Nationals announce minor league coaching staffs

The Washington Nationals announced their Minor League managers, coaches and coordinators for the 2021 season on Friday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. * Matt LeCroy will take over as the manager of Triple-A Rochester. The 2021 season will mark his 13th in a coaching role in the Washington Nationals organization. In 2020, LeCroy served as the Minor

Nationals announce 2021 non-roster invites

The Washington Nationals announced their 32 non-roster invites for 2021 Spring Training on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. RHP LHP C INF OF Aaron Barrett Luis Avilán Welington Castillo Jackson Cluff (L) Gerardo Parra (L) Bryan Bonnell Tim Cate Israel Pineda Drew Mendoza (L) Carlos Tocci Cade Cavalli Matt Cronin Jakson Reetz Jordy Mercer Yasmany Tomás

Orioles announce spring training invitees

The Orioles today announced that they have invited 10 non-roster players to Major League Spring Training in Sarasota, Fla. The list includes two left-handed pitchers, four right-handed pitchers, three catchers, and one infielder. Additionally, the Orioles have invited 22 players to Spring Training as camp reserves. A complete list of both the Orioles’ non-roster invitees and camp reserves for 2021 Spring Training is below: Non-roster

Orioles to welcome back fans to Ed Smith Stadium for spring training games with social distancing guidelines

As the Orioles prepare to begin the 2021 Spring Training season, the club today announced plans to welcome a limited number of fans to attend games at Ed Smith Stadium this spring. The club will implement “pod” seating throughout the ballpark to ensure proper social distancing of at least six feet between each group of ticket holders. With this policy in place, the Orioles will

Nationals agree to terms with catcher Alex Avila

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with catcher Alex Avila on Wednesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Avila, 34, is a veteran of 12 Major League seasons, having played for the Minnesota Twins (2020), Arizona Diamondbacks (2018-19), Chicago Cubs (2017), Detroit Tigers (2009-15, 2016) and Chicago White Sox (2016). He’s hit .235 with

Orioles acquire Jahmai Jones from Angels in exchange for Alex Cobb

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired infielder/outfielder Jahmai Jones (juh-MY) from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-hander Alex Cobb. The Orioles 40-man roster currently has 40 players. Jones, 23, made his Major League debut in 2020 for the Angels, appearing in three games and collecting three hits in seven at-bats. Jones has appeared in 484 career minor league games, slashing .258/.338/.386

MASN to launch on Citizens Telephone Cooperative on Feb. 1, 2021

Nationals & Orioles Baseball and Hokies Basketball Coming to Thousands of Households in SW Virginia MASN and Citizens have reached a carriage agreement that will bring Nationals and Orioles baseball to thousands of households in Southwestern Virginia for a launch February 1st. The 24/7 regional sports network is the home of Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles baseball and televises every available game live and in

Orioles equipment trucks embark on 1,000-mile journey to Ed Smith Stadium

Earlier today, Von Paris Moving & Storage trucks carrying Orioles equipment departed from Oriole Park, making their way to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota in preparation for the 2021 Spring Training season. Orioles staff have gone above and beyond to implement health and safety protocols as they packed and loaded equipment for departure. In addition to wearing masks and gloves at all times, the crew