief Operating Officer

The Washington Nationals Name Andrew Feffer Chief Operating Officer
The Washington Nationals today announced that Andrew C. Feffer has been named Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for all revenue generating and non-baseball operations, according to Nationals President Stan Kasten. Feffer most recently served as COO for NFL PLAYERS, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. During his three-year tenure with NFL PLAYERS, Feffer developed the players' marketing, sponsorship, licensing, television, and online interactive...
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Nationals Sign Closer Matt Capps

Nationals Sign Closer Matt Capps
The Washington Nationals today signed free-agent right-handed closer Matt Capps. Nationals Senior Vice President & General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Capps signs with Washington after going 19-19 with 29 holds, 67 saves and a 3.61 ERA in 271 appearances spanning five seasons (2005-09) with Pittsburgh. Capps completes his Pirates career ranked sixth on Pittsburgh's all-time saves list. Since seizing the Pirates' closer role in June of 2007, Capps successfully converted an...
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Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Winter Caravan & NatsFest

Washington Nationals Announce 2010 Winter Caravan & NatsFest
The Washington Nationals today announced the schedule for their 2010 Winter Caravan when members of the Washington Nationals will tour the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area from January 27 to Saturday, January 30, and conclude with the second annual NatsFest at Nationals Park on Sunday, January 31. Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman, Players Brian Bruney, Matt Capps, Tyler Clippard, Adam Dunn, Danny Espinosa, John Lannan, Nyjer Morgan, Ivan Rodriguez, Ryan Speier, Craig Stammen, Drew Storen, Josh...
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