Miguel Tejada Rejoins Orioles

Miguel Tejada Rejoins Orioles
The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent INF MIGUEL TEJADA to a one-year contract for 2010. The six-time All-Star rejoins his former team, for whom he batted .311 with 102 home runs and 429 RBI in 619 games over four seasons from 2004-2007. Traded by the Orioles to Houston on December 12, 2007 in exchange for RHP MATT ALBERS, INF MICHAEL COSTANZO, LHP TROY PATTON, RHP DENNIS SARFATE and OF LUKE SCOTT, Tejada spent the last two years with the Astros. Last season, he led the...
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Sarfate Clears Waivers, Is Outrighted to Norfolk

Sarfate Clears Waivers, Is Outrighted to Norfolk
The Orioles today announced that RHP DENNIS SARFATE has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Sarfate will be invited to major league spring training as a non-roster invitee. Sarfate went 0-1 with a 5.09 ERA (23.0IP, 13ER) in 20 games for Baltimore in 2009. He spent most of the season on the disabled list with a circulatory condition in his right hand.
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Orioles Re-Sign Mark Hendrickson

Orioles Re-Sign Mark Hendrickson
The Orioles today announced that they have re-signed free agent LHP MARK HENDRICKSON to a one-year contract for the 2010 season with a club option for the 2011 season. Hendrickson, 35, went 6-5 with a 4.37 ERA (105.0IP, 51ER) in 53 games (11 starts) for the Orioles in 2009. In 42 relief appearances, Hendrickson was 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA (55.0IP, 21ER). Hendrickson is the only major league pitcher to make at least 10 starts and five relief appearances in each of the last four seasons. In his...
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Orioles Mourn Passing of Longtime Traveling Secretary Phil Itzoe

Orioles Mourn Passing of Longtime Traveling Secretary Phil Itzoe
Earlier today, longtime Orioles traveling secretary PHIL ITZOE passed away after an extended illness. Born August 26, 1937, Itzoe spent a total of 45 seasons with the Orioles, including 41 years coordinating the Orioles' travel plans, the longest tenure of any traveling secretary in any of the four major sports leagues. Phil joined the Orioles in 1964 as assistant to the public relations director. In 1968, he took over traveling secretary duties, a position he held through the 2008 season....
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Orioles to Hold Open Tryouts for Sarasota's Voice of the Orioles on February 20

Orioles to Hold Open Tryouts for Sarasota's Voice of the Orioles on February 20
The Orioles will hold open tryouts on Saturday, February 20 for public address announcer at Ed Smith Stadium for the 2010 spring training season. Applicants are asked to bring their resumes and arrive by 12:30 p.m. for registration. Tryouts will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Applicants will be asked to read mock lineups and make announcements on the public address system at the ballpark. The new voice of the Orioles must be available for all 16 home spring training games from Wednesday, March 3...
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RHP Armando Gambino Outrighted to Norfolk, Invited to Spring Training

RHP Armando Gambino Outrighted to Norfolk, Invited to Spring Training
The Orioles today announced that RHP ARMANDO GABINO has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. He has also received an invitation to attend major league spring training camp. Gabino was claimed on waivers from the Minnesota Twins on November 9, 2009. He made his major league debut last August for the Twins. Gabino is 21-17 with a 3.30 ERA (344.0IP, 126ER) in 178 minor league games with the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota. Gabino will wear uniform #61.
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Orioles Birthday Promotions to Return in 2010

Orioles Birthday Promotions to Return in 2010
The Orioles announced today that they are once again inviting all baseball fans to celebrate their birthdays at Camden Yards and attend a game for free in 2010. The "Come Free for your Birthday" promotion, this year presented by Carvel, debuted last season as part of the Birdland Stimulus Package and was wildly successful, with over 45,000 fans participating and receiving a free ticket voucher for their birthday. The promotion is part of the team's effort to continue to offer Orioles...
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Orioles to Hold Interviews for Ballgirls and Ballboys on Saturday, March 6

Orioles to Hold Interviews for Ballgirls and Ballboys on Saturday, March 6
The Orioles have announced they will conduct interviews on Saturday, March 6 to find ballgirls and ballboys for the 2010 season. Outgoing and athletic men and women ages 18 and older who are interested in serving as ballboys and ballgirls for the Orioles during the upcoming season are invited to interview for a position at Camden Yards beginning at noon on March 6. Candidates should be personable, customer-service oriented and available to work the entire 2010 season. Those interested should...
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Orioles Open Spring Training in Sarasota Tomorrow vs. Rays

Orioles Open Spring Training in Sarasota Tomorrow vs. Rays
The Orioles will open their first spring training season at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota tomorrow, Wednesday, March 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. The entire ballpark will open at 11:00 a.m. for fans to come early and enjoy batting practice and pregame preparations. Tickets are still available by visiting www.orioles.com, by calling (888) 329-3365 or by visiting the Ed Smith Stadium box office. NATIONAL ANTHEM AND COLOR GUARD American tenor Joshua Kohl will perform the National...
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Orioles Radio Network to Broadcast Across 40 Stations in 2010

