Orioles to host Play Ball Days for Maryland youth

Expanding upon Major League Baseball’s Play Ball campaign, the Orioles will host Play Ball Days, presented by Nike, at local Maryland Title I schools to continue to grow the game of baseball, inspire recreational play in underserved areas, and teach life lessons including teamwork, perseverance, and resilience. From October 25 through October 29, the Orioles will host the outdoor Orioles-themed Play Ball Days in Title

Nationals name Darnell Coles hitting coach

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms with hitting coach Darnell Coles on Monday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Coles, 59, joins the Nationals after spending the previous three seasons (2019-21) as the hitting coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2019, the Diamondbacks matched a club record with 220 home runs, an increase of 44 home runs from

Orioles to host Fall Instructional League Camp in Sarasota

The Baltimore Orioles will host the team’s Fall Instructional League Camp at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla. beginning today, Monday, October 18, and running through Saturday, November 20. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development to help accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. The roster of players participating in this year’s camp is listed below. Among those

Nationals announce 2021 minor league awards

The Washington Nationals selected the following players as their 2021 Minor League Award winners: * Player of the Year - infielder/outfielder Jake Noll * Pitcher of the Year - right-hander Cade Cavalli * Defensive Player of the Year - outfielder Donovan Casey * Baserunner of the Year - infielder Jordy Barley * “Nationals Way” Award - infielder/outfielder Jack Dunn Noll, 27, led Washington’s Minor League

Orioles break ground on new Dominican academy

The Baltimore Orioles today broke ground on their new, state-of-the-art training academy in Guerra, Dominican Republic. Joined by Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader, Dominican Republic Minister of Sports Francisco Camacho Rivas, and Dominican Republic Commissioner of Baseball Junior Noboa, Orioles Chairman and CEO John Angelos, Executive Vice President and General Manager Mike Elias, and Senior Director of International Scouting Koby Perez were among numerous dignitaries

Nationals agree to terms with Alcides Escobar

The Washington Nationals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with infielder Alcides Escobar on Tuesday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Escobar, 34, hit .288 with 21 doubles, two triples, four homers, 28 RBI, 17 walks, 53 runs scored and three stolen bases in 75 games for the Nationals. He joined the Nationals on July 3rd and

Nationals recall Joan Adon

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Joan Adon from Triple-A Rochester and placed infielder Luis García on the 10-day Injured List with a strained oblique muscle on Sunday. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Adon, 23, went 7-6 with a 4.97 ERA in 21 starts between High-A Wilmington, Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Rochester in 2021. He struck out

Nationals announce 2021 media awards.

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the sixth-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by members of the local media. Outfielder Juan Soto was voted 2021 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Kyle Finnegan was named Pitcher of the Year. First Baseman Josh Bell was given the Good Guy Award, given to a player for his always-professional dealings with members of the media,