Orioles Radio Network to Broadcast Across 40 Stations in 2010
The Orioles today announced the addition of six new stations to their Radio Network, bringing the club's list of radio affiliates to 40 stations in four states and the District of Columbia. The team's radio broadcasts begin today with the Orioles' first spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota at 1:00 p.m. Joe Angel and Fred Manfra will again team up to call the action across the 40-station network, which includes flagship WJZ-FM in Baltimore;...
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Orioles Complete 2010 Contract Signings

Orioles Complete 2010 Contract Signings
The Orioles today announced that they have agreed to terms with 22 players on one-year contracts and renewed the contracts of four players for 2010. The list of players recently signed includes: ROBERT ANDINO, MICHAEL AUBREY, JOSH BELL, BRAD BERGESEN, ALBERTO CASTILLO, BRANDON ERBE, PEDRO FLORIMON, DAVID HERNANDEZ, RHYNE HUGHES, JIM JOHNSON, LUIS LEBRON, KAM MICKOLIO, LOU MONTANEZ, TROY PATTON, WILFRIDO PEREZ, FELIX PIE, DENNIS SARFATE, BRANDON SNYDER, CHORYE SPOONE, CRAIG TATUM, CHRIS TILLMAN...
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Today's Orioles-Marlins Game at Ed Smith Stadium Cancelled Due to Rain

Today's Orioles-Marlins Game at Ed Smith Stadium Cancelled Due to Rain
Today's Orioles-Marlins game at Ed Smith Stadium has been cancelled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for today's game may exchange their tickets for any of the remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund. On non-game days, tickets may be exchanged at the stadium box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the day of a game, beginning two hours prior to game time, tickets may be exchanged for that game only at...
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RHP Steve Johnson Returned to Orioles

RHP Steve Johnson Returned to Orioles
The Orioles today announced that RHP STEVE JOHNSON has been returned to the organization from the San Francisco Giants. Johnson was selected by the Giants in the Rule 5 draft in December. Johnson was 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Bowie in 2009 after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers along with 3B JOSH BELL in exchange for LHP GEORGE SHERRILL on July 30. He was 12-7 with a 3.41 ERA overall last season. Johnson has been assigned to Bowie and will report to the...
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Orioles Option LHP Wilfrido Perez to Double-A Bowie

Orioles Option LHP Wilfrido Perez to Double-A Bowie
The Orioles announced that they have optioned LHP WILFRIDO PEREZ to Double-A Bowie. He will report to the Orioles' minor league camp. Perez did not allow a hit or run and struck out four batters in four appearances spanning 3.1 innings this spring.
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Ray Miller and Johnny Oates Elected to Orioles Hall of Fame

Ray Miller and Johnny Oates Elected to Orioles Hall of Fame
Former Orioles pitching coach and manager RAY MILLER has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame, the team announced today. Former O's manager and player JOHNNY OATES will also be enshrined posthumously as a selection of the Veteran's Committee, and longtime Baseball Operations employee LENNY JOHNSTON is this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner. A native of Suitland, Maryland, Ray Miller will be enshrined for his work as a pitching coach with the Orioles. He had three stints with the Birds...
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Orioles Assign Arrieta to Minor League Camp

Orioles Assign Arrieta to Minor League Camp
The Orioles today announced that RHP JAKE ARRIETA has been assigned to minor league camp, reducing the spring training roster to 47 players.
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Orioles Name David Stockstill Director of International Operations and John Stockstill Director of Player Development

Orioles Name David Stockstill Director of International Operations and John Stockstill Director of Player Development
The Orioles today announced that DAVID STOCKSTILL and JOHN STOCKSTILL, previously the club's Director of Player Development and Director of International Scouting, respectively, will change roles within the organization. As a result of the change, which will be effective on April 5, David Stockstill has been named Director of International Operations. In his new role, David will oversee all the club's international operations, including scouting in the Far East, Latin America and beyond. He...
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Orioles Send Nine Players to Minor League Camp

Orioles Send Nine Players to Minor League Camp
The Orioles announced that they have sent nine players to minor league camp. Infielders JOSH BELL, RHYNE HUGHES, BRANDON SNYDER and MICHAEL AUBREY have been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk, while infielder PEDRO FLORIMON was optioned to Double-A Bowie. Pitchers FRANK MATA, JOSH PERRAULT and DENNIS SARFATE and outfielder JONATHAN TUCKER have been returned to minor league camp. The moves leave the Orioles with 37 players remaining in camp. A complete list of remaining players is below. PITCHERS...
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